March 26, 2016, update for Skype for Business Basic 2016 (MSI)


Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Skype for Business Basic 2016. The version number of this update is 16.0.4351.1001. MSI installer features include instant messaging (IM), audio and video calls, online meetings, availability (presence) information, and sharing capabilities.

The MSI installer is updated to include the fixes that were previously released through the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:

Skype for Business Basic 2016 client installers

This update is available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center. On the Download Center website, click Download, and then select the download that matches the edition of your other Office applications.

If you are not sure which platform (32-bit or 64-bit) you are running, see Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Office? Additionally, see more information about how to download Microsoft support files .

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System requirements

The Skype for Business Basic 2016 client has the following system requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 7
  • Browser: Windows Internet Explorer 10 Internet, Windows Internet Explorer 9, Windows Internet Explorer 8, Windows Internet Explorer 7, or Mozilla Firefox
  • Memory: 2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM

For additional system requirements, see Client software support.

Installation instructions

Installing the client

To install the Skype for Business Basic 2016 client, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Download button, and then save the Lyncentry.msi file to your hard disk.
  2. Run the downloaded file to start the Setup program.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
Note We recommend that you do not change the default settings.

Uninstalling the client

To uninstall the Skype for Business Basic 2016 client, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs.
  3. Under Programs and Features, click Uninstall a program.
  4. In the list of currently installed programs, right-click Skype for Business Basic 2016, and then click Uninstall.

Article ID: 3152919 - Last Review: Apr 5, 2016 - Revision: 1

Skype for Business 2016