You can still use the Lync client user interface after you apply this update for Lync 2013 (Skype for Business). Get the general information about how to switch between the Skype for Business and the Lync client user interfaces for Office 365 users and Lync Server 2013 users.
Or else if your already with Office 2013 you can update by few clicks
Go to Outlook/File/Office Account and click Office update
Then you can experience new Skype for Business UI after the restart
With April 14th update for Lync 2013 / Skype for business - KB2889923 total interface change to new look :) its seem very familiar: the contact list, Presence and colors, buttons and icons ...should make you feel like home with ur consumer client/ Skype .
How to add user to skype for business client
Outlook integration you can see like this on calender
Collaboration features will be like this
When your dialing out it will be likes this, Nice interface and new colorful buttons and Popular feature on Skype Call Monitor feature Available in Skype for Business. With Call monitor will help you to move in/out from SfB window. Simply double-click or double-tap the call monitor.
Skype4B Latest architecture poster available to download and understand requirements of Skype for Business 2015 servers and clients under different levels of service complexity. When you planning the deployment its easy to you to understand using workload diagrams.. Not only that it will be very easy to face troubleshoots if you understand in-depth of the workloads and how it works
day!!! The General availability of Skype for Business. Microsoft promised
organization currently using Lync 2013 will be updated to Skype for business
and Lync Online service will be automatically updated to SfB Online.
Client will be
rolling out as part of the April monthly update for Office 2013 while SfB
Online is rolling out to office 365 customers worldwide. Basically Office 365
customers using Lync online will get the new SfB for experience within next
And this is a good
news to future customers who willing to move to UC Platforms and it’s a gate
opener to very big user base with same experience with additional features.
Vision - Skype for
Business will offer phone numbers to Office 365 user, available in preview
Good news came on last week that is Salesforce released for Office 2013, Introduced Apps for Office to let our partners add capabilities to Office to extend it and integrate it with the services our users use every day to help them be even more productive in Office. The new Salesforce App for Outlook was announced to give users a great new way to work with Salesforce right from within Outlook. This lets users view Salesforce contacts, leads, accounts and opportunities in the context of an email from a customer. Salesforce for Outlook works with Outlook 2013, Office 365, Outlook for Mac and the Outlook Web App (OWA).
It's a good news for everyone, If you're Office 365 Partner managing customer office 365 tenant, you have to log into portal and need to check the services status / Health and ability to manage Service request using this. This story become nice with this rather releasing windows phone app to the store they released Android and iOS App. i suppose this is because of market share. i think it's a fair decision from Microsoft its self .
Office 365 - Office Online added many additional functions to improve the experience Office Online - Reading experience | Now you have more option for Saving and Manage files | You can now print PDF files directly from word online | You can add files your OneDrive right from the Toolbar | Proof Reading Tools Office Online - Reading Experience