Microsoft has launched the first public preview version of its Mac Skype for Business client. There will be two more preview stages before it is released to the general public in the third quarter of 2016.

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Microsoft says this first public preview will allow users to join in full-screen video meetings, along with in-meeting chat and a way to see meetings scheduled for today and tomorrow, based on their Outlook calendar. Invites to the Skype for Business Mac preview will be sent to IT admins first, and will expand to all Mac users in the coming weeks.

Instant messaging, presence and contacts will be added to the Mac Skype for Business client in the second preview build scheduled for release later this summer, while telephony and related features will be added in the third preview version before it is officially released.

Sign up for the Skype for Business Mac preview