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Skype for Business Help

Messaging, meetings, and screen sharing all in one app that works with Office. Meet with up to 250 people—even if they're not on Skype for Business. All they need is a phone or internet connection. See your contacts' online statuses, schedule meetings in Outlook, and start conversations from apps like Word and PowerPoint.

How can I access my Skype for Business?

Skype for Business can be accessed from a PC or Mac, a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet, or via the web.

PC/Mac - Skype for Business is installed automatically as part of the Office ProPlus suite (see instructions for Office ProPlus here).

Mobile Clients - Skype for Business can be installed on mobile clients via the app store on your respective mobile client (iOS, Android, Windows).

Portal - Some Skype functionality is available in the same portal where you can access your email,

Can I use Skype for Business from home?

Yes! There are no restrictions for where Skype for Business can be used. It will work on campus, from home or on the go.

Can I use Skype for Business to instant message and collaborate with other NSU faculty, staff and students?

Yes! You can see whether other NSU constituents are online via the presence icons. The presence icon colors display whether they are online, offline, away, busy or in a meeting. Encourage your friends and co-workers to sign in to Skype for Business to begin collaborating more efficiently today.

Can I use Skype for Business to instant message and collaborate with anyone outside of NSU?

Yes! You can add NSU faculty, staff and students as contacts, but you can add any Skype address as well. In addition, anyone who receives a Skype for Business meeting invite from you can join without any Skype or NSU accounts. They can join a meeting as a guest with almost any web browser, similar to other services like WebEx, GoToMeeting, etc.

Can others call into my Skype for Business meetings from a phone (Dial-In Conferencing)?

Currently, faculty and staff are enabled for Dial-In Conferencing on Skype for Business meetings. Anyone who joins a meeting created by faculty and staff have the ability to join via Skype for Business, a web browser, or dialing in from any phone. Skype for Business Meetings created by students can still be sent to anyone, and can be joined by Skype for Business or via a web browser.

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