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Text, Talk or Video Conference with Skype for Business

Skype for Business users have been upgraded to Teams Voice as of November, 2020. Click here for help with Teams Voice.


Skype for Business is similar to Microsoft's Skype consumer product. You can easily communicate with others via text, voice or video.

Sign in to Skype for Business

All students, faculty and staff can sign-in to Skype for Business using their and universal password.

  • Some clients will prompt you to enter your email first. Always enter even if your preferred email address is
  • When prompted for a username, always enter your
  • If you are not able to sign in using your and your WWU unuversity password, please contact the ATUS Help Desk for assistance. 

Get the Skype for Business Client

  • The Skype for Business desktop client is included with Office 2016 for Windows and MacOS.
    • Students, faculty and staff can download and install Microsoft Office from Office 365, but for university-owned computers contact the ATUS Help Desk or your department's IT support staff to see if they have a preferred method for distributing Office in your area.
  • The free Skype for Business app is also available for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. Go to the app store for your device and search for "Skype for Business"

Get an overview of Skype for Business features

View Microsoft's Skype for Business Quick Start Guide for the following information:

  • Meetings
  • Audio Setup and Making Calls
  • Contacts, Presence and IM
  • Sharing and Collaboration
  • Video

Schedule or Join a Skype for Business Online Meeting

Anyone can join a Skype for Business Online Meeting. Even those who are not part of the WWU community can join a meeting as a guest as long as they click the link to the meeting in the initiation email they received from the meeting organizer. If the guest does not have the Skype for Business client, they can join the meeting using a Web browser. 

Review our detailed instructions for scheduling or joining an online meeting.

Manage Your Presence and Status in Skype for Business

Presence is an availability indicator that is displayed in Skype for Business, Outlook and Office 365. This indicator shows when you are available for a Skype call or chat. 

Review our detailed instructions for managing your presence.