Screen Sharing with Skype for Business

Did you know that you can show your entire desktop (or just a program) to anyone in a Skype for Business meeting, call, or instant messaging conversation? This is a great tool for those times when you need to show someone all or some of your computer screen, remotely. You can even choose to give them control of your mouse and keyboard temporarily (don’t worry, you can always take back control at any time).

To try it out in a Skype conversation, simply click the circular screen icon (shown below) at the bottom of your Skype window and choose whether to share your entire screen, a particular program, or a PowerPoint presentation.

Screen sharing icon:

You can learn more and see step-by-step guides on the different screen-sharing options at Microsoft’s support page on the topic.

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