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Join an Online Meeting (Skype for Business for Windows)

A Skype meeting is a scheduled Skype audio call (to which video can be added if desired). To join, click the link in the meeting invitation you received, open the meeting on your calendar, or join through the Skype for Business client.

This article applies to: Skype for Business (Windows)


There are several ways to join a Skype Meeting.

  • Join through the Skype for Business client.

Click the meetings view icon. The events from your Office 365 calendar will be displayed. Skype meetings are shown in blue. Right-click the meeting, then click Join.

  • Click the link in the meeting invitation you received.
  • Open the meeting on your calendar (in Outlook or Outlook on the Web), then click the link.

Clicking the link will take you to the Skype for Business Web App.

If you do NOT have a Cornell Office 365 account

When the time for the meeting arrives, click the link in the invitation you received. The Skype for Business Web App Sign In page will open in your browser.

Enter your name under Guest, type your name below, then click Join the meeting. You may be asked to download and install a browser plug-in.

It is possible to join a meeting without installing the web app plug-in, but we strongly recommend that you install it. Without it, the meeting experience is stripped down to a minimum: no video in or out, and you won't be able to send audio.

If you have never joined a meeting through the web app before, sign in early. Downloading and installing the web app plugin can take several minutes.

If the web app has been updated since the last time you signed in, installing the updated version may take a few minutes.

The Skype for Business Web App will open, with controls similar to those available in a Skype voice call.

If you DO have a Cornell Office 365 account

When the time for the meeting arrives, click the link in the invitation you received. The Skype for Business Web App Sign In page will open in your browser.

Click Sign in if you are an Office 365 user.

On the Sign in page (solid red on the left side), enter your NetID@cornell.edu address in the first field, then tab out of the field or click in the second field. You'll see a note "We're taking you to your organization's sign-in page," then you'll see the Cornell University Federated Login page.

Sign in using your NetID@cornell.edu address and password.

The Skype for Business Web App will open, with controls similar to those available in a Skype voice call.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 7:31am

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