With Skype Connectivity (our way of connecting Lync, Skype, and Skype for Business), you can now easily reach your colleagues, business partners or customers who are using Lync, Microsoft’s communication platform designed for the corporate world. In addition, you can also connect with colleagues using Skype for Business, the new, enterprise-grade software from Skype.
All you need to connect with Lync and Skype for Business users is the latest version of Skype. Simply sign into Skype, and you’re ready to add Lync and Skype for Business users to your Skype contact list.
Currently, you can contact Lync and Skype for Business users from Skype for Windows desktop and Skype for Mac OS X, but we’ll add support for more platforms soon.
On the Lync side, Skype Connectivity is supported by Lync 2010 and Lync 2013, including any of the 2013 mobile clients. Skype for Business supports Skype Connectivity out of the box.
*Video calling is currently only supported for Skype for Windows desktop; video calling for Mac is coming soon.