Information Services

Skype For Business

Skype For Business is a unified communications platform available to all staff and students that enables instant messaging, audio & video conferencing and online meetings.

The benefits of using Skype For Business

  • Immediately see colleagues' availability status.
  • Instant message with friends and colleagues across the University.
  • Share a whiteboard for brainstorming with your colleagues in real-time.
  • Share an application, desktop, or document on-screen in real-time.
  • Initiate audio or video chats / conferences with online contacts.

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How to access Skype For Business

On University-supported Windows desktops:

Skype For Business on Windows 7 (Uni-managed version)

 

On personal computers or individual University Macs:
  1. Sign in to your Office 365 account with your username in the format uun@ed.ac.uk and your Uni computer password.

  2. Go to cog wheel icon located at the top-right and select Office 365 Settings > Software

  3. Click on 'Skype For Business' on the left-hand-side.
  4. Follow the instructions for installing the software.

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User Guides, FAQs and Troubleshooting

Communicating with Skype For Business - a straight-forward guide on the basics of using the service.

Microsoft training videos for Skype For Business

Skype For Business - FAQs and troubleshooting articles

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