Skype for Business

Skype

Eligible: Students, Faculty & Staff

Availability: 24 Hours, 7 Days

Support: Monday - Friday. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

AKAs: Lync, Office 365 Skype for Business

Important – Skype for Business will be Retired in 2021

Microsoft has announced that Skype for Business will be retired in 2021. Click here to learn more.

Description

Skype for Business connects people everywhere as part of their everyday productivity experience. Skype for Business provides a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, video, and a great meeting experience. Skype for Business enables instant messaging (IM), audio conferencing, and voice calling with the hundreds of millions of people around the world who use Skype.

Features/Benefits

  • Skype Across Devices: Connect with anyone, anywhere, on any device. Meet with up to 250 people – even if they’re not on Skype for Business. All they need is a phone or Internet connect.
  • Meeting Tools and Support: Collaborate across the organization with tools like video conferencing, desktop sharing, and file-sharing.
  • Security: Conversations are protected by strong authentication and encryption measures.
  • Virtual Meeting Space: Save time and money by not having to travel to meetings or reserve dedicated meeting rooms.

Restrictions

  • Students: All students provisioned under Microsoft 365.
  • Faculty/Staff: All faculty & staff provisioned under Microsoft 365.

Licensing

  • Students: Licensed for use by currently enrolled, for credit, degree seeking students for personal non commercial use.

Costs

  • There is no cost to use this software. 

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