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What is Skype for Business?

Skype for Business is a collaboration tool that enriches communication by bringing people to your work (instead of bringing your work to people). With a single client there are many ways to connect such as:

  • Instant message(IM) between two or more employees
  • Share your desktop or programs with other meeting participants
  • Indicate presence or activity through integration with your Outlook calendar Join online meetings, revise and compare content, and present information from wherever you happen to be.
  • Start conversations and collaborate directly from Office programs
  • Use your computer as a telephone
  • Desktop Video Conferencing
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Use collaborative tools while in a Skype for Business meeting

  • OneNote integration – record meeting notes
  • Customisable interface – decide what your meeting attendees can see and do
  • Polls – to ask a question or make a decision
  • Whiteboard – for sharing ideas
  • Present a PowerPoint presentation
  • Questions and Answers facility
  • Share files with attendees
  • Share desktop
  • Simultaneously co-edit a document with other attendees

What do you need to use Skype for Business?

If you want to use voice and video you will need Microsoft Office Suite and a headset, microphone and webcam.


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