Using Skype for Business Browser Plugin

Skype for Business is in internal communication tool from Microsoft. Skype for Business is designed to allow you to communicate one-on-one with other members of your organization, or to host meetings and collaboration sessions with multiple contacts.

Skype for Business is not the same as Skype. Skype for Business contacts must be people within your business or organization. Regular Skype users cannot be added as contacts to Skype for Business. If you wish to meet or collaborate with a non-Skype for Business user, you will need to download and use the regular version of Skype. However, non-Skype for Business users can attend Skype for Business meetings, via an Internet browser plugin, when sent the appropriate meeting link.

Skype for Business Browser Plugin for Non-network Users

Non-Skype for Business users, or users outside your Skype for Business network, can participate in Skype for Business meetings by utilizing the browser plug in to conduct the meeting.

  1. To begin, select the Skype for Business meeting hyperlink in your meeting invite.
  2. Your default browser launches and displays the Lync Web App. Skype for Business was formerly called Lync 2013 and is still branded as such in this instance.
  3. Enter your name in the Guest field. You may enter your first or full name.
  4. Next, select the Join the meeting option, located in the center of the screen. The Lync Web App displays.

You can now participate in the Skype for Business meeting session.

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