Skype for Business

Missouri State faculty, staff, and students can now connect using Skype for Business for instant messaging, video meetings, and screen sharing. Skype for Business is available on Mac and PC, as well as mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.

While Skype for Business is available on both Mac and PC, the programs are different, and Mac users will have fewer features than PC users. For more information on the differences between the two programs, see Microsoft’s comparison table

To use Skype for Business, users must first download and install the program from the Office 365 portal.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to Install Skype for Business on a Personal Computer

The instructions below are for installing Skype for Business on a personal laptop or desktop computer running Windows or macOS.

  1. Login to the Office 365 portal.
  2. Under the Install Office apps drop-down menu, select Other install options
    Image showing list of office apps to choose from
  3. Skype for Business is located in the left menu of the Apps & Devices page. Click the Skype for Business link.
  4. The program will recognize what type of operating system you have (Mac or Windows) and show the appropriate download option. Click Install to download the Skype for Business installer. 
    skype for business download page
  5. Open the file once it downloads and follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. You will log in to Skype for Business the same way you log in to Office 365: or and your BearPass Password.
    image showing skype login page

Installing Skype for Business on a Mobile Device

To install Skype for Business on a smart phone or tablet, simply open your device’s application store (App Store on iOS, Google Play Store on Android, Windows App Store on Windows) and search for “Skype for Business.” This is different from personal Skype, so look for the app icon with a blue “S” on a while background to make sure you’re downloading Skype for Business. 

Skype logo 

How-to Guides for Using Skype for Business

Skype for Business Quick Start Guides can be found on the Office Training website

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