UB faculty and staff use Microsoft Skype for Business to conduct and participate in virtual classes, meetings and conferences. Microsoft Skype for Business is a valuable resource for bringing in outside companies to assist with troubleshooting and remote support.
Microsoft Skype for Business is licensed by the university and available to departments for use on UB-owned computers. Learn how to order.
Recommendations for Your Constituents
UBIT recommends using the Skype for Business 2016 client for UB students, faculty and staff using Windows. The client is available as a standalone component and does not require upgrading to MS Office 2016.
There is no Linux client; use Web Scheduler in conjunction with the Web App.
UB faculty, staff and students are automatically provisioned for Skype for Business accounts.
Please note: No UBITName exception accounts will be created for Virtual Conference usage.