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.


Login to 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.


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


Select "Other install options"


Select "View apps & devices"


Click Install Skype

This will start downloading the Skype for business app.


Once downloaded, open the Skype for Business Installer from your downloads folder

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.


Follow the on screen instructions to install the application


Once installed, open the application and log in with your New School email address and password