Skype for Business Online

Microsoft is retiring Skype for Business July 31, 2021, after which it will no longer be accessible or supported.  To prepare for this change, ITS will be upgrading all users to Microsoft Teams by December 17, 2020. 

Connect, communicate and collaborate with the click of a button. It's that simple. Skype for Business Online brings together the different ways you communicate in one easy-to-use tool. This university-wide communications platform allows you to collaborate with colleagues or students in real-time via instant messaging, audio calls, video calls, web conferencing and desktop sharing—making it easy to stay connected at work and on the go.

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Start conversations with instant messages, voice or video calls
  • Share your screen and files to collaborate and edit documents in real-time
  • See who is online and if they are available with real-time presence information
  • Send meeting requests to invitees inside or outside of FSU
  • Conversations are saved to your FSU email account for future reference
  • Web app provides browser-based access to meetings for anyone

No additional requirements

There is no charge for this service.

To have Skype for Business Online installed, most users will need to contact their department’s computer support technician. See below for additional information.

If you have admin access to your computer, follow the instructions below to access this service on your computer:

  1. Uninstall any previous versions of Skype for Business
  2. Sign in to your Office 365 account
    Students: https://outlook.com/my.fsu.edu
    Employees: https://outlook.com/fsu.edu
  3. Use one of the following two install methods:
    • Method One:
      • Click on your name and icon in the top-right corner of the page
      • Select My account
      • On the next page, select My installs
      • Under "Skype for Business", select your Language, Version, and Edition
        NOTE
        -  We recommend 64-bit for Version and Skype for Business Basic. (For Office 2016) for Edition.
    • Method Two:
      • Click the "App Launcher" icon in the top-left corner of the page
      • Select Office 365
      • On the next page select the Install Office drop-down and choose Other install options
      • Under "Skype for Business", select your Language, Version, and Edition
        NOTE
        -  We recommend 64-bit for Version and Skype for Business Basic. (For Office 2016) for Edition.
  4. Follow the steps in the pop-up window
  5. The streaming installation will begin
    NOTE: Do not go offline or restart your computer until the installation is complete

Follow the instructions below to access this service on your mobile device:

No additional information