Microsoft today offered an extensive look at the deeper integration of Skype for Business with iOS CallKit framework. This integration allows Skype for Business calls to work the same way as the native calling experience on iOS. This integration also allows you to switch between calls across Skype for Business, your personal cellular line and other VoIP applications supporting CallKit.
It enables the following features for iPhone users:
- Accept an incoming Skype for Business call from the lock screen without launching the Skype for Business app to receive the call.
- Access the app from the calling interface with just one touch.
- Switch between calls across Skype for Business, your personal cellular line and other VoIP applications supporting CallKit.
- Send incoming cellular calls to voicemail or put the Skype for Business call on hold to accept the incoming cellular call.
These new features are enabled by default for all iOS app users. If required, you can use the built-in IT and end-user controls to disable the CallKit integration altogether. Microsoft is also allowing IT admins to disable this integration for their users through a policy.