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Skype for Business, Features within the Outlook Web App (webmail.illinois.edu) and (outlook.office.com)
On this page you can find University-specific documentation about how to use Skype for Business within the Outlook Web App interface available at at https://outlook.office.com
Instant messaging – currently enabled
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When you log in to https://outlook.office.com Skype for Business' instant messaging features will be available to you as well.
- The first time you log in to outlook.office.com, you will be logged in to Skype for Business instant messaging immediately.
- To sign in, sign out or change your status, click your display name or name initials/picture in the upper right corner and choose from the list of options there.
- Outlook.office.com remembers your status from one session to another. Choosing "sign out" will keep you signed out even across new Exchange web logins unless you choose to sign in again.
- Your Skype for Business contact list will be in the left hand section below the list of your exchange mailbox folders. There is a choice there to add a new Skype for Business contact.
Voice and video communication – not yet
While the main Skype for Business clients offer voice and video communication, that feature is not available in the outlook.office.com interfaces.
Voice mail options
For outlook.office.com - You can control voice mail options in Webmail/OWA. Click on the Gear (top right corner) -> Type "voice" in the options search box. Then select Voice mail.