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.

Windows version : 2016 (64-bit)

Support Level : None

How do I get it?

Staff :

Available for download via Pegasus.
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Student :

Available for download for 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.
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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

Computer and processor
Minimum 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor. We recommend 2.0 gigahertz (32 bit or 64 bit).
Memory 2 GB RAM
Hard disk 3.0 GB of available disk space

Display
PC: 1024 x 768 1024 by 768 screen resolution

Graphics
Hardware Support for Microsoft DirectX 9 application programming interface (API)
Minimum of 128 megabytes (MB) graphics memory
Windows Display Driver Model driver32 bits per pixel capable format
Operating systemWindows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2.

For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.

Browser
The current or immediately previous version of Internet Explorer; the current version of Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Get more details.Feature.NET versiondot NET versionRequires .NET 4.5 CLR.FeatureData and voiceMinimum 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor.
We recommend 2.0 gigahertz (32 bit or 64 bit).

Video
Please review Skype for Business client video requirements for exact client requirements.

Video source
USB 2.0 video camera

Meetings
Minimum 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor.
We recommend 2.0 gigahertz (32 bit or 64 bit).

Devices
Standard laptop camera, microphone, and speakers.
We recommend that you use certified devices for the best experiences.