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Virtual Conference (Skype for Business/Lync)

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.

Join a Meeting


Schedule a Meeting

You can use your Web browser, Outlook and the Windows or Macintosh client.

Present Desktop

Available to Windows and Macintosh computers.

IM and Persistent Chat

Find instant message instructions for Windows, Macintosh, iOS or Android devices, and persistent chat.

Find instructions for Windows computers.

Having Trouble?

See known problems and workarounds for Skype for Business (Lync).

Common Questions

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

The first time you log into Skype for Business(Lync) you may encounter an error. Are you signing into Skype for Business(Lync) 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?

Follow these steps to join a meeting using the Skype for Business (Lync) Web App.

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.

Why are some Skype for Business (Lync) features available on some devices and not others?

Some features are not available due to hardware or software limitations. Find out what Skype for Business (Lync) features are available on your device.  

How can I save my conversation history?

If you use Microsoft Outlook for email, you have the option to save your instant messages in your Outlook conversation history folder. Learn how to enable this feature.

See also

See what's new - Lync is now Skype for Business.

Skype for Business (Lync) training - Access videos and training from Microsoft.  

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