Video Conferencing

Skype for Business

Microsoft Skype for Business is a real-time communications environment offering instant messaging, audio-video, screen sharing, and web conferencing capabilities. It can be accessed through a browser-based Web App, or through installed clients on computers, smartphones, and tablets.

The Skype for Business client software is available for Windows and Mac which can be requested for installation or downloaded following the directions on this page.

Should you have any questions on Skype for Business, please refer to the documentation within this site, or contact the IT Help Desk at or 708-524-6888.

When is Skype for Business recommended?

Microsoft Lync is a powerful application with many uses. For video conferencing, the following systems are recommended based on use requirements.

  • Microsoft Skype for Business - video conferencing with five or less active video participants
  • LifeSize - video conferencing with more than five active video participants
  • Adobe Connect - recommended for all instructional classroom use

Connect with Skype for Business

Ready to use Skype for Business? Select your device... 

(Please note, Skype for Business is already installed on all DU owned desktops and laptops)

Mac Client - Install and configure Skype for Business on Mac
Windows and Mobile Client - Install and configure Skype for Business
Web App - Join a meeting using your browser (Recommended for Non-DU accounts)