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Configure and Use Skype for Macintosh


Do not use Skype to call emergency services. Unlike an ordinary telephone, Skype cannot automatically provide your location information to services such as 911.

Installing Skype for Business

Follow the steps below to install Skype for Business on your Mac running Mac OS X 10.11 or higher. All earlier versions of Skype or Lync must be uninstalled from your computer before installing this version.

If you need to user an earlier version of Skype due to the version of Mac OS X you are running, see Install and Configure Skype for Business.

  1. Log into with your NetID and password.
  2. Click Office 365 found in the upper left corner of the window.
  3. Click Other installs found under the Office install button in the upper right corner of the window.
  4. Click Skype for Business in the left column.
  5. Click Install. Answer the questions as they appear to complete the installation of the software.

Configuring Skype

  1. Start Skype for Business.
  2. In the Use the sign-in address for your organization field, enter your full Dartmouth email address (e.g. [email protected]).
  3. In the box above the Remember my password line, enter the password for your Dartmouth account.
  4. In the Skype for Business online users field, enter your NetID followed by "" (e.g. [email protected])
  5. Click Sign-in.


Using Skype with a Macintosh

In order to Skype with someone at Dartmouth, in the Search for Someone box at the top of the Skype window, enter their full Dartmouth name (e.g. john a. doe). When their name appears in the list, click their name, then select the method in which you want to contact them - Instant Message, Call, Video Call.

Skype's user guide provides detailed information on how to use the product.


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Last updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017

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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