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Instant Messaging (Skype for Business)

Also known as
Also known as: 
  • Lync

Skype for Business - formerly known as Microsoft Lync -  is used for communicating with your colleagues at WCM. Skype allows you to communicate with fellow employees via chat sessions. When on Wi-Fi, you can send messages, make calls, and share documents through your mobile device without using your cellular phone data.

In addition to a desktop client for both Windows and Mac, iOS and Android users can download the Skype for Business mobile app for their respective mobile devices. This allows you to access your Skype account on the go and perform many of the same functions on your desktop client.

Key Features

  • Chat with multiple users simultaneously
  • Video conference with up to 20 people*
  • Add a conference bridge to any meeting in Outlook for up to 20 people with one click
  • Share your desktop

*Skype conferences have a capacity of 20 sessions, meaning if a user is participating in a conference via web and their phone, he/she is using two different sessions simultaneously.


What's Included

With the Skype desktop client, you can:

  • Chat with one or several colleagues via instant messaging
  • Host or join virtual meetings
  • Share your desktop with another user
  • Update your status so other users can see if you are available
  • Save conversations for future reference

With the Skype mobile app, you can:

  • Chat with a colleague via instant messaging
  • Make video calls

Cost and Fees

Chat, screen sharing, online meetings

  • Available at no additional cost to WCM faculty, staff, and students



Use this service

This service should be enabled by default for all users. If you have issues accessing Skype on your computer, contact the Service Desk.

The Skype for Business app can be downloaded to your mobile device from the iTunes store or Google Play.

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