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What is Skype for Business?

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Skype for Business is the University's video conferencing facility.  It allows you to collaborate with anyone anywhere using your computer, tablet, mobile phone or just dial in.  You can use video and/or microphone to speak to other participants or you can share your desktop or applications with them.  You can also use it to send instant messages to your contacts.

What is the difference between Skype and Skype for Business? 

Skype is for connecting with friends and family - for personal activity externally to the University.  We do not recommend using Skype on campus.

Skype for Business is the enterprise version and should be used for video conferencing and instant messaging for University business

How can I start a Skype for Business online meeting/conference?

We have provided some Quick Start guides to help get you started.  Please use these guides first, but if you feel that you need further assistance please contact on ext 3737.  We have also provided a checklist for you so that you can ensure that you are as ready as possible for your online meeting/conference.

Please note that we politely request at least 1 week's notice of any online meeting/conference where you feel that you need support from CLS AV Services.  This is to ensure that all of the equipment is set up correctly in readiness for the meeting.  If we do not receive 1 week's notice then we cannot guarantee that your meeting will be successful.  We also request that any meeting room used is booked for the 30 minutes prior to the meeting to ensure we have time to set up the call.


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