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Skype for Business

Skype for Business logo.

Skype for Business allows for IM, calling, video calling, and sharing and collaboration between colleagues, and is available to all faculty and staff.

How to access Skype for Business

Windows

If you are using a university-owned PC, Lync 2013 or Skype for Business should be installed on your computer. If it is not, contact your Technical Support Contact. To use Lync 2013 or Skype for Business, launch the program and sign in with your primary CSUN email address and password.

Mac

If you have Lync 2011 installed on your university-owned computer, you can log in using your primary CSUN email address and password.

If you do not have the Lync 2011 chat program installed on your campus computer, contact your Technical Support Contact.

Mobile Device

You can log in to the Skype for Business app for iOS or the Lync 2013 app for Android using your primary CSUN email address and password.

Through Office 365

To access Skype for Business without installing additional programs:

  1. Log in to Webmail with your user ID and password. 
  2. Select your profile photo in the upper-right corner of the screen and make sure you are signed in to IM and that your status is set to Available
    Profile status options.

  3. From Office 365, select the Office 365 Apps icon from the upper, left-hand corner. 
    Office 365 Apps icon.

  4. Select the People icon. 
    People icon.

  5. Search for the person you want to Skype with and select their profile. 
  6. In the IM section of their profile, select the hyperlink for their contact info. In this example, we are using John Doe. 
    Office 365 profile.

  7. If the contact is available for instant messaging, they will appear with a green square by their name. 
  8. To sign out of instant messaging, select your profile photo in the upper, right-hand corner of the screen and select Sign out of IM

Getting Started 

To help you get started, we recommend the following resources:

Discover Skype for Business
Skype for Business - Training Tutorials
Lync 2013 - Up and Running with Lync Online (Lynda.com)

Note: To access Lynda.com resources, you will be prompted to log in with your CSUN user ID and password.