Microsoft plans to test and certify IP phones for Skype for Business through the Skype for Business Certification Program. This reflects an evolution from the previous basic interop compatibility ("Compatible with Lync”) to a higher quality bar, including metrics targeting higher reliability. Phone vendors are actively working to meet this higher bar and will be qualifying against the new requirements starting the end of this calendar year. In addition, our partners are currently working to provide support for the Skype for Business Online service that will be released later this year.
In the meantime, Skype for Business Server supports backwards compatibility with all of our Lync qualified IP phones, and devices which are supported for Skype for Business Online will be announced as soon as they are qualified.
Find details of our qualified IP Phones.
If you are a vendor seeking to join the certification program, see How to Join for requirements and available programs.
Learn about Skype for Business certification.
For companies wishing to certify their Wi-Fi products, please contact Ixia, a third party vendor responsible for Skype for Business Wi-Fi certification: TestSkype@ixiacom.com
To learn more in-depth about managing the network infrastructure for Lync Server 2010 and 2013, please download: Network Planning, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting with Lync Server.
An Updated Delivering Lync 2013 Real-Time Communications over Wi-Fi is included in this version.