Microsoft has released a new blogpost around updates for Skype for Business and the Skype UI
What’s new in Skype for Business and how you can take control of updates
First in the row will be Skype for Business client that will be included in next update (patch Tuesday) of Office 2013 and Office 365 ProPlus. New is the dual UI support : new Skype for Business UI or old Lync 2013 UI. This UI can be controlled centrally (Admin) which is very important to know for all O365/Lync partners and customers.
Find more details about this dual UI administration :
Switch between Skype for Business and Lync Client UI (TechNet Wiki)
It is important that you prepare users in your organization for Lync becoming Skype for Business. You will see this change with the April release of the Office Update starting 4/14/2015.
- Two weeks prior (around 3/30/2015) to the release of the new Skype for Business client, send an email to your users that Lync is changing to Skype for Business.
- Five days prior ( around 3/9/2015) to when you rollout of the new Skype for Business client, send an email to your users that Lync is changing to Skype for Business.
- When the new Skype for Business client is released on 4/14/2015, send an email to your users that the new Skype for Business client is released and they will start seeing changes over the next two weeks.
As you would expect from the blogpost they talk about the Client UI but …
What is surprising is that they actually announce the roadmap of the rollout of the Service, Server and Enterprise Voice in the Cloud
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