Audio Video Services

Audio Video Support

Audio Video Services

Skype for Business

Microsoft Skype for Business is software to facilitate instant messaging and video calls and is compatible with Microsoft Office, SharePoint, and Microsoft Exchange. Features included in Skype for Business are:

  • Presence states panel with enhanced privacy settings, status settings set manually or automatically through Outlook calendar and custom access levels for specific contacts.
  • See Presence information for your contacts in Outlook, Share Point and other Office applications.
  • Updated user interface featuring easy to find and common functions such as visual voicemail, contact list and active conversation list on a dashboard
  • Communicate, send and share information directly from Office applications including Word, PowerPoint and Excel with “Save & Send” to IM, Web, SharePoint and more.
  • Upgraded conferencing features with desktop and application sharing, PowerPoint uploads and whiteboard capabilities. Schedule and join meetings with a single click in Outlook or in the meeting reminder.
  • Enhanced tools for conference organizers.
  • Conversation history tab helps tracks phone calls and IM’s for quick reference and keeping track of conversations with participants.
  • Easily book meetings through Microsoft Outlook.

Skype for Business Download

Windows installations and Mac installations are different please read the following instructions. Where you get the download depends on your UF affiliation for Windows users due to licensing restrictions.

For Windows Users:

The Skype for Business download access link requires GatorLink authentication and is intended for use by faculty, staff, employees, and students as allowed by the Microsoft licensing agreement.

Skype for Business software download link: http://www.it.ufl.edu/gatorcloud/free-software-downloads-office-365-proplus/get-o365-proplus/

For Mac users:

Mac users must download Skype for Business software from this site: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54108

(Note that to use audio, all users will need a microphone and speakers for their computer. To use video, they will need a web camera.)

(source: https://info.mail.ufl.edu/real-time-communications/about-skype4business/)

For assistance on Center, please contact Jen Dawson at jdawson@ufl.edu or 863-956-5890