Office Insider releases for Skype for Business on Mac

For members of the Office Insider program, get the latest information about security fixes and improvements in Skype for Business on Mac.

Note: You can provide feedback directly to the Microsoft product team by using the Report an Issue link and menu options in Skype for Business on Mac.

November 16, 2017

Version: Build 16.13.168

Features added

  • Status from your Outlook calendar    Skype for Business will automatically update your status to indicate when you are in a meeting or busy based on your Outlook calendar. You can turn this off by clearing Update my status based on my calendar information in General page of Preferences dialog box.

  • Manage people in your meetings and calls    When in a meeting or call, you can easily mute someone's microphone, make them a presenter or attendee, or remove them from the meeting. In the People list, select the user and then select the More Options () button.

  • Know when you are offline    You'll see a notification at the top of the window when you aren't connected to the Skype for Business server, and the buttons to start conversations and join meetings will be disabled.

  • See your missed IM messages    When you miss an IM conversation, you can see the message text in the chat window even if your organization has disabled automatic archiving of IM messages.

  • Monitor the quality of your audio and video calls    If you are on macOS Sierra or later, your admin can monitor the Quality of Service (QoS) of your audio and video calls to keep your service running smoothly.

Improvements

  • Fixed an issue that prevented a user from seeing a security desk notification when they dial 911.

  • Fixed an issue where IM messages were not displayed in the order in which they were sent.

  • Improved the performance of opening chat conversations.

  • Changed the position of notifications so they do not cover action buttons when you leave a call or meeting.

  • Improved the performance of displaying the Devices window.

  • Improved the visibility of Next Slide and Previous Slide buttons when sharing a PowerPoint file in a meeting.

  • Fixed issues around sending IMs when a presenter enables or disables all IM in a meeting.

  • Fixed an issue with how HTTP proxy passwords were stored.

  • Fixed an issue that caused users with an Alternate ID to be prompted to sign in multiple times.

October 20, 2017

Version: Build 16.12.0.63

Features added

  • Easily change devices when in a meeting or call    Users can select the Devices button while in a meeting or call to select audio and video devices.

  • Easily switch to a connected audio device    When a user connects an audio device to the computer after joining a meeting, the app will always ask whether to switch audio to the new device.

  • Choose meeting audio options by pressing Join from Calendar tab    When a user selects a meeting on the Meetings tab, they can press the Join button to see the Join Meeting Audio dialog box to choose how to join audio. The option to have a meeting call to a phone number is now only available from the Join Meeting Audio dialog box.

  • Maximized screen sharing    Users will now see screen sharing fill the meeting or conversation window so it is easier to see what is being shared.

  • Stop screen sharing when you hang up    The app will automatically stop sharing the screen when a user hangs up to make sure others can't see the user's screen after they leave a meeting or call.

  • Invite users to a meeting through email    The user can easily send an email to someone with information on how to join a meeting by clicking Invite by Email in the Meeting Information dialog box.

Improvements

  • Removed the requirement that a user be enabled for Enterprise Voice in order to choose the Call me at option in Join Meeting Audio dialog box.

  • Fixed an issue where the “This call is on hold” message continued to be displayed after switching audio from the computer to a phone.

  • Added a check to prevent users from trying to send IMs when they are not signed in.

  • Fixed an issue that caused phone numbers to be formatted incorrectly when shown in Outlook calendar items.

  • Fixed an issue where a network connection error remains displayed after the network connection is restored.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented redialing calls from the Calls tab.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented display of the current speaker video when someone was sharing a screen in a meeting.

  • Added ability for an administrator to customize the sign-in UI to show the User Name field in the sign-in dialog box as well as in Advanced Options.

September 14, 2017

Version: Build 16.11.115

Features added

  • Join meetings without audio    Users can choose to join meetings without joining audio. Users can choose the option for one meeting by selecting Don't join audio in the Join Meeting Audio dialog box or set the default for all meetings in the Calls page of Preferences.

  • Simplified sign in    Signing into Skype for Business on Mac is now easier and only asks for information that is needed. The user starts by entering their email address, and Skype for Business determines what additional information is required by your organization. Some lesser-used options have been moved to the Advanced Options dialog box.

  • Sign in with client certificate-based authentication    Users can now sign into Skype for Business on Mac using client certificate-based authentication when required by their organization.

  • Hide and show meeting content Users can choose to hide or show content that another user is sharing in a meeting. When someone is sharing their screen, select Hide Meeting Content from the More Options () menu. If content is available but not displayed (because it was hidden or due to an error), select Show Meeting Content from the More Options () menu.

