Skype for Business

Introduction

Skype for Business is a powerful new set of communication and collaboration tools available to UAA and UAS faculty and staff. Skype for Business integrates UAA's state-of-the-art Cisco Voice-over-IP infrastructure with Microsoft's technology. These tools are extremely useful for on-the-go professionals and provide "telecommuting" services for faculty wishing to hold virtual office hours, teach online, and maintain contact with students.

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

Sign Up for Skype for Business

Skype for Business is available  through the UA Office-365 service.

Getting started with Office365

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

Skype Login CredentialsUA username@alaska.edu

Which Skype should I use?

  • Skype for Business is for connecting with a co-worker or business associate.
  • Skype (free) is for chatting with your grandma or with friends while gaming.

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