Skype for Business is a powerful set of communication and collaboration tools available to UA faculty, students, and staff. Skype for Business integrates UAA’s state-of-the-art Cisco Voice-over-IP infrastructure with Microsoft’s Skype for Business technology. These tools are useful for on-the-go managers and administrators and provide “telecommuting” services for faculty wishing to hold virtual office hours, teach online and maintain contact with their students.

  • Instant Messaging
  • Audio/Video meetings
  • Content/Application sharing

Sign Up for Skype for Business

UA Students are also enabled for Skype for Business through the Office-365 service. (Getting started with Office-365)

Skype enabled meeting room

Skype is typically considered a personal online meeting tool; however, it can also be used to accommodate room based settings.

FSM-201 is currently setup to support audio and video Skype calls. Additional rooms will be equipped to support Skype meetings over the course of the summer.

Training Resources


Which Skype should I use?

Skype for Business is for connecting with a co-worker or business associate.

Skype (free) is for connecting with your grandma, or chatting with friends while gaming.