Skype for Business, Cannot login using 2016 client for Mac

This page provides information on the availability of Skype for Business 2016 for Mac.

While Microsoft has released Skype for Business 2016 for Mac, our testing has found that it does not support calls to 911. Due to this safety concern, Technology Services is blocking the Skype for Business 2016 client for Mac. If you have it installed and attempt to log in, you will receive an error message "You need to update your version of Skype for Business to sign in. Contact your support team."

Skype for Business for Mac error

If you need to use Lync/Skype for Business on your Mac, please use the Lync 2011 client. Download and installation instructions are available here: Skype for Business, Lync 2011 for Mac Installation

Once we confirm that Skype for Business 2016 for Mac works with 911 calls, we will remove this block.



Keywords:Skype for Business, Lync, upgrade, 2016, Macintosh, Apple, OS X, OSX   Doc ID:68119
Owner:Lync M.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2016-10-28 13:05 CDTUpdated:2017-02-27 17:22 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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