Skype for Business (formerly Lync) helps you stay connected to the people who are important to you via instant messaging, email, audio and video calls, and online meetings and presentations. Watch the video to learn more about what Skype for Business (S4B) can do and how it could help you!
For personal use by Students, Faculty or Staff:
If you have a laptop or tablet you may already have a built-in camera/microphone which will work.
For those needing a webcam we recommend the Logitech C920 and C930 cameras
Just a super efficient way to quickly connect with co-workers and business partners! Skype for Business is IM, calling, video calling, and sharing and collaboration all rolled into one package.
We'll show you the basics, then check out the links below for details.
Here's what the main page of the app looks like. (Want to learn how to add a contact?)
When you hover over a contact's picture, a quick menu appears.
If you click the IM button, you'll get the conversation window.
TIP You can also just double-click a contact's picture to open the conversation window and start an IM.
Here's what the conversation (IM) window looks like. (Want to learn how to send an IM?)
And here's what the meeting window looks like. (Want to learn how to share your desktop or a program?)
The Skype for Business UI is pretty intuitive, so playing around with the app is a fun way to learn. Want more? Here are some help topics to get you started.