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Skype for Business Tips - Joining a scheduled Skype for Bus. meeting

August 31, 2015

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With Skype for Business, users have a single interface to keep track of their contacts’ availability, send IMs, start or join audio, video, or web conferences or make phone calls.

Joining a scheduled Skype for Business Meeting 

Most of the time, joining a Skype for Business meeting is as simple as clicking the meeting link. And you can join from anywhere, such as an airport, a coffee shop, your hotel, or your mobile device when you’re on the road, whether you’re connected to your corporate network or not.

Scenario 1: Joining a Skype for Business meeting from Outlook

To join a Skype for Business meeting from an Outlook meeting request, click Join Skype Meeting.


From the meeting reminder, click Join Online.

TIP: You can also join a meeting by right-clicking the meeting in the Calendar, and then clicking Join Skype Meeting.

Scenario 2: Joining a meeting from Skype for Business

From the Skype for Business main window, you can join a Skype for Business meeting right from the Meetings tab, if the meeting was set up by an organizer inside your company.

  1. To do this, click the Meetings tab in the Skype for Business main window.
  2. Right-click a Skype for Business meeting to join, and then click Join.

Scenario 3: Joining a Skype for Business meeting using a non-work computer

Use Skype for Business Web App to join a Skype for Business meeting from your browser if you do not have Skype for Business installed.

  1. Connect an audio device to your computer. If you do not have an audio device, you can dial in with a phone to connect to the audio portion of the meeting.
  2. Click the Join Skype Meeting link in the Outlook invitation.
  3. Type your name in the text box, and make sure that the option to install the Skype for Web app plug-in is selected.
  4. Click Join Meeting.
  5. When prompted to run or save the plug-in file, click Run.

Scenario 4: Joining a Skype for Business meeting using a mobile phone

  1. Dial the conference dial-in number listed in the meeting invitation.

  2. When prompted, enter the Conference ID.


  • Upon joining a meeting, each attendee is muted by default.
  • If you are joining the meeting from your work computer or Enterprise Voice-enabled work phone, you don’t have to enter a PIN or passcode. If you are joining with a mobile phone that isn’t configured with your account, you may be asked for a PIN and work number/extension. You can find this information in the invitation link.

Starting an unplanned meeting

Start an impromptu meeting to discuss a subject that needs immediate attention.

  1. Select your Skype for Business contacts by holding down the CTRL key as you click each name in your Contact list.
  2. Right-click any of the selected names, and then click Start a Conference Call or if you prefer video Start a Video Call.

TIP: To add more contacts to the call, just drag them from the Contacts list to the group conversation window.

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