Option to suppress the Skype for Business 2016 startup splash screen

Summary

When you start the Microsoft Skype for Business 2016 client, there's a splash screen with the waiting UI. To suppress the startup splash screen, you can follow these two steps:
  1. Install the January 3, 2017, update (KB3128049) for Skype for Business 2016.
  2. Use the following GPO:

    Set the DisableSplashScreen key to 1 under the following path:
    HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Lync\DisableSplashScreen
    Additionally, to show the startup splash screen, set the DisableSplashScreen key to 0.
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Article ID: 3213034 - Last Review: 4 Jan 2017 - Revision: 1

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