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  • Hi All,

    I have a Skype for business server standard edition” in my internal network and I would like clients use Skype without installation Skype For business clients on their computers.

    Is there Skype for business web based clients for customers ? Should I install Office web app on a server for this scenario ?

    Best Regards,

    Amir

    Friday, September 9, 2016 7:11 AM

Answers

  • Hi

    Unfortunately there is no web based client for SfB. You will need to deploy the desktop client. No way around it.

    The Office Web Apps server is a server in order to show PowerPoint presentations during SfB Conferences. 

    There is a Lync Web App, but that is used for anonymous conference joins only and doesn't replace the functionality of the desktop client.

    thanks


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    Friday, September 9, 2016 10:06 AM
  • Hi,

    In addition to what Mark has already stated - Internally, the most functionality you can achieve via a web browser without a client side installation is IM and Presence through Outlook Web App (Outlook on the Web). This obviously relies on ample Exchange services and that any given user be enable for those services.

    You mention clients using it though rather than your own internal users - At the moment the 'consumer' version of Skype currently has a web app in beta here;

    https://login.skype.com/login?client_id=578134&redirect_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fweb.skype.com%2F

    If your clients have consumer Skype accounts then they would be able to contact your own corporate users through that service providing you deploy Edge and reverse proxy roles for your own environment and configure public access.

    Finally, you might choose to integrate a presence and IM app into you companies own public facing web page. You can develop this in house if you have a dev team - other wise you will need to purchase a third party application or consultancy to do this for you.

    If you have a particular use case scenario then someone might be able to provide a more accurate answer - but Marks initial response is pretty pin point.

    Kind regards
    Ben


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    Friday, September 9, 2016 11:13 AM

All replies

  • Hi

    Unfortunately there is no web based client for SfB. You will need to deploy the desktop client. No way around it.

    The Office Web Apps server is a server in order to show PowerPoint presentations during SfB Conferences. 

    There is a Lync Web App, but that is used for anonymous conference joins only and doesn't replace the functionality of the desktop client.

    thanks


    Note: Please remember to `Mark as Answered` a post that answers your question and/or `Vote as Helpful` posts that have helped you. This will help others find answers to similar problems. For more Skype for Business help visit: http://www.skype4b.uk Please note that answers are based on my experience and opinion only and do not necessarily represent the views of my employer.

    Friday, September 9, 2016 10:06 AM
  • Hi,

    In addition to what Mark has already stated - Internally, the most functionality you can achieve via a web browser without a client side installation is IM and Presence through Outlook Web App (Outlook on the Web). This obviously relies on ample Exchange services and that any given user be enable for those services.

    You mention clients using it though rather than your own internal users - At the moment the 'consumer' version of Skype currently has a web app in beta here;

    https://login.skype.com/login?client_id=578134&redirect_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fweb.skype.com%2F

    If your clients have consumer Skype accounts then they would be able to contact your own corporate users through that service providing you deploy Edge and reverse proxy roles for your own environment and configure public access.

    Finally, you might choose to integrate a presence and IM app into you companies own public facing web page. You can develop this in house if you have a dev team - other wise you will need to purchase a third party application or consultancy to do this for you.

    If you have a particular use case scenario then someone might be able to provide a more accurate answer - but Marks initial response is pretty pin point.

    Kind regards
    Ben


    Note: If you find a post informative, please mark it so using the arrow to the left. If it answers a question you've asked, please mark the thread as answered to aid others when they're looking for solutions to similar problems.

    Friday, September 9, 2016 11:13 AM