Note, the material in this article pertains to both Skype for Business and Microsoft Lync
Calling a VMR from Skype for Business/Lync
Calling a VMR is as simple as entering the video address of the VMR in the search field and selecting “Start Video Call”.
1. Open up Skype for Business.
2. In the "search field", type the address to the VMR (in this case, we'll use the address "email@example.com")
3. You can now right-click the contact appearing in the search results and choose "start a video call" (You can also double-click the result to open the chat-window with it. From there you can opt to start video which achieves the same thing).
Your Skype for Business client should now attempt to start a video call to the VMR. It should look like this (logos might be different):
Adding a VMR to a Skype for Business/Lync Meeting
Although it`s technically possible to add a VMR into a Skype for Business meeting, it`s generally not recommended for the following reasons:
- A PIN protected VMR, or locked VMR, can not be joined to a Skype meeting this way. If the VMR requires a PIN or is locked, the invite will fail to complete.
- If multiple participants are in the VMR being added to the S4B meeting, they will all be put into one single PiP in the Skype meeting experience.
- The Skype meeting roster list will only contain the name of the VMR and not the participants in the VMR.