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Skype Basics


Skype for Business Basics

Logging into Skype for the first time

1. Click on the Start Menu >  All Programs > Microsoft Office 2016 > Skype for Business

2. Enter your full email address

3. Click Sign In

This process only needs to be completed the first time you use Skype. After the initial setup, Skype will automatically start when you log into your computer.


Creating Groups

Create groups to help you organize your Contacts. Create as many groups as you need for college, department, project team, students, family or friends.

1. Click the icon in the upper right of a person next to a plus (+) sign
2. Select Create a New Group. A New Group heading appears at the bottom of the window
3. Type a name for the group and press Enter/Return on the keyboard


Adding Contacts

1. Type a name (or email address) in the Search field. The person’s contact information appears in the area below the Search field

2. Right-click the name of the person you want to add as a Contact
3. From the menu that appears, select Add to Contacts List
4. Select the desired Contact group


Send an instant message (IM)

1. Locate the person you want to send an IM to, either through search or your Contacts list

2. Double-click on their contact listing, or right-click their listing and click Send an IM

3. Type your message in the text field at bottom of the window

4. Press Enter/Return on the keyboard to send the message

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