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Skype for Business Configuration Instructions

Skype for Business is a communication platform that will replace the Sametime feature of Lotus Notes. Skype for Business offers the same instant messaging capabilities as Sametime; however, it also adds better collaboration tools, such as video-conferencing and screen-sharing. 

Below are instructions on how to set up and configure Skype for Business on Windows, or it's equivalent on Mac, named Lync. Microsoft plans to release a version of Skype for Business on Mac later this year.

Please note: You may not be able to log into Skype for Business or Lync for Mac until your AU license has been enabled. 


How to log into Skype for Business on Windows

  1. Open the Skype for Business 2016 program from your Start Menu (if have not yet installed Microsoft Office 2016, instructions on how to do so can be found here).
  2. Log in with your AU email address in the format and your myAU portal password. You can also choose whether to let Skype sign you in automatically going forward.
  3. You should now be logged into Skype. Check out our Quick Reference guide page for further instructions on how to use Skype.

How to install and configure Microsoft Lync on Mac

Check out our online guide on how to install and configure Microsoft Lync for Mac. The guide can be found here.


Please contact the IT Help Desk to share any questions or concerns.