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Skype for Business

Skype can help us all be more productive, with tools and features to find and connect easily with people across different locations. Skype has been set to start automatically when we log on to our devices so others can connect with us easily. Skype can be used to interact with one another but it can also be used by external organisations and even citizens. They do not need to be Skype users themselves to take part in a Skype conversation.

Organisations are placing more of an emphasis on work life balance: enabling employees to collaborate when and where we need to, but also letting us take advantage of ‘alone’ time to brainstorm and complete tasks. This kind of technology is helping to achieve that balance, by enabling real-time communication, information sharing and collaboration between employees, when it makes sense and no matter where we are located.

Video conferencing and online meetings

Video conferencing and online meetings

Make video conferencing or audio calls easily, whether you’re in the office or working remotely. Hold online meetings from anywhere with colleagues across the organisation and from partner organisations.

Instant Message (IM)

Instant Message (IM)

You can instant message one or more online contacts in the same or multiple conversations, even tagging them so you’re automatically alerted when they become free.

Presence

Presence

Skype shows you a person’s presence from their Outlook diary. It tells you whether they’re available, in a meeting, out of the office or asking not to be disturbed.

Skype for Business: Learn the basics

Skype for Business: Learn the basics

If you are new to Skype for Business we would recommend you watch this short video by Microsoft.

Page updated: 22/06/2020 17:17:08