  • Join meetings from organizations that are not federated with your organization    Users can now join meetings that are hosted by another organization even when external connectivity (federation) has not been established between the two organizations.

Improvements

  • Fixed an issue where a user's location used for E-911 calls is not correctly identified when the user is connected to a network inside their organization.

  • Fixed an issue where a user's status continued to show as Available after they had quit the app.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from signing in with an Alternate ID.

  • Fixed several issues to improve the reliability of viewing screen sharing in a meeting.

Previous releases

Version: Build 16.10.0.88

Features added

  • Added "How do I add delegates?" help link on the Preferences/Call page to help users self-educate on delegate UI.

  • The Join Meeting Audio dialog box is now displayed when you join a meeting from Meetings tab.

Version: Build 16.9.0.18

Features added

  • End Meeting command    Users who are presenters in a meeting can now end the meeting from Skype for Business on Mac by selecting the End Meeting command from the More Options button. When a meeting is ended, all users in the meeting are disconnected.

    End Meeting command

    Note: This applies to Skype for Business Online users only.

  • Support for multiple emergency numbers   Skype for Business on Mac now supports multiple emergency numbers when configured by your admin.

  • Delegates can schedule meetings on behalf of delegators   Outlook for Mac will now allow a delegate to schedule an online meeting on behalf of a delegator. This new feature has a limitation that the online meeting is created using meeting ID and policies of the delegate, not the delegator. This limitation will be removed in future versions of Skype for Business on Mac and Outlook for Mac.

    Note: You must install the Outlook update version 15.36.170702 or later to enable this feature.

  • Delegator and delegate features for Lync Server 2013    Delegator and delegate feature are enabled for Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update 9: July 2017.

    • Users can now add delegates to "My Delegates" group in contact group and set call routing preferences to delegates.

    • Delegates can see who has made them a delegate.

    • Delegates can make calls on behalf of a delegator.

  • Contact management for Lync Server 2013    The ability to add and remove contacts and create and delete contact groups is enabled for Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update 9: July 2017.

  • Peer-to-Peer desktop sharing with Skype for Business 2016 users for Lync Server 2013    Peer-to-peer desktop sharing between Skype for Business on Mac and Skype for Business 2016 on Windows is enabled for Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update 9: July 2017.

Improvements

  • Increased the touch bar buttons size and spacing when in a meeting.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented all dial-in numbers from being displayed when scheduling an online meeting in Outlook.

  • Fixed an issue where hanging up from a meeting while sharing a PowerPoint presentation ended the presentation for everyone in the meeting.

  • Fixed an issue where the user could be automatically signed in even when Keep me signed in is unchecked.

  • Fixed accessibility issues with keyboard navigation in the Calls and Meetings tabs.

  • Fixed an issue where a user could not see screen sharing if two users tried to start sharing at the same time.

  • Fixed an issue where some check boxes were not displayed correctly in right-to-left languages.

  • Fixed an issue where an error message was not displayed when the Exchange password was needed.

  • Fixed a crash issue when the user maximizes, unmaximizes, and then moves the window while viewing screen sharing in a meeting.

Version: Build 16.9.3

Improvements

  • Fixed an issue where Outlook only renders one provided dial-in number.

  • Bug fixes.

  • Performance enhancements.

Version: Build 16.8.0.198

Improvements

  • Fixed crash issues.

Version: Build 16.8.0.190

Improvements

  • Fixed issued related to users not being able to sign in due to URL format.

  • Fixed memory leak during idle periods.

  • Fixed issue moving the conversation window.

Version: Build 16.8.0.170

Features added

  • Users can now join non-federated meetings directly from Skype for Business, rather than having to join in their browser.

  • New Contacts tab shows who has added you to their contacts list in Skype for Business.

  • Users can now join a Microsoft Teams meeting directly from the Meetings tab in Skype for Business.

  • Users can close the "On Hold" overlay while in a meeting. Held calls can be resumed from the new More Options button (...).

  • Users can view screen-sharing or PowerPoint presentations side-by-side with the active speaker.

  • Touch bar support for various functionality.

Improvements

  • Fixed a mute/unmute problem that would happen with various headsets.

  • Fixed a case where the microphone icon would look wrong when joining a conference.

  • Implemented minor bug fixes.

Version: Build 16.7.0.196

Improvements

  • Fixed memory leak related to video calls, desktop sharing (VBSS), and MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

Version: Build 16.7.0.191

Improvements

  • Fixed sign-in issues.

