This post, we will discuss how to upgrade Lync 2013 to Skype for Business? You will get to know how to update lync to skype for business.
Microsoft Lync is a popular communications tool widely used by lots of organizations for hosting meetings. Even it was very much popular, Microsoft announced that Lync will be replaced by Skype for Business.
Are you wondering? What is Skype for Business?
Skype for business is the new unified business communication tool from Microsoft. It has the capabilities of Skype as well as Lync. It provides various useful features lie one-click audio call, video calling, instant messaging, easy file transfer, screen sharing, etc.
Now, if you are wondering how to update lync to skype for business.
#1- update lync to skype for business
This approach to update lync to skype for business is based on Windows update.
Go to windows update and check and update all windows pending updates that include optional windows update also.
Once all the windows updates completed, Open Microsoft Office and update your Office suite.
Open any Office document, go to the Files tab -> Select Account and then click on the Update Options and then click Update Now.
This will update all your Office applications, that include Lync updates. It will download all the Lync updates and install them in your system.
It might ask you to close Lync to finish all the updates.
Once the updates are over, it will launch now Skype for Business and sign in with your account.
So here is your Skype for business.
#2- update lync to skype for business
This is the other approach that you can follow to update lync to skype for business by installing from a package.
I installed Office 2013 in my local machine, so Lync was coming. But Microsoft has already released Skype for Business for chats, calls, and meetings, etc. I wanted to upgrade from Lync to Skype for business. Microsoft has already released an update for the same which will update Lync to Skype for Business.
But make sure before running the update, you must have to install Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (KB2817430) and then restart the machine and then download and install the below update.
Based on the Office version you are using, you need to install the particular update.
For Office 2013 32-bit:
- Download the 32-bit version of Skype for Business 2015 update package (Update for Skype for Business 2015 (KB4011638) 32-Bit Edition)
For Office 2013 64-bit:
- Download the 64-bit version of Skype for Business 2015 update package (Update for Skype for Business 2015 (KB4011638) 64-Bit Edition)
Once the installation over, restart the machine, and you can see your Lync is upgraded to Skype for Business.
This way, we can upgrade Lync 2013 to Skype for Business.
Skype for Business 2015 Updates
Microsoft released a lot of updates for Skype for Business 2015. You can check all in this URL.
You may like below tutorials:
- Lync is becoming Skype for Business. See KB3115883 for details
- Cannot sign in to Skype for business because your computer clock is not set correctly
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