Skype for Business

Skype for Business (sometimes known as Microsoft Lync, and not to be confused with the commercial version of Skype) is a feature-rich instant messaging and video chat client that is available to faculty and staff at no extra cost as part of our Office 365 service.  Skype for Business features instant messaging, voice or video calling, online meetings with video conferencing for up to six concurrent users1, screen sharing, whiteboard, and more.

Skype for Business is available for Windows, Mac, and most mobile devices.  If you are on the road and away from your desktop computer, you can still use a basic version of Skype for Business that is built into the Outlook Web App (OWA) of your Office 365 email account!

For additional information about Skype for Business, as well as other Office 365 products, please see

As always, if you have additional questions or need help with Skype for Business, please don't hesitate to contact the help desk at (UT EID login required).

Written by CNS OIT staff
Questions or comments? The best and easiest way to contact us is via the CNS Help Desk form.


1 Available when a camera and microphone are connected to your computer or device.


See also: General, Software