Version: Build 16.7.0.188

Features added

  • Users can now share a PowerPoint presentation while in a meeting.

  • Join a meeting by phone — Users that are enabled for Enterprise Voice can now join a meeting with the audio on their phone.

  • Call-back on phone in a meeting — Users that are enabled for Enterprise Voice can now get a call-back on their phone while in an on-going meeting. Click the More Options button (...) to find out more.

  • Video-based screen sharing — Online users will now share their screen with higher frame-rate and better quality.

    Note: Skype for Business Online users only.

  • Losing connection during meetings only will now automatically reconnect if dropped due to network problems once sufficient network quality has been re-established.

  • Advanced Autodiscover URLs can now be provided as a simple FQDN rather than a full URL.

  • Users can now see Meeting Entry info by clicking the More Options button (...) during the meeting.

  • Users can now search for contacts whom they previously haven't talked to directly from the Chats tab.

  • Meeting scheduling in Outlook will now use a pre-assigned meeting for on-premises users, if available.

    Note: Supported on Skype for Business Server 2015 and Skype for Business 2013 only.

  • Hunt group calls will now be indicated by group name.

    Note: Skype for Business Online users only.

  • Added bidirectional file transfer support for online users.

    Note: Supported for Skype for Business Online users with Skype for Business Server 2015 Update version 1617.5.

Improvements

  • Fixed an issue where multiple participants sharing their desktop or program in a meeting were seeing a black screen.

  • Fixed an issue where the notification center would be filled out with alerts about network problems.

  • Fixed an issue where 00 was always normalized to + regardless of the users region.

  • Fixed an issue where dialing vanity numbers wouldn't correctly translate to digits, and the call would fail.

  • Fixed an issue with double dial-tone sounds while dialing a PSTN number.

  • Fixed screen sharing issue while in meetings.

  • Fixed mute/unmute issues while on peer-to-peer calls.

  • Fixed an issue that prompted users to update meeting due to policy changes when scheduling public meetings.

  • Fixed issues with alerts.

  • Fixed other UI and crash issues.

Version: Build 16.7.0.184

Features added

  • Users can now share a PowerPoint presentation while in a meeting.

  • Join a meeting by phone — Users that are enabled for Enterprise Voice can now join a meeting with the audio on their phone.

  • Call-back on phone in a meeting — Users that are enabled for Enterprise Voice can now get a call-back on their phone while in an on-going meeting. Click the More Options button (...) to find out more.

  • Video-based screen sharing — Online users will now share their screen with higher frame-rate and better quality.

    Note: Skype for Business Online users only.

  • Losing connection during meetings only will now automatically reconnect if dropped due to network problems once sufficient network quality has been re-established.

  • Advanced Autodiscover URLs can now be provided as a simple FQDN rather than a full URL.

  • Users can now see Meeting Entry info by clicking the More Options button (...) during the meeting.

  • Users can now search for contacts whom they previously haven't talked to directly from the Chats tab.

  • Meeting scheduling in Outlook will now use a pre-assigned meeting for on-premises users, if available.

    Note: Supported on Skype for Business Server 2015 and Skype for Business 2013 only.

  • Hunt group calls will now be indicated by group name.

    Note: Skype for Business Online users only.

Improvements

  • Fixed an issue where the notification center would be filled out with alerts about network problems.

  • Fixed an issue where 00 was always normalized to + regardless of the users region.

  • Fixed an issue where dialing vanity numbers wouldn't correctly translate to digits, and the call would fail.

  • Fixed an issue with double dial-tone sounds while dialing a PSTN number.

  • Fixed screen sharing issue while in meetings.

  • Fixed mute/unmute issues while on peer-to-peer calls.

  • Fixed an issue that prompted users to update meeting due to policy changes when scheduling public meetings.

  • Fixed issues with alerts.

  • Fixed other UI and crash issues.

Version: Build 16.7.0.172

Features added

  • Join a meeting by phone — Users that are enabled for Enterprise Voice can now join a meeting with the audio on their phone.

  • Call-back on phone in a meeting — Users that are enabled for Enterprise Voice can now get a call-back on their phone while in a ongoing meeting. Click the More Options button (...) to find out more.

  • Video-based screen sharing — Online users will now share their screen with higher frame-rate and better quality.

  • Calls will now automatically reconnect if dropped due to network problems once sufficient network quality has been re-established.

