Skype for Business

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Mon - Th  7:30am - 11:00pm
Fri  7:30am - 5:00pm
Sat 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 1:00pm - 11:00pm

Skype for Business Overview

Microsoft Skype for Business is a powerful way to instantly communicate with Washburn colleagues, Washburn students and other people around the world. With the click of a button you can open a text chat, make a voice or video call, or even start an online meeting. Skype for Business makes online communication more collaborative and engaging. And, you can use Skype for Business from nearly any computer or mobile device, on campus or anywhere in the world you have Internet access.

Using Skype for Business

On this website under “Using Skype for Business,” you will find a section on instructional resources. We will continue to add to this section as step-by-step directions are created or find a need to provide additional information.

Key Features:

  • Choose how you want to communicate – through text chat, voice call, or video call.
  • Skype for Business can be used on PCs, tablets, and smartphones.
  • Integration with Microsoft Outlook address book makes it easy to contact Washburn colleagues for a quick chat, voice call, or video conference.
  • See if your contacts are available, in a meeting, or away from their desk.
  • Send and share files with simple drag and drop.
  • Start impromptu video conference with the click of a button.
  • Schedule online meetings for up to 250 participants using Outlook – even if they do not have Skype for Business.
  • Easily share a PowerPoint presentation, whiteboard, or your entire desktop during an online meeting.
  • Chat, voice call, or video call with colleagues in more than 800 institutions around the world, just by adding them as a contact.

Your Communication, Your Choice

Skype for Business gives you options for communicating and collaborating in new ways with Washburn colleagues, students, and even people outside the university. It brings the different ways people communicate together in a single, easy-to-use interface that includes chat, voice calls, video calls, and online meetings. While Skype for Business will be available to all faculty, staff, and students, you will still have the choice for how and when to use it.