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Handle Calls with Skype for Business (Version 5.0.10)

Once you install the plug-in for Skype for Business, you are ready to use the Virtual Office desktop app to call your contacts in Skype for Business. In combination with Skype for Business, you can use the full version of the Virtual Office desktop app to use a broader range of features. You can place calls from your Skype for Business contact list, chat windows, or dial pad, and manage the call via Virtual Office.

Important: In order for integration with Microsoft to function, ensure that you are using a version that is compatible with your current version of the Virtual Office desktop app:
-For any version of the Virtual Office desktop app, download version 6.1 of the plug-in for calling with Skype for Business.
-For version 6 of the Virtual Office desktop app, download version 6.0 of the plug-ins for meetings with Outlook and calling with Outlook.
-For version 5 of the Virtual Office desktop app, download version 5.0.10 of the Microsoft Integration plug-in, which includes meetings and calling with Outlook, and calling with Skype for Business.

Important: At this time, only organizations that are new Skype for Business customers are upgraded to version 6 of the Virtual Office desktop app, and must install version 6.1 of the Skype for Business Virtual Office plug-in. If your organization is an existing Skype for Business customer, you continue to use version 5 of the Virtual Office desktop app, and can use versions 6.1 or 5.0.10 of the Microsoft Integration plug-in.

Log In to the Plug-In

As a user of version 5.0.10 of the plug-in, upon opening Skype for Business, if you are also logged in to the Virtual Office desktop app, you automatically have access to 8x8 calling with Skype for Business.

Place and Receive Calls

8x8 Microsoft Integration with Skype for Business offers close integration with 8x8 Virtual Office, allowing you to seamlessly call your contacts in Skype for Business using the Virtual Office desktop app.

Access Integration Settings

From the settings for Skype for Business, you can access 8x8 Settings to further customize your Skype for Business integration.

  1. Click next to the gear icon to open a drop-down menu.
  2. In the drop-down, go to Tools > 8x8 Settings.

    The 8x8 Skype for Business Integration window pops up.
  3. You can:
  4. To confirm your changes, click Ok.

Note: Skype for Business contact import in the Virtual Office desktop app only works with Skype for Business Server, not Skype for Business Online.

 


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