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Are there any Skype for Business information sheets or videos available?

Skype for Business* is available to all staff to make Skype to Skype calls*, Instant Messaging (IM) and video conferencing. (Difference between Skype and Skype for Business)


Overview of Skype for Business video

Microsoft How to Create a Skype for Business Meeting

How to Join a Skype meeting


PDF Information leaflets are available to download below

Login with your Sussex eg followed by your password

Information sheets to download

  1. Audio setup and Making calls - Call 2 or more people
  2. Contacts, presence and Instant Messaging - chat with 2 or more people, share files

  3. Meetings - schedule meetings using Outlook, share your screen/presentation, join a meeting

  4. Using Dial-in-Conferencing - allows audio dial in only via a phone

  5. Using your mobile device - download the app, use chat and meetings

  6. Video - use via a phone, from a meeting or IM chat session

  7. Collaboration - share your desktop.application and share control


When using the online version of Outlook with Office 365 you might see the Skype icon on the top right when you are in Calendar. This can be useful to check the presence of a colleague or for one to one chat. 

  1. Login to Office 365 via
  2. Open Outlook online and
  3. Use the Skype button on the top right


For information on how to install Skype for Business on your own equipment see our Skype Installation guide 

* For a majority of staff Skype calls limited to University contacts

See Also 2907 How can I see an old Skype Chat?


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Created by Sam Elmer on 16 March 2020 and last updated by Alexander Butler on 26 March 2020