Skype for Business Server 2019 now GA!

Published 10-22-2018 10:21 AM 25K Views

Today we are excited to announce that as part of the Office Servers launch, Skype for Business Server 2019 is now generally available. This release enables customers to continue using Skype for Business in a on-premises environment while making it easy to take advantage of key cloud experiences. Key features at GA include:


Cloud Voicemail support enables all your Skype for Business 2019 users—whether they are homed on premises or online—to have access to Cloud Voicemail.


Cloud Call Data Connector greatly simplifies call monitoring in a hybrid environment by using online tools to monitor users call quality.


Streamlined Teams Migration allows administrators to easily move on-premises to Teams with a simple Admin experience.


TLS 1.2 support now enabled for improved security.


Added support for Windows Server 2019 and continued support for Windows Server 2016.


Looking forward, we’ll deliver additional capabilities including:


Support for Cloud Auto Attendant, so that on-premises customers can always use the latest version. Customers will need to use a hybrid configuration for users syncing to AAD. Please note that Cloud Auto Attendant will be available later this year – we will announce when ready.


Meetings First – Continue to use Skype for Business Server for Chat and Calling while harnessing Microsoft Teams for true cloud-based meetings. Your users will enjoy a great meetings experience while your company experiences improved performance using the Microsoft global cloud infrastructure.


Our commitment remains strong to enable our customers with on-premises and cloud features. If you want to learn more about the release, please watch or download the Ignite session recording and the accompanying PowerPoint presentation. You can also read our latest documentation.

Senior Member

very good 

Senior Member

Hi There, the download in the documentation goes no-where apart from this download page have used various accounts where can I get GA release please?

Occasional Visitor


skype for business 2019 download does not work.

Please provide us the link to download to test the technology



Occasional Visitor

Hi Paul,

There seems to be a known bug where the SfB server 2019 eval expires as soon as its installed, instead of providing 180 days.  Front end service wont start.  The eval center page says "Following the launch of Skype for Business Server 2019, we found an issue with the Eval media and are in the process of fixing it. We temporarily need to remove the media while we fix a licensing issue. Please check back often for updates and the launch of the updated media."

I've been checking the page often for quite some time- can we get an ETA on when there will be a working eval release?

thank you


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