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Does Cisco Meeting Server (previously Acano) support Skype integration?

The Cisco Meeting Server supports audio, IM and presence from/to Skype users. Note that Skype integration happens through Lync and if you are able to connect between Skype and Lync and Lync to the Meeting Server, Skype to the Meeting Server should work. Therefore, ensure that you have Skype integrated with your Lync infrastructure so that a call from Skype will go to the Meeting Server through the Lync Edge server. 

Note: The interoperability test results for Cisco Meeting Server and other Cisoc TelePresence products are available here: https://tp-tools-web01.cisco.com/start.

We don't have any documentation for this as this is a purely Microsoft deployment. Here are some Links on what needs to be done here (for Skype and Lync integration):

http://products.office.com/en-us/Lync/lync-skype-connectivity 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn440174.aspx 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn440173.aspx 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn440175.aspx 

This allows:

  • Skype users to join spaces. (Note: coSpaces are now called spaces),
  • Skype users to make P2P calls to non-Skype users (Cisco Meeting Apps/SIP/...) using the Meeting Server as a gateway
  • Non-Skype (SIP/Cisco Meeting Apps/WebRTC/...) users to make P2P calls to Skype users (using the Meeting Server as a gateway) 
  • Skype users to add coSpaces or non-Skype users to their Contact list and see presence
  • Cisco Meeting App users to dial out to Skype users to invite them into a space
  • Chat between a space and a Skype user

Note that when you are logging in from Skype, you must use your Microsoft Account. Ensure that you are running the latest Skype client. 

When searching for Meeting spaces from Skype, enter the URI in the Skype search box, then click on 'Search Skype'. The space should appear as a 'Lync user' once it has found it. Add this user and after a little while, the user should appear as a contact and you should be able to call it. 

We plan to support video but we require Microsoft to add this to their Lync-Skype integration first.

Currently you cannot invite a Lync user to a Skype group call—a limitation of using Microsoft's Lync-Skype integration.