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Skype for Business FAQ
How do I install the Skype for Business client?
Download one of the following Skype for Business clients from our Software website. You will need administrative rights on your computer to install this software.
- Skype for Business 2016 - available with Office 2016
- Skype for Business 2015 (may also be branded Lync 2013) - available with Office 2013
- Skype for Business on Mac - available with Mac OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra
- Lync for Mac 2011 - available with Mac OS X Yosemite
- Skype for Business mobile clients can be installed from your mobile App Store
Note: Windows users, if you are running Office 2010 or earlier, you need to upgrade to Office 2013 to use Skype for Business. The upgrade will also install the Skype for Business client for you so no further configuration is necessary.
Can I dial-in from a telephone to a Skype for Business meeting?
Information Services has procured a limited number of licenses for users that need to create meetings that require access from a phone line. If you have a need to regularly create meetings accessible by phone dial-in (i.e. attendees that do not have a smart phone or computer capable of connecting to a Skype meeting), please contact the TSC and request a Skype Dial-in number.
What video conferencing equipment does IS recommend for use with Skype?
Information Services has tested several different combinations of webcams and headsets with Skype for Business. Below we have listed both a modestly priced and a higher end option for headsets and webcams that worked well with Skype for Business during our testsing. All these devices connect to your computer via USB. You can find pricing for them from CDW at the links below.
Can I set up Skype for Business for use in a conference room?
contact Media Production and Training (MPT) if you need help designing a Skype
for Business conference room or huddle space. MPT provides assistance with consultation
, design, equipment recommendation,
installation and training.
Estimated Cost for Equipment
data shown above is an estimation of cost based on previous installations.