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Virtual Conference (Skype for Business)

Initiate and conduct virtual conferences, instant message, make voice and video calls, and hold online meetings using Skype for Business.  

Instructions for Top Features

Download and Sign In

Select your device: Windows, Macintosh or mobile.

Schedule a Meeting

Screen Share

Available to Windows and Share Screen (display icon) is available for Macintosh computers.

IM and Persistent Chat

Find instant message instructions for Windows, Macintosh, iOS or Android devices. Persistent chat is available for Windows computers.

Find instructions for Windows computers.

Having Trouble?

See known problems and workarounds for Skype for Business.

Common Questions

Why did I encounter an error, “Can’t sign in to Skype for Business?”

The first time you log into Skype for Business you may encounter an error. Are you signing into Skype for Business on a shared or public machine? Follow these instructions to resolve the problem.

Need a guest of UB to join a meeting or don't have the client installed on your device?

The Skype for Business Web App allows people who are guests or do not have the Skype for Business client installed to join a meeting. Learn how

Need permissions for increased attendees and recording?

UB students are restricted to a maximum of 10 attendees (presenter + nine others) with no recording capability. UB faculty and staff may request students to obtain permissions for recording and increased attendees.

How can I save my conversation history?

If you use Microsoft Outlook for email, you can save your instant message conversations in your Outlook conversation history folder. Learn how to enable this feature.

How many people can connect to my Skype for Business meeting?

Students are limited to ten attendees including presenter while faculty and staff are limited to 250 attendees. UB faculty and staff may request to allow students to obtain permissions for increased attendees.

Do I have to use Microsoft Exchange email to use Skype for Business?

No, Skype for Business has client types for Windows, Mac and mobile clients. If you do not have Exchange, you can use the Skype Web Scheduler and join meetings using the Skype Web App.

See also

See what's new in Skype for Business - A summary of new features for Windows and Mac from Microsoft.

FAQ - Skype for Business on Mac - See what features have changed.

Mobile and desktop client comparison tables for Skype for Business.

Skype for Business training - Access videos and training from Microsoft.   

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