Microsoft release Skype for Business iOS Call Kit Integration

Skype for Business iOS Call Kit Integration

Overnight Microsoft released an update to Skype for Business iOS client utilising recent call kit APIs released by Apple.  Call kit API integration allow for calls received or made by Skype for Business to be handled in the same manner as regular cellular calls.

iOS call kit improvements provide –

  • Answer incoming calls to iOS devices with a single swipe just as you would for a cellular call
  • Access call history (recents)  to review placed, received, and missed call which also tie in with phone contacts


App Store Screen
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First Run Welcome Screens
Screen number 1

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Screen #2
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Configuration Screen
This provides the ability to enable answering Skype for Business calls calls from lock screen and enable call logs.  Enabled by default. 
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Incoming Calls & Recent Activity

Incoming Call
Incoming calls are handled by the device in the same manner as cellular calls.  Additional information does describe the call has been routed via Skype for Business
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Recent Activity
You now have the ability to review recent activity including made, received, and missed calls.  If the number is a contact then you have the ability to review their contact card.
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Someone remove the tumbleweeds

Serious lack of blog updates? Yes!

Plan to rectify lack of updates?  YES!

It’s been an extremely busy year and it’s not going to slow down any time soon!  Some of the exciting things I’ve been working on

  1. Planning a new softphone and conferencing deployment.  An opportunity to simplify how people connect no matter where they are.
  2. Integration of multiple phone systems.
  3. Reconfigure phone system to use wide band codecs and ensure network capacity.  Time to ensure top notch audio quality!
  4. Moving to SIP.  The ability to add resiliency through high availability!
  5. Ensure disaster recovery plans are correct and performed multi site failover tests for Exchange, Lync, and Call Manager
  6. Caught up with many vendors to discuss products and solutions.

Time to get down to business.  Updates forthcoming!