Skype for Business Migration Scheduled for Holiday Weekend

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 30, 2016) University of Kentucky Analytics and Technologies (UKAT) will begin the migration of Lync 2010 to Skype for Business at 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 1. The migration will update each Lync-enabled University of Kentucky account to Skype for Business. As part of the process, each UK Lync account and any meeting data associated with it will be migrated.

This migration is expected to be complete by 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, so that limited users will be affected during online meetings. Any account logged into the Lync 2010 service at the time it is migrated will be logged out of the Lync 2010 service and logged into the Skype for Business service and disconnected from any meeting as part of that process. The client must then rejoin the meeting after the account has migrated. The user will not notice any differences when logged into the account after it has been migrated.

Several new features and functionalities in the new software include a simpler meeting joining and interface experience; updated functionality for external meeting invitees who do not have Skype for Business; and an improved Skype for Business mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile smart phones. All users can download and use the Skype for Business mobile app on their smartphones, regardless of the desktop version being used.

Lync 2010 clients will not receive any of the updated features or meeting experiences. It is recommended that users update to the Skype for Business 2016, part of the Microsoft Office 2016 suite.

For more information and to access user guides for Skype for Business, visit, which requires signing in with UK Office 365 credentials ( and linkblue password).

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