Added: Kris Hofer - Date: 08.10.2021 15:02 - Views: 19838 - Clicks: 901
How do I get them into Skype for Business? It sounds like the easiest things in the world, right? You have X contacts in Skype consumer. You want to add them to Skype for Business. Take them from one, pop them into the other. One of the most trumpeted new features for Skype for Business both Online and Server was the ability to access the Skype Directory. With these changes you can search for, and communicate with Skype consumer users.
But what if you have dozens, even hundreds of business contacts in Skype already? Exporting from Skype has been a simple process for a while. In the Skype client, click Contacts. You now have a VCard. According to several sources such as this Skype discussion threadthere is no contact import feature in Skype for Business at this time.
Undaunted, I brainstormed on the issue a while. Eventually I thought of investigating a workaround using Outlook. I have 4 test contacts from Skype added into my regular Outlook Address Book. At this point I had something strange happen.
For a second I was elated. Had my workaround actually succeeded? If your Skype for Business Server or Office meets the above requirements, start typing in the Skype4B search box. Once you see your contact, all you have to do is right-click and add them to one of your Contact Lists. Since this is a one-at-a-time process, I suggest doing this on an as-needed basis. If they already have you added on Skype, a second contact request might confuse them.
It may look like a duplicate contact on your end. Thanks for understanding. I was hoping for a clever little workaround which enabled all of us to grab Skype Contacts and toss them into Skype for Business. Unfortunately, no such workaround revealed itself. I hereby call for it to take a top spot on the Feature Requests list! Do you use Skype consumer and work with business contacts there? Please comment or me you thoughts.
And us back here next week, of course! That is a deal breaker. If the functionality is not there by Sept. Sincerely, Jim Peterson.
Thanks for commenting. I did hear of a tool which may do bulk import for us. Watch this space, or to be updated! The tool allows to deploy several contacts contacts can even be imported from a. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
To do this, you had to make some configuration changes in each version. Support reference: Let Skype for Business Online users communicate with external Skype for Business or Skype contacts — Office Support With these changes you can search for, and communicate with Skype consumer users. However, getting these contacts into Skype4B? Not so simple. Tedious, I know, but it does work. I wrote up a short message you can use for this purpose. CSV file.Skype names to add 2015
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Add a contact in Skype for Business