Join a Skype for Business meeting

Most of the time, joining a Skype for Business meeting is as simple as clicking the meeting link. And you can join from anywhere, such as an airport, a coffee shop, your hotel, or your mobile device when you’re on the road.

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Join a Skype for Business meeting on your Windows PC

  1. In your meeting request, click Join Skype Meeting.

    Join Skype Meeting Outlook meeting request

    Tips:  The Meetings view lets you quickly check your upcoming meetings for the day, without having to go to your calendar. You can even join a Skype Meeting right from the Meetings tab, if the meeting was set up by an organizer inside your company.

    In the Skype for Business main window, click the Meetings tab, and then right click a Skype meeting to join.

    Meeting tab with meetings

  2. Your mic is automatically muted. To unmute your mic, find the mic button, Mic, muted and click it. When it looks like this Mic, unmuted , people in the meeting can hear you.

    Note: Make sure you unmute your speakers too!

  3. If you need to switch to a different audio device, click the Call Controls button Call Controls button , then click Devices.

    Resume a call, transfer a call, or switch audio devices

  4. The Switch Devices box shows your available audio devices, with the current one selected. Choose a different one if you'd like.

    Switch your device

What'd they say?

Audio quality depends on the network and the device you use. Use a wired network connection and switch off wireless on your computer. If you have to use wireless connection, make sure you have a strong signal. Also use a high quality headset for better audio. For more information, see Phones and Devices Qualified for Microsoft Lync.

Join with the Web App

Lync Web App (Skype for Business Web App coming soon) is an alternative way to join the meeting if you don’t have Skype for Business installed. It opens automatically to connect you to the meeting. For more information see What is Lync Web App?

Join with phone only

If you’re on the road, or if you don’t have access to a computer, you can just call into the meeting with a phone. Make sure you grab the conference numbers and IDs from the meeting request before the meeting. See Call into a Skype for Business meeting on your mobile or desk phone.

If you prefer to call in with a phone, instead of using computer audio, you can find the conference numbers and ID in the meeting request. You can also click Find a local number in the meeting request if you’re traveling.

What about the PIN? You only need a PIN if you are calling into the meeting as the presenter from a public or cell phone, or if the meeting is set with high security. Otherwise you don’t need a PIN, just dial in and wait to get connected.

If you need a PIN and don’t remember what it is, click Forgot your Dial-in PIN? in the meeting request, and follow the instructions on the page to reset.

Join a Skype for Business meeting on your Mac

Skype for Business on Mac lets you quickly check your upcoming meetings for the day, without having to go to your Outlook calendar. You can join a Skype for Business meeting right from the main window, if the meeting was set up by an organizer inside your company.

Join with Skype for Business on Mac

  1. In the Skype for Business on Mac main window, find and double-click the meeting you want to attend, or click the Join button.

    Join a Skype for Business meeting
  2. Welcome to the meeting.

    Meeting window with participants
  3. To view meeting participants, to add others, and to mute participants if you're a presenter, click the Participants button button.

    Skype for Business for Mac meeting windows showing participants

    Use the Invite more people box to add more people to your meeting.

  4. To send an IM to meeting participants, click the IM button button.

    Skype for Business for Mac - Meeting window showing IM

    Type a message, and then press Enter or click Send an IM button to send the message.

  5. When you first join a meeting, your microphone is automatically muted, and people in the meeting can't hear you. To unmute your microphone, click the Unmute button button.

  6. When you first join a meeting, the video camera is inactive. To start your video camera, click the Video button button.

Disconnect from the meeting

  1. To exit the meeting, click the End the call button button.

  2. At the Need to leave? prompt, confirm you want to leave the meeting by clicking the Leave Meeting button.

    Skype for Business for Mac - confirmation to leave a meeting

See Also

Join a Skype for Business meeting on a mobile device

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