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What is Skype for Business?

Skype for Business is a user-friendly messaging app that allows you to IM (instant message) your co-workers, Faculty, and Students. Microsoft Skype for Business Basic gives you instant messaging, audio and video conferencing, and online meetings. Users also get availability (presence) information, voice over IP (VoIP), file transfers, and sharing capabilities all from one easy-to-use program.

The Skype for Business service is subject to the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources policy. This is the same with various other technology resources available at the University of Memphis. (See the link to the Policy IT6003 - Acceptable Use of Information Technology

Why Skype for Business?

Skype for Business is part of the UofM enterprise software. You can connect with co-workers or students here at the University. Start conversations with IM, voice, or video calls. See when your contacts are available online, in a meeting, or presenting. Present your screen during meetings or give control to others.

How Do I Get Skype for Business?

If you are running the latest version of Microsoft Office, then you already have Skype for Business installed. Click the Getting started with Skype for Business link below for information on how to use it.
If Skype for Business is not installed on your office computer and request to have Skype for Business installed, please submit an online service request.  To install the complete Office 365 Suite on a home computer or personal laptop, which includes Skype for Business, go to the Office 365 website

Only Want to Install Skype for Business?

  1. Here is  direct download link for Skype for Business - https://products.office.com/en-us/skype-for-business/download-app
  2. Click on the Download Licensed Client.
  3. Sign in with University email and password.
  4. At this point you will be taken to a page to download Skype for Business only.

Will there be Training?

Yes, a brief overview on how to login, navigate, and  use Skype for Business will be given upon installation. If further instruction is needed please contact your LSP and place a service request.

Documentation on Skype for Business

Getting Started with Skype for Business

Video Link  Skype for Business Video Demos

Additional Information:

Visit AskTom for more information on Skype for Business.

Please contact the umTech Service Desk at 901.678.8888 or If further instruction is needed, please contact your LSP and to request assistance, submit an online service request.

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