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Golden Rules

•  Use Skype regularly to include those at remote locations

•  Test all equipment in advance

• If you opt to silence all participants, do so at the onset of a meeting

• Participants should be able to see and be seen, at least when they're speaking

• Start with introductions

• Avoid side conversations and multitasking

• Avoid interruptions from cell phones and other devices

• Mute microphones from remote participants 

• Be prompt

• Stay focused



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Skype for Business (SfB)



What is Skype for Business 2015 (SfB)? 

Skype for Business  is also  referred to as SfB or Lync. It allows you to make  audio and video calls and participate or organize  web conferences so that remote users can participate and view documents as you present. 

How is Skype for Business different from Skype?

SfB allows you to interact with larger groups, is a safer platform,  and is integrated into Office products.

Who can use it?

What do I need to use it?

All you need is a camera, your  computer’s speakers and microphone. If you need a camera, create a request for it from IT via HelpSpot.

Can I use it on a device or phone?

Yes, refer to the SfB Mobile Devices within this guide.


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