Microsoft recently announced the availability of Lync Skype connectivity. If you’re an Office 365 Small Business admin and want your users to be able to add Skype users to their Lync Contacts list, you may need to toggle the External Communications service setting off and then on again. For steps and details, check out the article, Office 365 Small Business Admins: Action May Be Required to Turn On Lync-Skype Connectivity, on the Office 365 Technical Blog.

Author: Patrick Kelley, Microsoft Senior Technical Writer

Published: June 12, 2013

Product version: Lync Online, Office 365

Office 365 Small Business administrators may need to turn the External Communications service setting off and then on again in order to get Lync-Skype connectivity up and running. You can read all the details about who this might affect and why in the article, Office 365 Small Business Admins: Action May Be Required to Turn On Lync-Skype Connectivity, on the Office 365 Technical Blog, but I recommend that Small Business admins should just toggle the Office 365 External Communication setting and call it good.

About the Author

Patrick Kelley’s first job at Microsoft was documenting the Microsoft C Compiler, Version 6.0.  He currently documents Lync Client and Lync Online for the Office 0365 Documentation team.

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Keywords: Lync Online, Lync-Skype Connectivity