Skype For Business for Fedora

Hi. As the title suggest, I’m trying to find a way to use Skype For Business. I have regular Skype installed, but for work I found out it would not connect when the caller is using the business version. I searched and it seems I am out of luck for the time being. Any news or guidance? Is there any app that might compensate? Thanks in advance.

Hi @boricua,

You are welcome to the Fedora Community. You may find support for open-source apps quicker here. Unfortunately, Skype is not open. How about talking to the Skype-vendors? They might be able to release a Business version for Linux if there is demand

Hi, and thanks for your quick response. I already made a request to the Skype people (fingers crossed). I was also wondering is there is an open-source alternative, but found nothing about.

Not compatible with Skype, but you could check out Jitsi Meet video conferencing:

  • encrypted
  • no account needed
  • free
  • open source

I’d go with @fasulia’s suggestion. I have used Jitsi before … it works

Thanks to both, I’ll check it out. However, I can’t escape Skype. I need it to attend court hearings only available via Skype for Business. For the time being I’m forced to ditch my Fedora station and use my Android tablet instead.

Maybe try pidgin with the pidgin-sipe plugin:

Description  : A third-party plugin for the Pidgin multi-protocol instant
             : messenger. It implements the extended version of SIP/SIMPLE used
             : by various products:
             :     * Skype for Business
             :     * Microsoft Office 365
             :     * Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS)
             :     * Microsoft Lync Server
             :     * Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS 2007/2007 R2)
             :     * Microsoft Live Communications Server (LCS 2003/2005)
             : With this plugin you should be able to replace your Microsoft
             : Office Communicator client with Pidgin.
             : This package provides the icon set for Pidgin.

I haven’t tried it, but it might be neat solution based on the description.

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Thanks; I’ll check it out.