Using the Skype for Business for Windows Presentation Tools

When using the presentation functionality, Skype for Business provides you with many options to be able to conduct sharing sessions effectively.

Presentation Tools

After launching a message window, select the Present (  ) icon. The Presentation Tools menu displays.


From the Presentation Tools menu, you can select how you want to share information.

Select one of the following options to begin a presentation and to share information.

Using the Whiteboard

Using the Whiteboard functionality within Skype for Business is simple and effective. The Whiteboard provides the ability for all participants to interact with communication tools to brainstorm ideas or work through concepts.


On the right side of the Whiteboard, you can select which tool you want to use on the Whiteboard. Select from one of the following options.

Use these tools in conjunction with the Whiteboard to make the best use of Skype for Business and its resources.

Creating a Poll

During your sharing session, you may want to create a poll to gain a response from your participants. Skype for Business provides the option to create a poll. Select Present > More…> Poll. A screen similar to the following appears.


Enter a name for the poll, the question, and the poll choices. When you have finished entering these items, select the Create button. The poll is placed into the Skype for Business presentation area.


You can configure whether or not to allow participants to see the poll results, close the poll, and other actions, by selecting the Poll Actions menu.

Using the Q & A Feature

The Q & A feature provides the ability to perform a formal question and answer segment within your Skype for Business meeting/message. This feature is particularly useful when you have 3 or more message/meeting attendees and you want to be able to take and answer questions that have arisen from your presentation.

To access the Q & A feature, navigate to Present > More…> Q & A. A screen similar to the following displays.


The Q & A feature provides the ability to pick and choose which questions you will answer. All attendees can ask a question, but the other attendees will only see the question when you have entered an answer to that question.

You can end the Q & A session by selecting the Stop Q & A button.

Use the presentation features within Skype for Business as is appropriate for your needs.

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