Skype for Business is part of your Microsoft Office 365 package. Similar to Hangouts, you can use Skype for Business to schedule online meetings, make video calls and share your screen for presentation purposes. However, Skype for Business is a bit more robust with its capabilities.

1.

Login to https://portal.office.com/ with New School email and password

Note: If you have created an email alias for your New School account, you must use the email alias to log into the Office 365 Portal.

2.

On the Microsoft Office 365 home screen, click on “Other Installs” in the top right corner of the grid

Skype for Business Office 365

3.

Once on the Software page, click on “Skype for Business” in the left column navigation

Skype for Business Navigation

4.

Click install

For Mac users make sure you are installing the “Skype for Business”, not “Lync for Mac 2011.”

Mac users must upgrade to Mac OS X 10.11 or above to use this version of Skype for Business.

Install Skype for Business

5.

Click the setup file at the bottom of the screen

6.

Say “Yes” or “Run” to start installing

You must stay online while Office is installing.

Download Skype for Business

7.

Once completed, open the Skype for Business application on your computer

8.

Login with your New School email and password