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Skype for Business 2016 Click-to-Run vs MSI - features RRS feed

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  • I've read online that there are features that are only going to be available via the Click-To-Run install of SfB 2016 and will not be in the MSI-based install.

    e.g. here at the end of the post

    Can anyone provide information about whether this is true and what those features are?


    Monday, March 28, 2016 3:00 PM

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  • This is correct, some features will only be available in C2R and others may make their way into MSI down the road. The Product Group did a video broadcast on some of the new features here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNBPPw6lqqE&list=PLH5ElbTc1hWTvqa_CaVedTcqQQWQpdYmu&index=12


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    Monday, March 28, 2016 4:51 PM
  • A Click To Run Office Installation is more like watching a streaming video on the Internet. You do not have to wait for the entire video to download. The video downloaded, starts playing and while you are watching the video, the remaining video is downloaded as per the seek bar.

    Microsoft lists the following benefits of Click To Run:

    1.    Click To Run installation provides the latest patches etc. even as you are installing the SFB software.

    2.    Click to Run installed applications takes up to half the amount of space taken by their MSI counterparts.

    3.    The programs installed using Click To Run technique repair more completely compared to the MSI editions.


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    • Edited by Ram OjhaMVP Monday, March 28, 2016 5:45 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Ram OjhaMVP Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:51 PM
    Monday, March 28, 2016 5:44 PM
  • This is correct, some features will only be available in C2R and others may make their way into MSI down the road. The Product Group did a video broadcast on some of the new features here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNBPPw6lqqE&list=PLH5ElbTc1hWTvqa_CaVedTcqQQWQpdYmu&index=12


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    Skype Validator - Used to assist in the validation and documentation of Skype for Business/Lync Server.

    Thanks this cleared things up.  It sounds like actual feature parity will be there.  They will just come down to the C2R install faster with the new update streams.
    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:46 PM