  • Advanced Autodiscover URLs can now be provided as a simple FQDN rather than a full URL.

  • Meeting Entry info is now available in the meeting, click the More Options button (...) to find out more.

  • You can now search for contacts that you previously haven't talked to directly from the Chats tab.

  • Meeting scheduling in Outlook will now use a pre-assigned meeting for on-premises users, if available.

Improvements

  • Fixed an issue where the notification center would be filled out with alerts about network problems.

  • Fixed an issue where 00 was always normalized to + regardless of the users region.

  • Fixed an issue where dialing vanity numbers wouldn't correctly translate to digits, and the call would fail.

  • Implemented minor bug fixes.

Version: Build 16.7.0.138

Features added

  • Join a meeting by phone. Enterprise Voice enabled users can now join a meeting with the audio on their phone.

  • Call-back on phone in a meeting. Enterprise Voice enabled users can now get a call-back on their phone while in a ongoing meeting. Click the More Options button (...) to find out more.

  • Video-based screen sharing. Online users will now share their screen with higher frame-rate and better quality.

  • Calls will now automatically reconnect if dropped due to network problems once sufficient network quality has been re-established.

  • Advanced Autodiscover URLs can now be provided as a simple FQDN rather than a full URL.

  • Meeting Entry info is now available in the meeting, click the More Options button (...) to find out more.

  • You can now search for contacts that you previously haven't talked to directly from the Chats tab.

  • Meeting scheduling in Outlook will now use a pre-assigned meeting for on-premises users, if available.

Improvements

  • Fixed an issue where the notification center would be filled out with alerts about network problems.

  • Fixed an issue where 00 was always normalized to + regardless of the users region.

  • Fixed an issue where dialing vanity numbers wouldn't correctly translate to digits, and the call would fail.

Version: Build 16.6.0.328

Improvements

  • When cancelling the open file dialog during send file, the window will not close and the buttons are inactive.

  • When an incoming call comes in the video preview, the video button for answering the call does not show up on the incoming ring panel.

  • Fixed crash issues.

Version: Build 16.6.0.315

Features added

  • Peer-to-peer file transfer is enabled for Skype for Business Online Ring 0, 1, and 2 users.

Improvements

  • Implemented minor bug fixes.

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Version: Build 16.5.176

Improvements

  • Fixed an issue when a user's camera is turned on when accepting a group call with audio only.

  • Implemented minor bug fixes.

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Version: Build 16.5.172

Improvements

  • Fixed a false warning about Conversation History availability when the computer resumes.

  • Fixed an issue about users not receiving an error message when trying to sign in to Skype for Business on Mac on a network that uses network proxy server without configuring the HTTP proxy setting.

  • Implemented minor bug fixes.

Known issue

Issue

Comment

Accepting calls with audio only

User's camera is turned on when accepting a group call with audio only allowing others in the call to see the user's video.

Workaround: The user has to manually turn the video off after accepting the call.

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Version: Build 16.5.142

Features added

  • Users can add delegates to "My Delegates" group in contact group and set call routing preferences to delegates.

  • Delegates can see who has made them a delegate and make calls on behalf of a delegator.

  • Delegates can make calls on behalf of a delegator.

    Note: Delegate/delegator features are currently available for Skype for Business Online customers only. More features to come.

  • Users are prompted to switch to device when user plugs in USB device.

  • Added a separate audio setting for a "ringing" device.

  • Admins are allowed to set the email and user name with user profiles.

  • Added "groups" button to the contact details view.

Improvements

  • Fixed various headset mute/unmute problems.

  • Implemented other UI improvements and bug fixes.

  • Fixed crash issues.

Known issue

Issue

Comment

Can’t sign into Skype for Business on Mac on networks that require proxy configuration

User can’t sign into Skype for Business on Mac on a network that uses network proxy server without configuring the HTTP proxy setting. User does not see any error.

Workaround: Configure the HTTP proxy setting in the Skype for Business on Mac sign-in info with the correct credential.

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Version: Build 16.4.0.259

Improvements

  • Fixed issues related to muting and connectivity.

  • Fixed crash issues.

Known issue

Issue

Comment

Users see stale presence and don't get incoming notifications

Users might see a stale presence and will not get incoming notifications after a network change or when their computer goes to sleep.

Workaround: Sign out, and then sign back in to your account.

Version: Build 16.4.0.246

Features added

  • Improved Distribution List and Group Features: Users can now IM and Call DL and Groups.

  • Messages are now separated by date.

  • Support for option SIP URIs in chat window.

