Integrate Skype for Business Server 2015 with Exchange Server

Summary: Review integration steps for Exchange Server 2016 or Exchange Server 2013 and Skype for Business Server 2015.

Exchange Server 2016 or Exchange Server 2013 and Skype for Business Server 2015 are compatible and integrate well. For example, Skype for Business user presence information can be reported in Microsoft Outlook; likewise, Skype for Business can access a user's Outlook calendar, notice the user has a meeting scheduled, and show the user's presence as Busy during the meeting. Although you do not have to run Exchange Server in order to run Skype for Business Server (or vice-versa) the two products together enhance each other's user experience.

This documentation provides information on integrating Skype for Business Server 2015 and Exchange Server 2016 or Exchange Server 2013, but it assumes the initial setup and configuration of these two products has already happened. For details about deploying Skype for Business Server 2015 see the Skype for Business Server 2015 Tech Center. For details about deploying Exchange Server see the deployment documentation for your version of Exchange.

If you are integrating an on premises installation of Skype for Business Server 2015 with Microsoft Exchange Online, see Configure integration between on-premises Skype for Business Server 2015 and Outlook Web App.

If you are integrating Skype for Business Online with Exchange Server on premises, see Configure OAuth between Skype for Business Online and Exchange on premises.

In this section

Configure partner applications in Skype for Business Server 2015 and Exchange Server

Configure Skype for Business Server 2015 to use Exchange Server archiving

Configure SharePoint Server to search for archived Skype for Business data

Configure Skype for Business Server 2015 to use the unified contact store

Configure the use of high-resolution photos in Skype for Business Server 2015

Configure Exchange Server Unified Messaging for Skype for Business Server 2015 voice mail

Integrating Skype for Business Server 2015 and Microsoft Outlook Web App 2013

Configure the personal contacts store on client computers for Skype for Business Server 2015

See also

Plan to integrate Skype for Business and Exchange