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Virtual Conference (Skype for Business/Lync)

UB faculty, staff and students initiate and conduct virtual conferences, instant message, make phone conference and video calls, and hold online meetings using Skype for Business (re-branded from Lync in 2015).

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Find Software and Instructions for Common Tasks

Choose your operating system or device to download the right software, instructions for common tasks and video tutorials.

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.

First time signing in or signing in on a shared or public computer?

The first time you log into Skype for Business(Lync) you may encounter an error, “Can’t sign in to Skype for Business(Lync).” Are you signing into Skype for Business(Lync) on a shared or public machine? Follow these instructions to resolve the problem.

Phone/Audio Only Conference

Learn how to call into a Skype for Business(Lync) meeting which is handy if you don’t have a computer or prefer to use a phone for audio. 

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.

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Still need help?

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