Integration with Exchange and SharePoint

Summary: Learn about Skype for Business Server 2015 integration with Exchange and SharePoint.

You can configure Skype for Business Server 2015 deployments for integration with Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, and SharePoint Server, both on-premises and online. The features listed in the following table are supported with all clients unless otherwise specified. For more information about client support, see Desktop client feature comparison for Skype for Business and Skype for Business Online client comparison tables at Clients for Skype for Business Online.

Integration with Exchange Server

The following tables list the features supported in a hybrid deployment when integrated with Microsoft Exchange Server.

Skype for Business Server on premises and Exchange on premises

Feature Notes
IM/Presence in Outlook
For more information, see IM and Presence.
Schedule and join online meeting through Outlook
For more information, see Integrate Skype for Business Server 2015 with Exchange Server.
IM/Presence in Outlook Web App
For more information, see Configure a hybrid environment in Skype for Business Server 2015.
Schedule and join online meeting through Outlook Web App
IM/Presence in Mobile clients
Join online meetings in Mobile clients
For more information, see Deploying Mobility.
Publish status based on Outlook calendar free/busy information
Contact List (via Unified Contact Store)
Requires Exchange 2016 or Exchange 2013.
A Lync 2013 or Skype for Business desktop client is required.
For more information, see Configure Skype for Business Server 2015 to use the unified contact store.
High-resolution Contact Photo in Lync 2013 client, Skype for Business client, and Lync Web App.
Requires Exchange 2016 or Exchange 2013.
For more information, see Configure the use of high-resolution photos in Skype for Business Server 2015.
Meeting delegation
Supported only when both users are homed online in the same forest, or both are homed on-premises.
Missed Conversations history and Call Logs are written to user's exchange mailbox
Archiving Content (IM and Meeting) in Exchange
Requires Exchange 2016 or Exchange 2013.
For more information, see Deployment Checklist for Archiving.
Search archived content
Requires Exchange 2016 or Exchange 2013.
Voice mail
For more information, see Deploying On-Premises Exchange UM to Provide Lync Server 2013 Voice Mail.

Skype for Business Server on premises and Exchange Online

Feature Notes
IM/Presence in Outlook
For more information, see Configure integration between on-premises Skype for Business Server 2015 and Outlook Web App
Schedule and join online meeting through Outlook
IM/Presence in Outlook Web App
For more information, see Configure integration between on-premises Skype for Business Server 2015 and Outlook Web App
Schedule and join online meeting from Outlook Web App
For more information, see Configure integration between on-premises Skype for Business Server 2015 and Outlook Web App
IM/Presence in Mobile Clients
Join online meeting in Mobile clients
Publish status based on Outlook calendar free/busy information
Contact List (via Unified Contact Store).
Lync Server 2013 only. A Lync 2013 or Skype for Business desktop client is required.
For more information, see Configure Skype for Business Server 2015 to use the unified contact store
High-resolution Contact Photo in Lync 2013 client, Skype for Business client, and Lync Web App.
For more information, see Configure the use of high-resolution photos in Skype for Business Server 2015.
Meeting delegation
Supported only when both users are homed online in the same forest, or both are homed on-premises.
Missed Conversations history and Call Logs are written to user's Exchange mailbox
Archiving Content (IM and Meeting) in Exchange
For more information, see Deployment Checklist for Archiving.
Search archived content
For more information, see at Configure Exchange for SharePoint eDiscovery Center
Voice mail
For more information, see Providing Lync Server 2013 Users Voice Mail on Hosted Exchange UM.

Skype for Business Online and Exchange on premises

Feature Notes
Presence in Outlook
Respond via IM, PSTN Call, Skype Call or Video Call from an Outlook email
Schedule and join online meetings through Outlook
IM/Presence in Mobile clients
Join online meetings in Mobile clients
Publish status based on Outlook calendar free/busy information
Missed Conversations history and Call Logs are written to user's exchange mailbox
High-resolution Contact Photo in Lync 2013 or Skype for Business client.
Requires Exchange 2016 or Exchange 2013. This is not supported in Lync Web App when users are homed on Skype for Business Online.
Meeting delegation
Supported only when both users are homed online in the same forest, or both are homed on-premises.
Missed Conversations history and Call Logs are written to user's Exchange mailbox
Server Side Conversation History

Skype for Business Online and Exchange Online

Feature Notes
IM/Presence in Outlook
Schedule and join online meetings through Outlook
IM/Presence in Outlook Web App
Schedule and join online meeting from Outlook Web App
IM/Presence in Mobile Clients
Join online meeting in Mobile clients
Publish status based on Outlook calendar free/busy information
Missed Conversations history and Call Logs are written to user's exchange mailbox
Contact List (via Unified Contact Store)
Lync Server 2013 or Skype for Business client required
High-resolution Contact Photo in Lync 2013, Skype for Business client, and Lync Web App
Meeting delegation
Supported only when both users are homed online in the same forest, or both are homed on-premises.
Archiving Content (IM and Meeting) in Exchange
Search archived content
Voicemail

Integration with SharePoint

The following table lists the features supported in a hybrid deployment when integrated with SharePoint.

SharePoint on-premises SharePoint Online
Skype for Business Server 2015 on-premises
Skills search
Presence in SharePoint
Presence in SharePoint
Skype for Business Online
Presence in SharePoint
Presence in SharePoint