Skype for Business is a peer-to-peer communication tool, Microsoft’s business version of the popular Skype communication platform. It is part of the Microsoft Office 2013 suite of programs and is available on all University of Stirling staff computers. As it is integrated with Outlook, Skype for Business shows your availability for meetings based on your Outlook calendar, although you may update your availability status in Skype for Business manually.
Skype for Business can be used for meetings with other University of Stirling staff and students, but also for meetings with external Skype for Business users, who may be invited to join a Skype for Business session by email. Meetings may be scheduled in your Outlook calendar and may be recorded for later revisiting. Skype for Business also supports online chat, delivery of PowerPoint presentations, application sharing and multiple whiteboard areas. Attachments may also be sent between meeting participants. Meetings may be recorded for future revision. Attendees of meetings may use all the features of the package.
After testing Skype for Business, it was noted that there are some compatibility issues between the Desktop and mobile interfaces. Microsoft is working on a new version that is expected to resolve these issues. However, for the time being the functionality of the current Skype for Business version is show on the graph below:
* Windows phones will have the full capability of a desktop computer.
* Mac computers are currently using the old Lync that is being replaced by Skype for Business. You may experience some compatibility issues when calling from a Mac computer to a Desktop PC.
What happens when I install Skype for Business 2016 on a computer that has Office 2007, 2010, or 2013?
How secure is Skype for Business?
Archiving: Skype for Business provides archiving of peer-to-peer instant messages, multiparty instant messages, and content upload activities in meetings. The archiving capability requires Exchange and is controlled by the user’s Exchange mailbox In-Place Hold attribute, which archives both email and Skype for Business contents.All archiving in Skype for Business is considered “user-level archiving” because you enable or disable it for one or more specific users or groups of users by creating, configuring, and applying a user-level archiving policy for those users. There is no direct control of archiving settings from within the Skype for Business admin centre.
How do I record my Skype for Business meeting?
When you record a Skype for Business Meeting, you capture audio, video, instant messaging (IM), screen sharing, PowerPoint slides, whiteboard activity, and polling. Any of the presenters can record a meeting and save it on their computers.
If the recording option is dimmed, your audio might not be connected. Click the mic icon to connect audio, then try again.