Skype for Business is a way to connect with people inside or outside the University. It includes instant messaging, (video) calling, video meeting, and screen sharing. It integrates with Outlook and our telephone systems.
Getting the software
Skype for Business is already installed on University PCs, just search for 'Skype' in the start menu.
If you want to install Skype for Business on a personal device follow instructions on our Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus page.
Using Skype for Business
- Overview of Skype for Business
- Add a contact
- Instant messaging
- Set up audio and video
- Making a call
- Transferring a call
- Schedule a meeting
- Join a meeting
- Sharing and collaboration
- Advanced meeting controls
- Team-call group (enabling a colleague to answer your Skype calls)
You can choose for Skype for Business to replace your telephone system, the benefits to this are cheaper calls and the ability to answer calls away from your desk. You can choose from a headset or a Skype phone.