Skype for Business


Q1 - What is Skype for Business?

Skype for Business is an easy-to-use interface that allows users to communicate through text chat, voice calls, video calls and online meetings. You can use Skype for Business from nearly any Windows PC or mobile device (Lync on Macs or mobile devices), on campus or anywhere in the world you have Internet access.

Q2 - How Do I get Skype for Business?

Please contact IT Helpdesk

Q3 - Is Skype for Business available for Windows and Mac?

Yes. Skype for Business on Mac runs on OS X or later versions. To find out which OS version you have, from the Apple menu, click About This Mac.

Q4 - Where can I go to learn how to use Skype for Business?

You can visit Microsoft's page, Run more effective meetings with Skype for Business, to get up to speed on using Skype for Business.

Q5 - Can I invite someone outside of SNU to my Skype for Business meeting if they do not use Skype for Business?

Yes. People outside of SNU who do not use Skype for Business can join your meeting using Skype for Business Attendee (for Windows only) or Skype for Business Web App. 

Q6 - How many people can attend a meeting that I set up in Skype for Business?

Up to 250 people can participate in a Skype for Business meeting at one time.

Q7 - I am sharing a PowerPoint presentation in Skype for Business but it won't let me edit the slides. How do I correct this?

When you click the Share menu and select PowerPoint Presentation, Skype for Business allows you to show but not edit the presentation. To edit a PowerPoint presentation while you are sharing it, click Share, select Program, and then select the PowerPoint program. Open your presentation in PowerPoint and you will be able to edit it.

Q8 - I don't have a Webcam. Can I still view video that is shared by other meeting participants?

Yes. You will be able to view their video feeds. You will just be unable to send your own video.

Q9 - When I am in a meeting with multiple people, can I view more than one video feed at a time?

You can see the video feed of five active speakers at a time.

Q10 - What do you mean by “Skype-to-Skype” communication?

Skype-to-Skype communication is a term we use to denote a direct connection between two Skype for Business clients for the purposes of voice, video, chat and/or desktop sharing.