I have a customer that is trying to integrate Skype for Business with Lifesize.
At the moment their Lifesize endpoint can call from SfB, but he was wondering if it is possible to search the Lifesize directory from Skype for Business.
The Customer Success Team has issued a guide to remedy the problem: http://www.graham-walsh.com/2016/08/adding-custom-sip-contact-skype-business-online/.
This supposedly allows him to import the Lifesize directory into Skype for Business. Unfortunately, the steps there don't work. They aren't current with what Office 365 / Skype for Business is up to. Additionally, they are a Mac environment, so there are compatibility issues when using the SIP attributes via AD.
"I wanted to be able to search for our meeting room devices in Skype for Business. To do this I created the contacts online, but did not have favourable results. This is because of two things:
- The Skype for Business (Mac) client does not support this according to Microsoft.
- Our O365 directory synchronises from Active Directory, so in order to set the properties on existing accounts, I needed to modify the AD schema to prepare for Lync Server, then modify a new attribute that was added to each user. Sadly, this still didn't work.
At this stage, Skype for Business isn't being utilised, but if that changes in the future this is something I want to investigate again."