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Set Skype for Business for Windows Options

This article applies to: Skype for Business (Windows)


Whether Skype Starts Automatically

  1. Click the gear icon. The Options dialog box will open.
  2. In the left column, click Personal.
  3. Check Automatically start the app when I log on to Windows.
  4. Click OK.

How Long Before You're "Away"

  1. Click the gear icon. The Options dialog box will open.
  2. In the left column, click Status.
  3. Here you can specify two settings:
    How long before you are shown as Inactive
    and
    How long before you are shown as Away
  4. Click OK.

Who Can See Your "Presence" Status

  1. Click the gear icon. The Options dialog box will open.
  2. In the left column, click Status.
  3. Select the option you prefer:
    I want everyone to be able to see my presence
    or
    I only want people in Contacts to see my presence
  4. Click OK.

Show or Hide Your Picture

This setting only applies if you have set your picture on this screen or set your picture for your Cornell Office 365 account.

  1. Click the gear icon. The Options dialog box will open.
  2. In the left column, click My Picture.
  3. Select the option you prefer (noting the explanatory text below each option):
    Hide my picture
    or
    Show my picture
  4. Click OK.

Select Your Default Audio Device

This setting specifies which audio device will be your default, so it's only important if you have more than one.

  1. Click the gear icon. The Options dialog box will open.
  2. In the left column, click Audio Device.
  3. Use the drop-down list to select your preferred device. You can also adjust the volume and test your devices.
  4. Click OK.

If you do not hear anything when testing your speakers, make sure that your system volume is turned on.

You can change devices before a session by clicking the audio device icon at the bottom left of the Skype for Business window, then selecting the desired device.

Save Instant Messaging Conversations

By default, IM conversations are saved in the Conversation History folder in your Office 365 email folders. To turn off conversation saving:

  1. Click the gear icon. The Options dialog box will open.
  2. In the left column, click Personal.
  3. Remove the check next to Save IM conversations in my email Conversation History folder.
  4. Click OK.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 7:35am

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