  • Users will now occasionally be prompted to rate their call experience.

Improvements

  • Fixed minor bugs.

  • Fixed issues with meetings created from Outlook and joining from Polycom and Skype Room Systems.

  • Changed the position of the message "Your microphone is muted" and call controls.

  • Improved screen sharing in 1:1 conversations.

  • Improved ending a call — some users could not end call when in the lobby.

  • Fixed crash issues.

  • Implemented UI improvements.

  • Implemented improvements to voice-over announcements and other accessibility improvements.

Version: Build 16.4.0.203

Features added

  • Improved Distribution List and Group Features: Users can now IM and Call DL and Groups.

  • Messages are now separated by date.

  • Support for option SIP URIs in chat window.

  • Users will now occasionally be prompted to rate their call experience.

  • Users can add delegates to the "My Delegates" group in contact group and set call routing preferences to delegates.

  • Delegates can see who has made them a delegate and make calls on behalf of a delegator.

  • Delegates can make calls on behalf of a delegator.

    Note: Delegate/delegator features are currently available for Skype for Business Online customers only. More features to come.

Improvements

  • Fixed issues with meetings created from Outlook and joining from Polycom and Skype Room Systems.

  • Changed the position of the message "Your microphone is muted" and call controls.

  • Improved screen sharing in 1:1 conversations.

  • Improved ending a call — some users could not end call when in the lobby.

  • Fixed crash issues.

  • Implemented UI improvements.

  • Implemented improvements to voice-over announcements and other accessibility improvements.

Version: Build 16.3.241

  • Certified support for the following USB devices:

    • Polycom CX300

    • Jabra Speak 510

    • Jabra Evolve 65

    • Plantronics Blackwire C520-M

    • Logitech Webcam C930e

  • Fixed issue with IM desktop sharing when additional persons are added to conversation.

  • Fixed issue with screen sharing invitations being missed or not received.

  • Implemented other bug fixes.

Version: Build 16.3.216

  • Added feature to let users share their desktops during peer-to-peer IM conversations.

    Note: Peer-to-peer desktop sharing from Skype for Business 2016 on Windows client is not supported for on-premises customers.

  • Added support for Polycom CX300 devices.

Version: Build 16.3.200

  • Duplicated contacts and contact’s email are shown at same time when users search a contact. Now users will only see one contact by using the workaround of deleting the sign-in info:

    1. Log out of Skype for Business on Mac.

    2. Delete any sign-in info.

  • Certified generic HID devices for the following functionality: accept/end incoming call, end ongoing call, mute/unmute, hold/resume.

  • Fixed issue of desktop sharing from Windows users is shown very small.

  • Fixed clicking on the contact card of a user to start a new chat does not always populate the chat window with the contact.

  • Fixed notifications for past messages should not be sent/displayed.

  • Fixed issue with users unable to transfer calls.

  • Fixed issue with users not receiving A/V invitation from IM window.

  • Fixed issue with creating a "New Group."

  • Improved messages in the UI.

  • Fixed additional crash bugs.

Version: Build 16.3.121

  • Fixed duplicated contacts and contacts' email, which were shown at the same time when users searched a contact. Now users will see only one contact.

  • Fixed “0+” indicator, which was shown after users answered a 1:1 audio/video call.

  • Fixed contact status, which did not update when users changed from "Away" to "Off Work."

  • Fixed numerous crash issues related to Group Video Calling (GVC).

  • Fixed numerous issues related to accessibility.

  • Fixed an issue where Microsoft Auto Update channels were being overwritten by the client.

  • Implemented improvements to CPU performance when viewing shared screens over Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

  • Fixed an issue where contact group expanded/collapsed state would go out of sync.

  • Implemented numerous UI improvements.

Version: Build 16.2.143

  • Fixed an issue where notifications were persistent. Users can change their settings in the notifications panel.

Version: Build 16.2.140

  • Implemented improvements to desktop sharing while in person-to-person calls.

  • Implemented improvements to UI in chats.

  • Fixed crash bugs.

November 16, 2017

Version: Build 16.13.169

Features added

  • Status from your Outlook calendar    Skype for Business will automatically update your status to indicate when you are in a meeting or busy based on your Outlook calendar. You can turn this off by clearing Update my status based on my calendar information in General page of Preferences dialog box.

  • Manage people in your meetings and calls    When in a meeting or call, you can easily mute someone's microphone, make them a presenter or attendee, or remove them from the meeting. In the People list, select the user and then select the More Options () button.

