Lync is becoming Skype for Business.

Microsoft is upgrading its collaborationplatform Lync. The new name is Skype for Business. The upgrade will affect icons on your computer. Skype for Business will not replace Skype if this is installed on your computer.

The following changes is visible on your computer:

1. The new icon on your desktop will look like this:

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2. New meeting request in Outlook is not called “New Skype meeting”:

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3.  When searching for Lync in the Windows 8 start screen, the result “Skype for Business 2015” will show up:

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4. Joining a new meeting is now called “Join Skype Meeting”:

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