Skype for Business is an easy-to-use interface that allows users to communicate through text chat, voice calls, video calls and online meetings.
You can use Skype for Business from nearly any Windows PC or mobile device (Lync on Macs or mobile devices), on campus or anywhere in the world you have Internet access.
KU IT will work closely with your unit leaders and technology support staff to establish plans for your unit’s transition.
If the organization has open federation, you can add users in that organization to your Skype for Business Contacts list by adding their Skype for Business address to your contacts list.
Then, use Skype for Business to chat and make voice and video calls just as you do with KU Skype for Business users.
If you want to hear notifications/rings and answer incoming calls when your computer is asleep or off, you'll need to set up simultaneous ring to ring another phone, such as your cell phone, or set call forwarding to send the call to another phone.
Skype-enabled desk-style phones will still ring when the connected computer is asleep.