Skype for business on Ubunu via Pidgin

INTRODUCTION

It is possible to use Microsoft Skype for business on Ubuntu. Therefore, Pidgin can be used. Follow the described steps below to configure Pidgin for Microsoft Skype for business 2010.

BEFORE YOU GET STARTED:

This manual does not apply for students.

This manual is written for Ubuntu 13.10.

When working your way through the manual, you will frequently need to carry out certain actions. Whenever a task is at hand, this is indicated in the following manner: references to text and/or buttons on screens are printed in italics, data that you have to enter yourself is printed in bold.

CONFIGURING SKYPE FOR BUSINESS 2013 ON UBUNTU 13.10

Step 1: Install necessary packages

sudo apt-get install pidgin pidgin-sipe

Step 2: Configure Pidgin

Add an account.

At the tab Basic, enter the following:

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Protocol: Office Communicator.

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Username: your full e-mail address (e.g. v.vangogh@utwente.nl).

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Login: AD\ your login name (e.g. AD\GoghV).

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Password: the corresponding password.

Basic

At the tab Advanced, enter the following:

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Server[:Port]: fepool.ad.utwente.nl

Advanced

SERVICE DESCRIPTION