Skype for Business client offline install?

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Can you only update to Skype for Business client if you have LYNC 2013?  We would like to roll out Skype for business for customers that don't have Lync 2013.  Do we have to rollout Lync then the know Skype for Business KB updates or is there a offline installer somewhere???  Very annoying.
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That is Skype, I mean Skype for business client update from Lync 2013
"You can configure the client experience only if you are running Lync Server 2013 with the December 2014 Cumulative Update (5.0.8308.857) or later installed. "
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https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn954919%28v=ocs.15%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396
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I know :)
Not sure what you want but, Skype for business can work with Office.
http://www.skype.com/en/business/skype-for-business/

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I understand, what I mean is we have Lync 2013 Client.  Is there a Skype for Business client full install without using Microsoft KB updates?
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Skype for business is not Skype. It is just a rebranded Lync 2013 and if you do not have access to a Lync 2013 server or Skype for business 2015 server, the Skype for business client will not work.

Just grab the install package for Lync 2013 client from the link below and apply a windows update, the Lync 2013 client will become a Skype for business 2015 client.

http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/article/download-a-lync-client

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Thanks, so my question is answered there is no offline installer for Skype for Business.  Darn.

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