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Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 (PC)

To learn how to use Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 for PC, click on the titles below or use the navigation in the left sidebar. Individual sections on the website may include an instructional video demonstrating the steps.


Getting Started9

  • Installing Skype for Business
  • Signing in and signing out


  • What is Presence?
  • Social update
  • Availability
  • Location

Contacts & Groups11

  • Find someone
  • Add a contact to your contact list
  • Create groups for people you regularly get in touch with
  • Track down a busy co-worker


  • Privacy relationships
  • Conversation history
  • What to share using Skype for Business

Instant Messaging13

  • Send an instant message to one person
  • Share a file or image using instant message
  • Send an instant message to many people
  • Invite another contact to a conversation
  • Send separate instant messages to different people
  • Add voice to a conversation
  • Add video to a conversation
  • End a conversation
  • View previous conversations and missed messages


  • Understand your voice options: integrated audio and dial-in conferencing
  • Select and test your audio device
  • Call one person
  • Call more than one person
  • Answer a conference call invitation Invite others to an ongoing call
  • Add voice to an IM conversation
  • Manage call features (mute, call hold, end call)
  • Request a conference call number


  • Using a webcam
  • Start a video call 
  • Accept a video call
  • Change video display options
  • Add video to an IM conversation

Online Meetings for Presenters15

  • Schedule an online meeting
  • Schedule a meeting on behalf of someone else
  • Getting set up for the meeting
  • Starting the meeting
  • Conducting the meeting
  • Ending the meeting
  • Sharing recordings

Online Meetings for Attendees16

  • Join a scheduled online meeting
  • Join an unscheduled meeting
  • Leave a meeting


  • Share your desktop or a program
  • Give and take control of a sharing session 
  • Create a whiteboard
  • Share a PowerPoint Stop sharing
  • Send and receive files


  • Recording a meeting or conversation

Tips & Tricks

  • Setting up a secondary ringer
  • Including your Skype contact in your signature

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Skype With The World

Do you have friends or family that use Skype for Business at other universities or organizations?

KU has open federation for Skype for Business, which means you can connect with friends and colleagues at more than 850 organizations around the world that also offer open federation. You can add a non-KU person at an open federation site to your contacts list and immediately begin a chat or S4B-to-S4B voice or video call. Check the Skype Directory to find organizations that have Skype for Business open federation.

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