Lync Online: Troubleshooting Lync-Skype Connectivity

With the recent release of Lync-Skype connectivity, Lync unified communications capabilities are now extended to hundreds of millions of Skype users. And there are of course lots of questions. Check out this Lync Online article for tips, tricks, and workarounds for the top questions.

Author: Patrick Kelley, Microsoft Senior Technical Writer

Published: June 10, 2013

Product version: Lync Server 2013, Lync Online

Lync-Skype connectivity is now available, which extends Lync unified communications capabilities to the hundreds of millions of people who use Skype. This combination enables Lync customers to take advantage of the global reach of Skype to connect and collaborate with suppliers, customers, and partners while relying on the enterprise richness of Lync. This initial set of features includes:

  • Adding Skype contacts to Lync and vice-versa, enabling presence sharing
  • Audio calling and instant messaging between Lync and Skype users
  • Management settings for Lync administrators

And although this is great news, we also know you have questions. Check out Lync Online Wiki: Troubleshooting Lync-Skype Connectivity for the three most popular questions and answers on Lync-Skype connectivity, and peruse a bevy of tips, tricks, and workarounds for people who are having trouble getting connected.

About the Author

Patrick Kelley’s first job at Microsoft was documenting the Microsoft C Compiler, Version 6.0.  He currently documents Lync Client and Lync Online for the Office 0365 Documentation team.

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Keywords: Lync Server, Lync Online, Skype, connectivity

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  1. Sabarish N says:


    If I have both Lync Client and Skype Installed on my system, and let’s say contacts from each other are already added – How do I ensure that when I log into any one of them, I auto log-in to the other.

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