Software requirements for Skype for Business/Lync 2013 and Online Meeting Add-in for Skype for Business/Lync 2013:

System component Minimum requirement
Windows Operating system Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7 operating system
Windows Server 2008 R2 with latest service pack
Installation and updates Administrator rights and permissions
Browser Internet Explorer 11 Internet browser
Internet Explorer 10 Internet browser
Internet Explorer 9 Internet browser
Internet Explorer 8 Internet browser
Internet Explorer 7 Internet browser
Mozilla Firefox web browser
Microsoft Office Integration For the full set of integration features:
  • Outlook 2013 messaging and collaboration client
  • Outlook 2010 messaging and collaboration client
Microsoft Exchange Integration For the full set of integration features:
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Note: Skype for Business/Lync 2013 is currently available only for Windows. However, Lync Server 2013 supports the following clients on computers that are running Mac OS 10.5.8 or latest service pack or release (Intel-based) operating systems. For details about supported features, see Client Comparison Tables. 

  • Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011
  • Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011

Skype for Business/Lync 2013 Web App Supported Platforms

To use Skype for Business/Lync Web App, you must have one of the following supported operating system and browser combinations. 

Operating system

32-bit Internet Explorer 11

64-bit Internet Explorer 11

32-bit Internet Explorer 10

64-bit Internet Explorer 10

32-bit Internet Explorer 9

64-bit Internet Explorer 9

32-bit Version of Firefox 12.X

64-bit Versions of Safari 5.X, 6.X, 7.X

32-bit Version of Chrome 18.X

Windows 8.11

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

N/A

No

Windows 8 (Intel based)1

N/A

N/A

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

Yes

N/A

No

Windows 7 with SP12

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Mac OS X 10.7 and later (Intel-based)2

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

Yes

No

For more information read the following Microsoft articles:

Lync Client Software Support
Lync Client Hardware Support
System Requirements For Office 2013
Lync Web App Supported Platforms