Skype for Business Video Calls
IMPORTANT: UWs Marshfield and Wausau staff, please see the FAQ, "Help! I work at one of UW's two-year campuses and my audio doesn't work during Skype for Business meetings"
Skype for Business is great for asking a quick question or two via the Skype chat box. But did you know that it's also used for video meetings with one or more people?
The easiest way to invite others on- and outside of campus to a Skype for Business meeting (AND make sure your meeting makes it to their busy calendar), is to send a Skype meeting request from your Outlook desktop Calendar
(your Outlook desktop app is your installed version of Outlook).
Tip: Consider including the link to this Skype for Business page in your meeting invite to help address common questions.
Send a Skype Meeting Request
Note: Does creating a New Skype Meeting create an error? Search for, or locate Skype for Business in your Start menu and Sign in.
You must first be logged into Skype for Business to create a New Skype Meeting.
On your Outlook desktop calendar's
Home tab click
New Skype Meeting.
Complete the rest of your meeting request as you normally do your Outlook Meeting invitations.
Your new meeting request includes two links for participants to join your meeting:
A Join Skype Meeting link and a Try Skype Web App link.
We recommend that you delete the "Join Skype Meeting" link and use the "Try Skype Web App" link.
Before sending your Skype for Business meeting invitation, we recommend that you delete the "Join Skype Meeting" link, then edit the "Try Skype Web App" link text to fit your Meeting invitation.
Delete the "Join Skype Meeting" link, then edit the "Try Skype Web App" link text to fit your Meeting invitation.
Why should the "Try Skype Web App" be used?
When a participant clicks the Join Skype Meeting link the installed Skype client is passed the participant's organization account credentials. The participant then accesses the meeting wth the elevated permissions of a presenter. There are times when a participant's credentials are not passed successfully. For example, they may be traveling with their laptop, or another installed application may cause a conflict. In this event, the participant is unable to access the meeting via the Join Skype Meeting link.
The Try Skype Web App link does not require access to the participant's organization account credentials. Instead, the participant enters the meeting as a guest with Attendee access. Once in the meeting, a participant entering as an Attendee can be given Presenter access if needed.