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About Skype for Business

Skype for Business is a multi-channel communications tool which allows you to communicate and collaborate with others in real time. It offers a range of features, including:

  • Video and audio conferencing 
  • Instant messaging 
  • Live presence 
  • Integration with Outlook 
  • Document and desktop sharing 
  • Easy & safe to use interface
Key benefits

Skype for Business enables you to:

  • Host, participate and record online meetings with up to 250 people
  • Quickly connect with your contacts in real time through instant messaging, audio & video
  • Easily collaborate with others with ability to share your desktop and Microsoft applications
  • Work with anyone in the world in real time including colleagues from other institutions, Consumer Skype and non-Skype users
  • Display your presence status to notify others about your availability
  • Manage your communication from anywhere in the world on a range of devices including PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones
Getting started

From July 2017, all staff and postgraduate research students working at Strathclyde will be enabled for Skype for Business.

Please visit our Getting Started page for more information about logging on to Skype for Business for the first time. That's also the place you can explore the key features and learn how to make the most out of your Skype client.


As of the end of July 2017, all staff and PGR students have been enabled for Skype for Business.




Online training materials

Comprehensive SfB training materials are available on the SfB Learning page in SharePoint.

A range of videos and 'how to' documents covering topics from getting started through to video conferencing are available to all SfB users at the University. 

Although SfB is easy to use there are areas where a little background knowledge will go a long way to helping you get the most out of the software.  We encourage you to make use of the materials.

Learning page sub-pages:

Skype for Business for non-staff

As a non-Skype for Business user, you can still participate in Skype for Business meetings and calls by using the web client.

To join the meeting, simply ask the meeting host to send you an invitation using your email address. In the invitation email you receive there will be an option to download a temporary web client.

For more information, please see Joining a video conference using the web app.


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