We've had feedback about installing and using the Skype Meetings App to join Skype for Business meetings. We are excited to announce improvements to address these issues.
First a refresher: The Skype Meetings App, or SMA for short, is a web-downloadable meetings app for use when a Skype for Business desktop app is not installed on a Windows or Mac computer. SMA is available for meetings hosted on SfB Online or on SfB 2015 Server that is configured to use the online Microsoft Content Delivery Network (CDN). If your on-premises server is not configured to use SMA, see for info.
Anyone can use the Skype for Business for iOS app when invited to a Skype for Business or Lync 2013 meeting. However, you must have a Skype for Business or Lync account in order to use (and enjoy) the full capability of the Skype for Business app.
The first set of improvements is available now and will make the download and launch of SMA easier. Last week we released changes to the joining web pages you see when you click the link to join a meeting. The web pages ask whether to use a desktop app or SMA, and then help you download and launch SMA if you need it. The improvements include: • Making troubleshooting steps easy to find - The joining web pages lead you through the steps of downloading and installing SMA. When the web page thinks the steps are completed, it shows an All Set! Page and tries to launch SMA. If something went wrong, however, you might need to repeat a part of the process.
To retry a step, you previously had to click the Let us help troubleshoot link. Apple mac computers. This was not very obvious, so we moved the retry links directly onto the All Set! Page so they are easy to find. Web page • Smoothly handle if SMA was uninstalled – Problems can also come if you had installed SMA and then uninstalled it. When you later try to join a meeting, the joining web pages remember (in a cookie) that SMA was installed, so they try to launch it.
Depending on your default browser, you could see a messaging saying the app was not there or that you needed to install an app from Microsoft Store. We've removed misleading messages and made the link to download the app again easy to find. The second set of improvements fixes issues in Skype Meetings App itself and will be released over the next few weeks. • Connect audio through the default communication device when joining the meeting - In some cases, SMA chose the default audio device instead of the default communication device on a Windows computer. This results in the meeting audio playing through a device where you won’t notice it, and you might think that audio hasn't connected at all. This fix requires installing an update to the app.
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