Scheduling Skype for Business Meetings

Did you know that you can schedule Skype for Business meetings right from Outlook or the Outlook Web App?  In Outlook 2016 for Windows, the process is the nearly identical to creating a normal meeting in your Calendar.  Simply go to Calendar, click the New Skype Meeting button, and Outlook will automatically generate a calendar invite for you to send to attendees, pre-populated with a meeting info and a link that both you and the attendees can click to attend the meeting. Best of all, the link works from anywhere - through the full Skype for Business app if available, through a web-app in your browser if not, or through the mobile app on your phone or tablet. 

Even if you're using a device that doesn't have Outlook 2016 installed, you can still create Skype meetings through your browser.  Simply open the Calendar app, click New, and click the Skype Meeting button.  A meeting link will be generated and you can go ahead and fill out the rest of the meeting information as usual. 

Be sure to visit our Knowledge Base section on Skype for Business for more detailed information on learning the basics of Skype, setting up a Skype Meeting, and a step-by-step guide on how to join a meeting using the web app, which could be particularly useful to send to attendees who may be new to Skype. 

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