Skype for Business on Mac June update (16.8) is here - everyone start your PowerPoint!
Published Jun 26 2017 09:01 AM 3,098 Views
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Late last week we made the June monthly update for Skype for Business for Mac available for download and update. For those keeping score, this is the 16.8 release of the client. As with all updates, we recommend you are up to date with the latest CUs for your Server. Customers in the cloud are always up-to-date and do not need to install cumulative updates.


A particularly unique feature to Skype for Business is the ability to load and then present your slides directly from the meeting. With a small amount of effort at the beginning of the meeting, a presenter can improve the experience for everyone attending the meeting. Formerly a Windows only feature – it came to Mobile and is now available on the Mac. Grab your slides and get loading and start presenting – your users should be delighted.


But there is lots of other news this month so look at the list below and let us know if one of these was important to your deployment. The product team loves to hear when we hit the bullseye :smiling_face_with_smiling_eyes:


Voice enabled Skype users can join a meeting by phone
Voice enabled Skype users can now request a call-back to their phone
Users can now join their Microsoft Teams meetings directly from the Meetings tab.  
Users can now join non-federated meetings directly from the app
Users can see Meeting Info (Organizer, Join URL, Conference ID) while in a meeting
New Contacts tab shows who has added you to their contact list in SfB. 
Ability to search for new contacts in the Chats tab.
Users can close the "On Hold" overlay while in a meeting.
Held calls can be resumed from the new "..." (More Options) button. 
Added Touch bar support for various functionality 

 

For a complete list of improvements to the client, please be sure to read the release notes that come with this update. Customers can choose to download the latest client from the download center or those who already have the client can use the Microsoft AutoUpdate (MAU) to get the latest.


- Paul Cannon, Skype for Business Product Marketing Manager

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