  • Know when you are offline    You'll see a notification at the top of the window when you aren't connected to the Skype for Business server, and the buttons to start conversations and join meetings will be disabled.

  • See your missed IM messages    When you miss an IM conversation, you can see the message text in the chat window even if your organization has disabled automatic archiving of IM messages.

  • Monitor the quality of your audio and video calls    If you are on macOS Sierra or later, your admin can monitor the Quality of Service (QoS) of your audio and video calls to keep your service running smoothly.

Improvements

  • Fixed an issue that prevented a user from seeing a security desk notification when they dial 911.

  • Fixed an issue where IM messages were not displayed in the order in which they were sent.

  • Improved the performance of opening chat conversations.

  • Changed the position of notifications so they do not cover action buttons when you leave a call or meeting.

  • Improved the performance of displaying the Devices window.

  • Improved the visibility of Next Slide and Previous Slide buttons when sharing a PowerPoint file in a meeting.

  • Fixed issues around sending IMs when a presenter enables or disables all IM in a meeting.

  • Fixed an issue with how HTTP proxy passwords were stored.

  • Fixed an issue that caused users with an Alternate ID to be prompted to sign in multiple times.

October 20, 2017

Version: Build 16.12.0.64

Features added

  • Easily change devices when in a meeting or call    Users can select the Devices button while in a meeting or call to select audio and video devices.

  • Easily switch to a connected audio device    When a user connects an audio device to the computer after joining a meeting, the app will always ask whether to switch audio to the new device.

  • Choose meeting audio options by pressing Join from Calendar tab    When a user selects a meeting on the Meetings tab, they can press the Join button to see the Join Meeting Audio dialog box to choose how to join audio. The option to have a meeting call to a phone number is now only available from the Join Meeting Audio dialog box.

  • Maximized screen sharing    Users will now see screen sharing fill the meeting or conversation window so it is easier to see what is being shared.

  • Stop screen sharing when you hang up    The app will automatically stop sharing the screen when a user hangs up to make sure others can't see the user's screen after they leave a meeting or call.

  • Invite users to a meeting through email    The user can easily send an email to someone with information on how to join a meeting by clicking Invite by Email in the Meeting Information dialog box.

Improvements

  • Removed the requirement that a user be enabled for Enterprise Voice in order to choose the Call me at option in Join Meeting Audio dialog box.

  • Fixed an issue where the “This call is on hold” message continued to be displayed after switching audio from the computer to a phone.

  • Added a check to prevent users from trying to send IMs when they are not signed in.

  • Fixed an issue that caused phone numbers to be formatted incorrectly when shown in Outlook calendar items.

  • Fixed an issue where a network connection error remains displayed after the network connection is restored.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented redialing calls from the Calls tab.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented display of the current speaker video when someone was sharing a screen in a meeting.

  • Added ability for an administrator to customize the sign-in UI to show the User Name field in the sign-in dialog box as well as in Advanced Options.

September 26, 2017

Version: Build 16.11.126

Features added

  • Join meetings without audio    Users can choose to join meetings without joining audio. Users can choose the option for one meeting by selecting Don't join audio in the Join Meeting Audio dialog box or set the default for all meetings in the Calls page of Preferences.

  • Simplified sign in    Signing into Skype for Business on Mac is now easier and only asks for information that is needed. The user starts by entering their email address, and Skype for Business determines what additional information is required by your organization. Some lesser-used options have been moved to the Advanced Options dialog box.

  • Sign in with client certificate-based authentication    Users can now sign into Skype for Business on Mac using client certificate-based authentication when required by their organization.

  • Hide and show meeting content Users can choose to hide or show content that another user is sharing in a meeting. When someone is sharing their screen, select Hide Meeting Content from the More Options () menu. If content is available but not displayed (because it was hidden or due to an error), select Show Meeting Content from the More Options () menu.

  • Join meetings from organizations that are not federated with your organization    Users can now join meetings that are hosted by another organization even when external connectivity (federation) has not been established between the two organizations.

Improvements

  • Fixed an issue where a user's location used for E-911 calls is not correctly identified when the user is connected to a network inside their organization.

  • Fixed an issue where a user's status continued to show as Available after they had quit the app.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from signing in with an Alternate ID.

  • Fixed several issues to improve the reliability of viewing screen sharing in a meeting.

Previous releases

Version: Build 16.10.0.89

Features added

  • Added "How do I add delegates?" help link on the Preferences/Call page to help users self-educate on delegate UI.

