Skype for Business

UWM is initiating a ‘Unified Communications’ project, led by UITS, to convert campus to VoIP using Skype for Business as the platform. Please keep checking back to see progress updates on this exciting endeavor.

Skype for Business is the professional version of the ever-popular consumer video chat product. Skype for Business takes that familiar platform and provides business-class telephony capabilities (VoIP), video conferencing, instant messaging and screen sharing.

Use Skype for Business to make a telephone call

One of the most underestimated values of Skype for Business is its telephony capabilities. Being able to use your computer as an integrated communication tool makes everyone work smarter. When the phone system in Office 365 is configured to work with Skype for Business, you can call people in your organization through Skype for Business, and the audio for the call will flow through your phone. This is known as Voice over Internet Protocol (or VoIP).

Meet from Anywhere Online

Skype for Business is always available wherever you are and with whatever device you choose to use. Whether you are in the office or out and about, instant messages and audio/video calls are an easy and fast way to communicate. Skype for Business makes those interactions more flexible than ever before and allows professional communication to occur effortlessly.

Click, Connect, and Communicate

Skype for Business allows for multiple communication platforms. Send a simple instant message, start an audio/video call, or schedule a formal video conference with up to 250 people. Skype for Business lets you communicate how, and with who, you want with a single click.

Accessible from Multiple Devices

Skype for Business is accessible from a variety of devices, so you can choose the best route for your communication. You can use it right from Outlook on the Web, and even download mobile apps for iOS and Android to audio/video chat and instant message on-the-go.

For the best experience, we suggest you use the Skype for Business app on your PC. The Skype for Business app is already installed on most university-owned computers, you just need to open it and log-in. If you’re using a university-owned machine and don’t see Skype for Business installed on your computer, contact your local IT support. If you’d like to get Skype for Business on your personal machine, please contact UITS for assistance.

Powerful Online Meetings

You can use Skype for Business to get you, and up to 250 other people, around the same virtual table. From there, you can show everyone your desktop, give a PowerPoint presentation, and take notes that everyone can view. It’s an advanced platform that makes virtual meetings engaging yet easy-to-use.