Skype for Business on Windows Quick Start

Share and schedule

Share and schedule in Skype for Business

Share your desktop or a program

In a conversation window or messaging window:

  1. Select Share Content Share Content and select an option:

    • Share your Desktop to show the entire contents of your desktop.

    • Share a Window and double-click the program or window you want to display.

      The Currently sharing tab and yellow border around the shared content appears.

  2. Select Stop Sharing when you're done.

Screenshot of the open Share Content menu.

Send a file in an IM

  • Drag the file from File Explorer to the conversation window, or

  • Copy the file or image you want to send, and paste it into the conversation window.

    Everyone in the conversation receives a notification, which they can accept or decline.

Send a file when you’re not in a conversation

  1. Select the contacts from your contacts list.

  2. Drag the file onto the selection.

    The selected contacts receive a notification, which they can accept or decline.

Screenshot of an IM window with an incoming attachment.

Change your presence status

Your presence status is automatically set based on your Outlook calendar. To manually change it:

  • Select the status arrow below your name.

  • Select the presence indicator you want to display.

  • To undo, or have Skype for Business automatically update your status, select Reset Status.

For more information, see Change your presence status in Skype for Business.

Screenshot of the Skype for Business window with the Status menu open.

Join a Skype for Business meeting

There are multiple ways to join a Skype for Business meeting:

  • Select the Meetings icon in the Skype for Business window, and then double-click the meeting to join.

  • Select Join Skype Meeting in an Outlook meeting request.

  • Select Join Online in an Outlook meeting reminder.

Screenshot of the Meetings tab of the Skype for Business window.

Schedule a Skype for Business meeting

In Outlook or Outlook Online:

  1. Open your Outlook calendar.

  2. Select Home > New Skype Meeting.

  3. Complete the meeting request.

Tip: Before you send the meeting request, set options, like who can get into the meeting directly, and who has to wait in the virtual lobby. For more, see Set up a Skype for Business Meeting in Outlook.

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