  • The Join Meeting Audio dialog box is now displayed when you join a meeting from Meetings tab.

Version: Build 16.9.0.19

Features added

  • End Meeting command    Users who are presenters in a meeting can now end the meeting from Skype for Business on Mac by selecting the End Meeting command from the More Options button. When a meeting is ended, all users in the meeting are disconnected.

    End Meeting command

    Note: This applies to Skype for Business Online users only.

  • Support for multiple emergency numbers   Skype for Business on Mac now supports multiple emergency numbers when configured by your admin.

  • Delegates can schedule meetings on behalf of delegators   Outlook for Mac will now allow a delegate to schedule an online meeting on behalf of a delegator. This new feature has a limitation that the online meeting is created using meeting ID and policies of the delegate, not the delegator. This limitation will be removed in future versions of Skype for Business on Mac and Outlook for Mac.

    Note: You must install the Outlook update version 15.36.170702 or later to enable this feature.

  • Delegator and delegate features for Lync Server 2013    Delegator and delegate feature are enabled for Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update 9: July 2017.

    • Users can now add delegates to "My Delegates" group in contact group and set call routing preferences to delegates.

    • Delegates can see who has made them a delegate.

    • Delegates can make calls on behalf of a delegator.

  • Contact management for Lync Server 2013    The ability to add and remove contacts and create and delete contact groups is enabled for Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update 9: July 2017.

  • Peer-to-Peer desktop sharing with Skype for Business 2016 users for Lync Server 2013    Peer-to-peer desktop sharing between Skype for Business on Mac and Skype for Business 2016 on Windows is enabled for Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update 9: July 2017.

Improvements

  • Increased the touch bar buttons size and spacing when in a meeting.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented all dial-in numbers from being displayed when scheduling an online meeting in Outlook.

  • Fixed an issue where hanging up from a meeting while sharing a PowerPoint presentation ended the presentation for everyone in the meeting.

  • Fixed an issue where the user could be automatically signed in even when Keep me signed in is unchecked.

  • Fixed accessibility issues with keyboard navigation in the Calls and Meetings tabs.

  • Fixed an issue where a user could not see screen sharing if two users tried to start sharing at the same time.

  • Fixed an issue where some check boxes were not displayed correctly in right-to-left languages.

  • Fixed an issue where an error message was not displayed when the Exchange password was needed.

  • Fixed a crash issue when the user maximizes, unmaximizes, and then moves the window while viewing screen sharing in a meeting.

Version: Build 16.8.0.199

Improvements

  • Fixed crash issues.

Version: Build 16.8.0.192

Improvements

  • Fixed issued related to users not being able to sign in due to URL format.

  • Fixed memory leak during idle periods.

  • Fixed issue moving the conversation window.

Version: Build 16.8.0.168

Features added

  • Users can now join non-federated meetings directly from Skype for Business, rather than having to join in their browser.

  • New Contacts tab shows who has added you to their contacts list in Skype for Business.

  • Users can now join a Microsoft Teams meeting directly from the Meetings tab in Skype for Business .

  • Users can close the "On Hold" overlay while in a meeting. Held calls can be resumed from the new More Options button (...).

  • Users can view screen-sharing or PowerPoint presentations side-by-side with the active speaker.

  • Touch bar support for various functionality.

Improvements

  • Fixed a mute/unmute problem that would happen with various headsets.

  • Fixed a case where the microphone icon would look wrong when joining a conference.

  • Implemented minor bug fixes.

Version: Build 16.7.0.197

Improvements

  • Fixed memory leak related to video calls, desktop sharing (VBSS), and MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

Version: Build 16.7.0.175

Features added

  • Users can now share a PowerPoint presentation while in a meeting.

  • Join a meeting by phone — Users that are enabled for Enterprise Voice can now join a meeting with the audio on their phone.

  • Call-back on phone in a meeting — Users that are enabled for Enterprise Voice can now get a call-back on their phone while in an on-going meeting. Click the More Options button (...) to find out more.

  • Video-based screen sharing — Online users will now share their screen with higher frame-rate and better quality.

    Note: Skype for Business Online users only.

  • Losing connection during meetings only will now automatically reconnect if dropped due to network problems once sufficient network quality has been re-established.

  • Advanced Autodiscover URLs can now be provided as a simple FQDN rather than a full URL.

  • Users can now see Meeting Entry info by clicking the More Options button (...) during the meeting.

  • Users can now search for contacts whom they previously haven't talked to directly from the Chats tab.

