Lync to Skype for Business Rebranding

Starting on April 14, 2015 Microsoft will begin the rebranding of the Lync client to Skype for Business.  How is the Lync client user experience changing?

The contact window and features are inspired by Skype but still has the same overall feel of Lync:


All the essential Lync features are still there—like the Quick Actions buttons, which let you IM or call a contact (and more) with just one click or tap.


 Skype for Business taskbar icon has changed:

 as well as the icon in Outlook to create meetings: 

The same Lync meeting experience and controls with the look and feel of Skype:

For more information on the new Skype for Business interface, please follow the link to the Microsoft article:

Lync is now Skype for Business — see what's new

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