Skype for Business


Skype for Business (formerly Lync) is a video collaboration app available to the UTSA community that solves a variety of distance co
mmunication needs through its videoconferencing, recording, and sharing capabilities. Skype can be used on or off campus to host voice calls or video meetings and record lectures or presentations. Users can share desktops, programs, and files within a conversation as well as write directly on the built-in Whiteboard with ease. For a full explanation of Skype and comprehensive instructions on getting started, customizing settings, recording, meeting, and more explore the Skype for Business Tutorial.

Please note: The Skype feature for calls to phone numbers is not activated for UTSA at this time.                        


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Skype for Business FAQs

Q: Why do I have to upgrade to Microsoft 2O13?
A: For Windows users, Skype is incorporated into the Microsoft Office 2013 installation. While Microsoft Office 2010 will continue to be supported and will work in a mixed environment with Microsoft Office 2013, we recommend that you upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013 when you are ready to do so. Office 2013 can be downloaded from Office 365.
Q: What version of Windows do I need?
A: Skype is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Users of Windows XP or Vista will need to upgrade to a newer version of Windows to install Microsoft Office 2013.
Q: Is Microsoft Office 2013 available for Mac OS X?
A: The most current available version of Microsoft Office for Mac OS X is Microsoft Office 2011. However, Skype is unavailable at this time. Lync for Mac 2011 is a standalone installation option that is not included in the Microsoft Office 2011 suite. Due to limitations of Lync 2011, Mac users will be unable to record.

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