  • Meeting scheduling in Outlook will now use a pre-assigned meeting for on-premises users, if available.

    Note: Supported on Skype for Business Server 2015 and Skype for Business 2013 only.

  • Hunt group calls will now be indicated by group name.

    Note: Skype for Business Online users only.

Improvements

  • Fixed an issue where the notification center would be filled out with alerts about network problems.

  • Fixed an issue where 00 was always normalized to + regardless of the users region.

  • Fixed an issue where dialing vanity numbers wouldn't correctly translate to digits, and the call would fail.

  • Fixed an issue with double dial-tone sounds while dialing a PSTN number.

  • Fixed screen sharing issue while in meetings.

  • Fixed mute/unmute issues while on peer-to-peer calls.

  • Fixed an issue that prompted users to update meeting due to policy changes when scheduling public meetings.

  • Fixed issues with alerts.

  • Fixed other UI and crash issues.

Version: Build 16.6.0.330

Improvements

  • When cancelling the open file dialog during send file, the window will not close and the buttons are inactive.

  • When an incoming call comes in the video preview, the video button for answering the call does not show up on the incoming ring panel.

  • Fixed crash issues.

Version: Build 16.6.0.314

Features added

  • Peer-to-peer file transfer is enabled for Skype for Business Online Ring 0, 1, and 2 users.

Improvements

  • Implemented minor bug fixes.

Version: Build 16.5.179

Improvements

  • Fixed a false warning about Conversation History availability when the computer resumes.

  • Fixed an issue about users not receiving an error message when trying to sign in to Skype for Business on Mac on a network that uses network proxy server without configuring the HTTP proxy setting.

  • Fixed an issue when a user's camera is turned on when accepting a group call with audio only.

  • Implemented minor bug fixes.

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Version: Build 16.5.141

Features added

  • Users can add delegates to "My Delegates" group in contact group and set call routing preferences to delegates.

  • Delegates can see who has made them a delegate and make calls on behalf of a delegator.

  • Delegates can make calls on behalf of a delegator.

    Note: Delegate/delegator features are currently available for Skype for Business Online customers only. More features to come.

  • Users are prompted to switch to device when user plugs in USB device.

  • Added a separate audio setting for a "ringing" device.

  • Admins are allowed to set the email and user name with user profiles.

  • Added "groups" button to the contact details view.

Improvements

  • Fixed various headset mute/unmute problems.

  • Implemented other UI improvements and bug fixes.

  • Fixed crash issues.

Known issue

Issue

Comment

Can’t sign into Skype for Business on Mac on networks that require proxy configuration

User can’t sign into Skype for Business on Mac on a network that uses network proxy server without configuring the HTTP proxy setting. User does not see any error.

Workaround: Configure the HTTP proxy setting in the Skype for Business on Mac sign-in info with the correct credential.

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Version: Build 16.4.0.247

Features added

  • Improved Distribution List and Group Features: Users can now IM and Call DL and Groups.

  • Messages are now separated by date.

  • Support for option SIP URIs in chat window.

  • Users will now occasionally be prompted to rate their call experience.

Improvements

  • Fixed minor bugs.

  • Fixed issues with meetings created from Outlook and joining from Polycom and Skype Room Systems.

  • Changed the position of the message "Your microphone is muted" and call controls.

  • Improved screen sharing in 1:1 conversations.

  • Improved ending a call — some users could not end call when in the lobby.

  • Fixed crash issues.

  • Implemented UI improvements.

  • Implemented improvements to voice-over announcements and other accessibility improvements.

Version: Build 16.3.239

  • Certified support for the following USB devices:

    • Polycom CX300

    • Jabra Speak 510

    • Jabra Evolve 65

    • Plantronics Blackwire C520-M

    • Logitech Webcam C930e

  • Fixed issue with IM desktop sharing when additional persons are added to conversation.

  • Fixed issue with screen sharing invitations being missed or not received.

  • Implemented other bug fixes.

Version: Build 16.3.221

  • Added feature to let users share their desktops during peer-to-peer IM conversations.

    Note: Peer-to-peer desktop sharing from Skype for Business 2016 on Windows client is not supported for on-premises customers.

  • Added support for Polycom CX300 devices.

Version: Build 16.2.144

  • Fixed an issue where notifications were persistent. Users can change their settings in the notifications panel.

  • Implemented improvements to desktop sharing while in person-to-person calls.

  • Implemented improvements to UI in chats.

  • Fixed crash bugs.

See Also

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