Ohio University

Skype for Business

Skype for Business is a Microsoft Office 365 communication tool for video chat, instant messaging, and hosting or attending online meetings.


  • Desktop sharing
  • Online meeting participants can be internal or external to the university
  • Integrates with Outlook for creating meetings and showing whether your contacts are online and available
  • Encrypted video and audio streams with recording capability
  • Mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows devices
  • Skype for Business feature demo (video)

Best uses

  • Quick collaboration via instant messaging & video chat
  • Online presentations & desktop sharing
  • Meetings between individuals in multiple locations


  • All current employees. Student employees can be added by request. 

How to request