Start an online presentation in PowerPoint using Skype for Business

You can schedule an online meeting ahead of time or start a meeting right away – all from within PowerPoint using Skype for Business. You need to have a microphone connected to your PC, so you can speak to your meeting attendees.

Important    This feature isn’t available in Office on a Windows RT PC. Want to see what version of Office you're using?

  1. Slide Show > Present Online > Skype for Business.

    Shows option to present online in PowerPoint

    Note    A list of active Skype for Business conversations and scheduled Skype for Business meetings (within 30 minutes) will appear, and you can also start a new meeting right away.

    Shows the present online dialog in PowerPoint

  2. In the list, pick a scheduled meeting or start a new Skype for Business meeting, and then click OK.

  3. In Skype for Business, do one of the following:

    • Begin your scheduled meeting.

    • To begin a new meeting, invite attendees by choosing Invite More People Add contact button in Skype for Business.

      1. Under Invite by Name or Phone Number, select contacts from the contacts list or type each name in the box, and then click Select.

      2. Begin your presentation.

Tips for using other options in Skype for Business:

  • Manage your sound and audio devices by clicking Mic, unmuted.

  • Manage your video by clicking Video button.

  • Manage the content you share by clicking Presentation button.

Note    These button images will change color. For example, dark grey means that you’re not performing an activity at the moment, but you can click it to start one. Blue means you are engaged in an activity. Light grey means you don’t have functionality for that option.

Applies To: PowerPoint 2013, PowerPoint 2016

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