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This course takes you through a Skype for Business meeting--start to finish. In a Skype for Business meeting, you can show attendees anything on your computer (from cat videos to executive PowerPoint presentations), talk as though you're all in the same room, pull in more people as needed, and have a complete record of the entire meeting in your team OneNote--including an MP4 recording.
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 leverage OneNote for easy meeting notes and how to share one or multiple apps--including the Office 365 apps with meeting attendees. 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, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Skype for Business. Use the setup instructions that are appropriate for the devices and software that you use.
This tutorial uses Outlook 2016, OneNote 2016, and PowerPoint 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 finding and using OneNote and PowerPoint, see Can't find Office applications in Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7?, Basic tasks in OneNote 2016 for Windows, Use OneNote on a Windows Phone, Basic tasks for creating a PowerPoint presentation, and PowerPoint Mobile for Windows 10 Help. 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. For information about using OneNote 2016 for Android see Microsoft OneNote for Android. For information about using PowerPoint 2016 for Android, see PowerPoint for Android Tablets Help and PowerPoint for Android Phones Help.
This tutorial features Outlook and Skype for Business on the iPhone and iPad. For information about setting up Outlook for iOS, see Set up email on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. For more information about setting up Skype for Business for the iPhone or iPad, see Install Skype for Business on iOS. For information about using OneNote for iPad see OneNote for iPad Help. For information about using OneNote for iPhone see OneNote for iPhone Help. For information about using PowerPoint 2016 for iPad, see PowerPoint for iPad Help. For information about using PowerPoint 2016 for iPhone, see PowerPoint for iPhone Help.
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. For information about using OneNote 2016 for Mac see OneNote 2016 for Mac Help. For information about using PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, see PowerPoint 2016 for Mac Help.
Skype for Business is my complete meeting solution.
Whether I’m sharing notes, recording the meeting, presenting an app or my desktop, or even conducting a video conference – I can do it all through Skype for Business – from any device.
Because Skype for Business is integrated across Office products, I can save time taking and sharing notes.
One click in Outlook deposits all the meeting information in OneNote so my prep work is done, leaving me free to concentrate on the meeting itself.
When the meeting’s over, my OneNote is posted to our team site for easy access.
I can even record the meeting so it’s available for viewing later, for those weren’t able to attend.
If I want to communicate face-to-face, Skype for Business has me covered there as well.
One click lets me turn a conference call into a video conference – on the fly – so we can add a new level to the conversation without interrupting the discussion.
Sometimes I need information from someone who is not in the meeting. No problem.
I can find them, check their status, and add them in just a few seconds.
And Skype for Business makes it convenient for me to present my desktop or an app so that everyone can follow along and stay engaged.
And with PowerPoint, Skype for Business gets even more versatile, with annotation tools and presenter notes.
It even lets other attendees control their own view of the slides.
When the meeting’s over, Skype for Business helps me keep everything together for easy reference.
Here’s the OneNote I created at the beginning of the meeting.
Skype for Business automatically pulled in the all the meeting details and even copied in shared files.
Skype for Business is my complete meeting solution.