When an email sparks a question or discussion, learn how Skype for Business integration with Outlook means you can IM anyone on the email thread right from within Outlook. Need to pull someone else into the IM discussion? No problem. Too much typing? One click turns that IM into an audio and video conversation. Need to show, rather than tell? Share your desktop. Need to gather even more people? Schedule a follow-up Skype for Business meeting.
In this course
What you'll need for this course
This course covers using Skype for Business to communicate across a variety of devices and platforms. The course also shows how to start Skype for Business conversations from within Outlook. You can follow this course and learn a lot by just watching. But you'll get the most value out of the course by trying the exercises in the modules and seeing how it all works for yourself.
Here's a list of the software used in this course, followed by setup instructions.
Skype for Business for the PC
Skype for Business for iOS
Skype for Business for Android
In the following sections, you'll find setup information for Outlook and Skype for Business. Use the setup instructions that are appropriate for the devices and software that you use.
This tutorial uses Outlook 2016 for the PC. For information about setting up Outlook for a Windows desktop or tablet, see Set up email in Outlook for Windows. For information about setting up Skype for Business for a Windows desktop or tablet, see Install Skype for Business on your PC. For more information about installing Skype for Business on the Windows Phone, see Install Skype for Business on Windows Phone. For information about installing Office 365 on your PC, see Install Office on your PC or Mac.
This tutorial provides instructions for using Outlook for Android and Skype for Business for Android, but use of Android devices is not explicitly featured in the tutorial. For information about setting up Outlook for Android, see Set up email on an Android with Office 365 for business. For information about setting up Skype for Business for Android, see Install Skype for Business on Android.
Currently there is no client for Skype for Business for the Mac. The most recent client available is Lync 2011 for the Mac. For more information, see Install instructions for Office 365 for business customers using Mac.