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Read the FAQs about Skype for Business

Skype for Business logoWhat is Skype for Business?

Skype for Business is a communications and collaboration platform that brings together an experience inspired by Skype with enterprise-grade security, compliance and control. It offers features including presence, IM, voice and video calls, and online meetings. It is built right in to Microsoft Office, so initiating chats, calls and meetings is an integrated experience within Office. 

Install Skype for Business

on your Windows computer
  1. Login to your Office 365 account.

  2. Go to Settings Office 365 setttings button - looks like a gear next to your name > Office 365 Settings.

  3. Choose Software > Skype for Business.

on your Mac

If you use the Self Service app, open and navigate to UNL Software on the right. There you will find Skype for Business. If you're coming to Skype for Business on Mac from Lync for Mac, you'll recognize some of the features you already use, but with a fresh new interface, simplified controls, and some great new additions. Learn more at See What's New in Skype for Business.

See also: Use my current Office for Mac apps with Office 365.