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Skype for Business

Skype for Business (formerly known as Lync Online) is a Microsoft service that is included with our Office 365 subscription and is available to all current faculty and staff.

The key features of Skype for Business include:

  • Instant messaging with other Skype for Business and Skype consumer users.
  • Video and audio calls between Skype users
  • Online meetings with multiple participants (up to 250), including HD video, desktop sharing, Powerpoint presentations and virtual whiteboards. Includes the ability to record meetings for later viewing.
  • Ability for non-affiliated users to join Skype for Business meetings through the Skype for Business Web App (..no Canton NetID credentials required..).
  • Clients available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Windows Phone

 

The following Microsoft webpages have more information about what Skype for Business can do, and how to use it:

Brief info about what Skype for Business is:
https://products.office.com/en-US/skype-for-business/benefits

Basics regarding the use of Skype for Business:
https://support.office.com/en-ca/article/Start-using-Skype-for-Business-Lync-for-IM-and-online-meetings-36d2a337-e835-4ae6-b821-44cb6907b17f?ui=en-US&rs=en-CA&ad=CA

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