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Collaborating with Skype for Business

Skype for Business

Skype for Business allows you to chat, audio- and video-conference, and screen share with AU faculty, staff, and students using your AU Office 365 account. You can log into Skype for Business on your PC, Mac, or on a mobile device. See the instructions below on how to log into Skype for Business, and check out the Office of Information Technology's video about how you can collaborate with your team.

Collaborate with Skype for Business

Learn how to use Skype for Business to effectively collaborate with your team.

Access Methods

Using Mac Client
Using Mobile Device
Using Windows Client

Follow the steps below to access Skype for Business on your Mac.

  1. Download and install the Skype for Business for Mac client.
  2. Once installed, open Skype for Business from your Applications. 
  3. Log in using your AU e-mail in the format, your AU password, and your username.

Skype for Business is available as an App, on both iOS and Android devices, allowing you chat and join meetings on the go, whenever you have an Internet connection.

  1. Search for Skype for Business via the App Store for your device.
  2. Install the App.
  3. When prompted for an email address and password during the installation, use your AU email address (in the format of and password.
  1. Open Skype for Business from your Start menu. If you do not have Skype for Business installed, follow our instructions on how to install Microsoft Office.
  2. Log in with your AU e-mail address in the format and your myAU password. You can also choose whether to let Skype sign you in automatically, going forward.
  3. You should now be logged in to Skype for Business.

If you have the OneDrive for Business client installed, you can access your OneDrive files on your hard drive. Your files then synchronize to the Office 365 in the cloud, once you are connected to the Internet.

  • On Windows, you can access and edit your OneDrive folders and files through Computer.
  • You should see a OneDrive - section, where your folders and files are located. 
  • You may need to sign in to OneDrive for Business using your AU email address and password, if this is the first time you are using it. 
  • Once you sign in, your folders and files from OneDrive in Office 365 will be synchronized to your computer, and vice versa.
  • You can also configure existing folders on your computer to be synchronized to OneDrive.