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Find someone

‌‌‌Connect with people in your organization, or with friends who have a Skype account.

Open up Skype for Business (if you do not have this on your taskbar, it can be found in Programs > Microsoft Office 2016 > Skype for Business

1.Type your contact's email address in the Search box.
 
S4B find 1
 
As soon as you do, the tabs below the Search field change to show your contact's status. 
 
The icons are different colours according to their status, please see the section "Showing my online presence" below.
 
 
 

Add a contact

‌Once you find a person, add them to your Contacts list for quick access.

1.Right-click the name in the search results.
2.Click Add to Contact List.
3.Pick a group to add your new contact to, or if you havent yet created any groups
just add to the default folder for now.
S4B add contact

Create a group

‌‌‌Set up a group for each team you work with so you can quickly see who’s available, or communicate with the entire team at once.

Select the Groups tab and then
 

S4B groups

1.Click the Add a Contact button to the right hand side of the window.
2.Select Create a New Group.
3.Your new group will appear at the bottom of the list, click in the box and type your new group name in the highlighted text box at the bottom.

 

S4B create a group

View a contact card

‌1.Tap a contact picture.
2.Tap the Contact Card button to open Contact Card.
S4B view contact

Showing your online presence

‌‌Want to shut your virtual office door?S4B Presence

Presence is automatically set based on your Outlook calendar but you can change it temporarily if you want to. Presence status is a quick way for other people see whether or not you’re free to chat.

Here are the presence settings you can change:

 

S4B Presence2

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