Skype for Business on Mac December release (16.13.184) is out!
Published Dec 07 2017 04:07 PM 6,108 Views



The Skype for Business Mac team is excited to announce our last major release for 2017 is now available for download.  This release includes the following changes, including several key features that customers have been waiting on for a long time! 


Status from your Outlook calendar

Skype for Business on Mac will automatically update your status to indicate when you are in a meeting or busy based on your Outlook calendar. You can turn this off by clearing Update my status based on my calendar information in General page of Preferences dialog box.


Manage people in your meetings and calls

When in a meeting or call, you can easily mute someone's microphone, make them a presenter or attendee, or remove them from the meeting. In the People list, select the user and then select the More Options (…) button.


Know when you are offline

You'll see a notification at the top of the window when you aren't connected to the Skype for Business server, and the buttons to start conversations and join meetings will be disabled.


See your missed IM messages

When you miss an IM conversation, you can see the message text in the chat window even if your organization has disabled automatic archiving of IM messages.


Automatically close the window when you hang up a call

Skype for Business on Mac will automatically close the call window when you hang up a person-to-person phone call as long as no one has sent IMs in the conversation.


Monitor the quality of your audio and video calls

If you are on macOS Sierra or later, your admin can monitor the Quality of Service (QoS) of your audio and video calls to keep your service running smoothly.



    • Fixed an issue that prevented a user from seeing a security desk notification when they dial 911.
    • Improved the performance of opening chat conversations.
    • Changed the position of notifications so they do not cover action buttons when you leave a call or meeting.
    • Improved the performance of displaying the Devices window.
    • Improved the visibility of Next Slide and Previous Slide buttons when sharing a PowerPoint file in a meeting.
    • Fixed issues around sending IMs when a presenter enables or disables all IM in a meeting.
    • Fixed an issue with how HTTP proxy passwords were stored.
    • Fixed an issue that caused users with an Alternate ID to be prompted to sign in multiple times.


Happy Holidays!

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