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Install and Configure Skype for Business

Step-by-Step

Download Skype for Business

Windows users with Microsoft Office 2016 installed should already have Skype for Business 2016 installed.

If you have a Windows computer and a different version of Microsoft Office installed (and can't upgrade) or have a Macintosh computer, download the version you need from the links below.

Download the appropriate installer from the list below (Lync is the name of Skype in older versions of the product):

Install and Configure Skype for Business

Windows Users

  1. Double click the Lync installation file you downloaded. Lync should configure itself automatically on a Windows computer.
  2. Once Lync in installed, log in with a user name which is the same as your full email address (e.g. [email protected])

Macintosh Users prior to Mac OS X 10.9

  1. Double click the Lync installation file you downloaded.
  2. Once the installation is complete,download and install the Lync updater.
  3. Once the updater installation is complete, start Lync. Enter your fill email address in both the Email Address and User ID fields (e.g. [email protected]).
  4. Leave the Sign in field set to Automatic.
  5. Click Advanced, which appears at the bottom of the Lync window.
  6. In the window that appears, enter sipdir.online.lync.com:443 in both the Internal Server Name and External Server Name fields.
  7. Click OK then sign in to Lync.
Topic: 
Email, Communication and Collaboration
Subtopic: 
Room-Based Videoconferencing
Last updated: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016

If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

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