Skype for Business Support
Skype for Business lets you add up to 250 people to online meetings, gives you enterprise-grade security, allows you to manage employee accounts, and is integrated into your Office apps.
How to Install
Note: Software should only be installed to Drury-owned computers by Drury Technology Services. If you need Skype for Business installed, please contact the Help Desk. Skype for Business is available to all Drury students, faculty, and staff through our Microsoft Office 365 subscription. Skype for Business is now included in the installation of Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016 Pro Plus. Download Microsoft Office here.
Enter your entire Drury email address and click Sign In. You will then be prompted for your password.
Support & Training
- Microsoft has a quick course to get your started here: Skype for Business Training
- There are several Quick Start guides available
- Set up a Skype for Business meeting in Outlook
- Join a Skype for Business Meeting
- Use PowerPoint to share a video in a S4B Meeting
S4B Client Highlights
Switches Views - Switches between the Gallery View (all participants with the five most active on top) and Speaker View (active speaker is highlighted).
Go Full Screen - Enlarges the meeting to consume the full screen; press ESC to get out.
Opens Participant List - Opens the list of participants on the left. Right clicking on participants will allow you to perform various actions.
More Options - Presents you with additional options like Recording.
Opens Chat - Opens a text chat window on the left.
- You need a microphone and speakers to participate in a S4B call or meeting. (Skype for Business Broadcasting, expected early 2016, will allow us to attend meetings with just a speaker.) A webcam is needed to video chat.
- Be sure your speakers are in front of your microphone or webcam. This will cut down any chance for feedback or echo for all participants.
- Come early! Join your meetings early to give yourself time to troubleshoot.
- Use a wired connection whenever you can.
- Find a quiet, well-lit place for your calls.
- Practice. Find another S4B user nearby and get used to the client. It is fun and easy to use, but a little practice will make you comfortable before the big meeting.
- Stick with large fonts and simple backgrounds for PowerPoint presentations.
- Avoid presenting in the lower-right corner - that's where the audience may see their own camera in Picture-in-Picture views.