Microsoft Skype for Business
Microsoft Skype for Business is a feature-rich instant messaging and video chat client that is available to students, faculty and staff at the University of Idaho at no extra cost as part of your Office 365 email account.
Instant Messaging, Voice and Video Chat, Desktop Sharing, Whiteboard and more! Introducing Microsoft Skype for Business!
Skype for Business is available for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Mobile clients are also available for Android, and Windows Phone 8 devices. Apple and iOS services still operate with Skype for Business.
Learn how to install the Skype for Business client on your Windows computer by following our Installing Skype for Business tutorial. Learn how to install the Skype for Business client on your Mac computer by following our installing Skype for Business tutorial.
Microsoft Skype for Business allows you to easily communicate with colleagues, office-mates, inter-departmental contacts and even students via instant messaging to get answers quickly and efficiently.
Skype for Business offers many great, easy-to-use "basic" features such as this. You can learn more about instant messaging, how to add contacts and use basic Skype for Business features in our introduction to Skype for Business tutorial.
Microsoft Skype for Business is more than just an instant messaging client. Its advanced features include screen and document sharing for easy collaboration, a built-in "whiteboard/chalkboard" feature and the ability to present PowerPoint presentations and incorporate participant-wide polls.
Learn more about advanced Skype for Business features with our Skype for Business Advanced Features tutorial.
If you are on the road and away from your regular computer, you can still use a basic version of Skype for Business that is baked right into the Outlook Web App of your Office 365 email account!
View our tutorial on using the "owa" version of Skype for Business and learn how to stay connected with the instant messaging client while away from your computer.