How to check the version of Skype for Business 2016


This article describes how to determine the exact version of the copy of Microsoft Skype for Business 2016 that you have installed.

Note In Office 2016, the Help > About window actually shows the version of the MSO library that's used by that particular application. So that method can no longer be used to find the application version.

How to find the version number

The following methods help you determine the installed version of Skype for Business 2016 on your computer.

Method 1

  1. Open any Office application, such as Word or Excel, and then create a document.

  2. On the File tab, select either the Account or Help command.

  3. Under Product Information, you'll see your Office product name and, in some cases, the full version number.

    Screenshot that shows the Office version showing in the Product Information tab.

Method 2

  1. Open Task Manager while the Skype for Business 2016 is running.

  2. On the Details tab, locate Lync.exe.

  3. Right-click Lync.exe. and then select Open file location.

  4. In the Description list, locate the product version number.

    Screenshot that shows the Lync properties in the Description list.

Method 3

See the following Microsoft website to learn how to create a PowerShell script to check the version number of Skype for Business:

More information

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