Skype for Business

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Skype for Business is a service that enables instant messaging, Skype calls, video conferencing and Skype meetings. Your presence status on Skype for Business is based on your e-calendar or a separately defined status.
The use takes place mainly through the Skype for Business programme that can be installed on PCs, MACs and most smart devices. Windows work stations maintained by the ULapland ICT Services already have Skype for Business.

Skype for Business etiquette in a nutshell

Please use Skype for Business in compliance with the following guidelines:
1. Start the connection with a simple greeting only.
2. Wait for the other person to reply before you continue.
3. If the presence status is red “Do not disturb”, respect it and use e-mail instead or contact the person later.

Please note when using Skype for Business

Never handle confidential information, such as personal data, banking information or trade secrets in your Skype for Business instant messages or Skype for Business meetings.

 

Communication service Lync

Own service Adobe Connect

Name             

Skype for Business

Adobe Connect

Service provider            

Microsoft

University of Lapland

Remote use on ULapland work stations (Windows / Mac)             

Yes

Yes

Remote use on own work stations (Windows / Mac)

Yes

Yes

Remote use on mobile devices

Windows Phone, iOS, Android

No

Online lecture

Yes

Yes

Online meeting

Yes

Yes

Limitations of use

No limitations

No presence status, no instant messaging, requires a separate user name and password

Image quality and sound quality

Good

Good

Session saving option

Yes

Yes

Scope of ICT support

Guidelines and user support

Guidelines, user support and technical support

Skype compatible

Yes

No

Instant messaging service

Yes

No

Presence status

Yes

No

Screen sharing option

Yes

Yes

Handling of confidential data

Forbidden

Forbidden

User groups

Students, personnel

Personnel

 

Guidelines for using Skype for Business can be obtained at: https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Discover-Skype-for-Business-8a3491a3-c095-4718-80cf-cbbe4afe4eba?ui=fi-FI&rs=en-GB&ad=FI&omkt=en-GB