Skype Instructions and Training

Please select the appropriate training section below

  1. Find the Skype for Business desktop app and open it.
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  2. Once the program is open, input your FAU email address into the Sign-in address field then press Sign in
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    Below is a step-by-step walk through on how to utilize Skype for Business

    Using Skype for Business for contacting out of network users


  1. Find the Skype for Business desktop app and open it.
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  2. Once the program is open, input your FAU email address into the Sign-in address field then press Sign inSkype for Business

  3. You will be logged in after inputting your credientials. To add an out of network user, click the "Add a contact" button under the search bar. Skype for Business

  4. Once the dropdown menu opens, hover over Add a Contact Not in My Organization then click on Skype. Skype for Business

  5. Type the name or email of the out of network user into the search bar. Skype for Business

  6. Once the user's skype appears, right click their profile then hover your mouse over Add to Contacts List then left click Other Contatcs. Skype for Business

  7. Once you press Other Contacts a request will be sent to the out of network user. Once they accept that chat request you will be able to conatct the user. Skype for Business

    Using Skype for Business through outlook for contacting out of network users


  1. Find the Skype for Business desktop app and open it.
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  2. Once the program is open, input your FAU email address into the Sign-in address field then press Sign in.Skype for Business


  3. Once you are logged into the Skype for Business application, open outlook. In outlook left click New Items. Skype for Business

  4. After you left click New Items, a dropdown menu will open. In this menu left click Meeting. Skype for Business

  5. After selecting this option a new window will open. In this window input the email address of the out of network user you want to skype with.
    Select a meeting time and add a subject (optional). Skype for Business

  6. After adding the details select Skype Meeting in the top bar. Skype for Business

  7. Once you click Skype Meeting, a link will be automatically generated. You can join the meeting now or wait to obtain a notificaiton from outlook later.
    Send the email so the out of network user can also be provided with a link to the meeting. Skype for Business

  8. When you click Join Skype Meeting skype for business will open from your windows tray. Select Use Skype for Business then press OK. Skype for Business

    Note: Before scheduling a meeting via Skype for Business you must be signed into Skype for Business. If you have not signed into Skype for Business before, please view the first section on this page which explains how to sign into Skype for business

  1. In Microsoft Outlook, navigate to the Outlook Calendar

  2. Click Home -> New Skype Meeting
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  3. Provide all the relevant information for the meeting, then when all the relevant information has been provided, send the meeting to the invited attendees using the Send button
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  4. Recipients of the invite can join the meeting using their Skype for Business account by clicking on the "Join Skype Meeting" linked in blue (must be signed into Skype for Business). If a recipient does not have Skype for Business, then the meeting can be joined as a guest by clicking "Try Skype Web App" to join the meeting.

If you don't have the desktop version of Skype for Business, or don't have a Skype for Business account, you can use Skype Meetings App or Skype for Business Web App to join a Skype for Business meeting from your browser. Depending on how your organization is set up, you will use either Skype Meetings App or Skype for Business Web App.

    Note: If you don't have the desktop version of Skype for Business, or don't have a Skype for Business account, you can use Skype Meetings App or Skype for Business Web App to join a Skype for Business meeting from your browser. Depending on how your organization is set up, you will use either Skype Meetings App or Skype for Business Web App.

    Join a meeting using Skype Meetings App

    Here are the basic steps to join a Skype for Business meeting with Skype Meetings App.

  1. Open the meeting request in your email or calendar, and select Join Skype Meeting. (Depending on your version, you may see Join Online Meeting.) Skype for Business
  2. Follow your browser's instructions for installing Skype Meetings App. For example, in Internet Explorer, select Run when you see the alert at the bottom of the browser window.
  3. On the Skype Meetings App sign-in page, enter your name, and select Join.
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  4. Recipients of the invite can join the meeting using their Skype for Business account by clicking on the "Join Skype Meeting" linked in blue (must be signed into Skype for Business). If a recipient does not have Skype for Business, then the meeting can be joined as a guest by clicking "Try Skype Web App" to join the meeting.
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Join a meeting using Skype for Business Web App

Here are the basic steps to join a Skype for Business meeting with Skype for Business Web App.

  1. Open the meeting request in your email or calendar, and select Try Skype Web App.
  2. On the Skype for Business Web App sign-in page, enter your name, and select Join the meeting.
  3. Follow your browser's instructions for installing the Skype for Business Web App plug-in, which is required for audio, video, and screen sharing.
  4. Depending on the meeting options set by the organizer, you'll either join the meeting immediately, or be directed to the virtual lobby.
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Note: If you're in the lobby, the meeting organizer and other presenters are immediately notified that you're waiting.

If you require more assistance on Skype or if you have any questions about it, please send an email to jsingh@health.fau.edu.