Skype for Business 2015: What's Skype for Business?

On this page, you can see an overview of some of the features of Skype for Business and find links to additional information.

Just a super efficient way to quickly connect with co-workers and business partners! Skype for Business is IM, calling, video calling, and sharing and collaboration all rolled into one package.

Quick tour

We'll show you the basics, then check out the links below for details.

Here's what the main page of the app looks like. (Want to learn how to add a contact?)

Skype for Business main window, diagrammed

When you hover over a contact's picture, a quick menu appears.

Quick IM button

If you click the IM button, you'll get the conversation window.

Tip   You can also just double-click a contact's picture to open the conversation window and start an IM.

Here's what the conversation (IM) window looks like. (Want to learn how to send an IM?)

Skype for Business Conversation window, diagrammed

And here's what the meeting window looks like. (Want to learn how to share your desktop or a program?)

Skype for Business Meeting window, diagrammed

More please...

The Skype for Business UI is pretty intuitive, so playing around with the app is a fun way to learn. Want more? Here are some help topics to get you started.

Add a contact in Skype for Business

Send an IM in Skype for Business

Make and receive calls using Skype for Business

Set up a Skype for Business meeting in Outlook

Share your desktop or a program in Skype for Business

Set up and test Skype for Business audio

See Also

Using Skype for Business for Windows

Quick Start Guides about Skype for Business

Video: Introducing Skype for Business

Keywords:skype for business, conversation window, meeting window, picture, photograph, image, instant message, im, contacts, sharing, collaboration, meetings   Doc ID:51743
Owner:Lync M.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-05-29 10:59 CDTUpdated:2017-04-25 09:57 CDT
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