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.

February 15, 2017

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.

January 31, 2017

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.

January 25, 2017

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.

January 19, 2017

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.

January 10, 2017

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.

February 2, 2017

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.

January 26, 2017

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

Known issues - Skype for Business on Mac

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