About
Microsoft Skype for Business allows the participant to enjoy instant messaging (IM), audio and video calls, online meetings, availability (presence) information, and sharing capabilities all from one, easy-to-use program.

 

Is this software right for me?

This software can be used by staff and post-graduate research students, on university or personal computers, whether that is a laptop or desktop, both on and off campus.

 

What does this software do?

Skype for Business is used for instant messaging, voice calls, video calls, and transferring files.

Mac version : 2016

Support Level : None

How do I get it?

Staff :

Available for download via Pegasus.
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Student :

Available for download to post-graduate research students via Pegasus.
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For all other students, please visit Microsoft Education for discounted student rates.
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Licence Agreement / Costs

Type : Site Licence

End Date : Renewed annually

Licence Details :

Full licence terms are available below:

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Usage :

Software can be installed on any machine personally owned or owned/leased by the University, either on or off campus

This includes staff machines, open access machines, and machines in departmental labs.

Personal Licence : Not applicable

Help

When downloading this software, an automated email will be sent to your university email account. Please read this email as it contains information and instructions.

If you have any problems downloading or installing this software, please contact help@strath.ac.uk

A huge variety of information is available, including overviews and FAQs on the Microsoft homepages - https://www.skype.com/en/business/.

Training

The Development & Training Resource Centre has a wealth of online training resources including video tutorials, tutor-led material, self-study material and links to external best practice sites. Follow the link(s) below for more information:

Who is it for?

Staff :

Free to download for staff.


Student :

Skype for Business is available to Post-Graduate Research students.

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

Processor
Intel processor, Core 2 Duo or higher

Memory
2 GB RAM

Hard disk
1.5 GB of available hard disk space

Display
1280 x 800 1280 by 800 or higher resolution

Operating system
Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later

Browser
Safari 5 or later

Video
Compatible webcam

Voice
Compatible microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device