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Skype for Business (Windows)

Instant messaging, webconferencing, and desktop sharing
Microsoft is retiring Skype for Business July 31, 2021. Its replacement is Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Skype for Business is a unified communications tool for Cornell faculty, staff, and students. It provides

  • instant messaging
  • presence (a combination of your availability and willingness to communicate; helps users approach their colleagues at the right time and through the right form of communication)
  • voice calls (voice over IP)
  • video calls
  • online meetings
  • presenting files (for example, Powerpoint)
  • whiteboard collaboration
  • sharing view of your screen, with optional sharing of control over mouse and keyboard.

Skype is available with Microsoft Office 2016 and 2019 for Windows.

Skype for Business was formerly known as Lync.

Service Details

Regulated Data:

See the Regulated Data Chart for Cornell policy considerations for this service.

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