Starting today, users who share their screen into a meeting from the Skype Meetings App (the web-downloadable meetings app for Skype for Business) can get the significantly improved performance of Video-based Screen Sharing (VbSS).  While you won't see any changes in the way you present on-screen content during your meetings, you will notice that the connection time is drastically reduced, and the screen presentation is always in sync between presenter and viewer. Not only is VbSS faster, but it also more reliable and works better in case of low network bandwidth conditions.

 

When you start sharing, the app automatically chooses how to share your screen, but it will always choose VbSS when possible.  In some cases, it may continue to use the older Remote Desktop Protocol if VbSS is not supported by the Skype for Business server hosting the meeting, someone is recording the session, or an attendee is using an older client version that does not support VbSS. Click here for information on VbSS technology and supported server and client versions.

 

For users who have previously downloaded and installed Skype Meetings App, this update will automatically download when they next join a meeting. We hope you enjoy the improved experience!