Skype for Business
Skype for Business is an enterprise wide collaboration tool offered under
UBCIT’s Collaboration Suite. For Faculty of Medicine administrative users, it offers web and videoconferencing from your desktop. An initial rollout of Skype for Business is underway as part of the
Next Generation Virtual Collaboration (NextGenVC) project.
Skype for Business offers flexible ways and convenient ways to meet from your desktop via:
- One-on-one meetings and group meetings without scheduling a physical meeting space
- Joining a Faculty of Medicine bridge meeting from your desk
- Hosting a virtual meeting that a non-Skype for Business user can join through their web browser
Learn more about UBC IT’s Collaboration Suite.
How Can I Get Skype for Business?
Skype for Business will initially be rolled out to a group of around 500-1000 Faculty of Medicine administrators using a combination of existing web, video conferencing, and instant messaging tools.
This process is being managed by the NextGen VC Project Team. Users receiving Skype for Business will receive a needs assessment, as well as training and opportunities to provide feedback.
How to Join a Skype for Business Meeting:
When you are invited to a Skype for Business Meeting, your meeting invitation will display the following text:
If you have Skype for Business installed and set-up on your computer, clicking "Join Skype Meeting" will open the application and connect you to the meeting.
If you do not have Skype for Business, clicking "Join Skype Meeting" will direct you to a web page, where you can follow some simple directions to install a necessary plugin:
For best results, participants should use a headset with microphone, videocamera and wired internet connection.
Request Skype for Business:
Other administrators will be provisioned through a request-based system managed by UBCIT. To register your interest in receiving Skype for Business in the future, please email
Where Can I Get Help Using Skype for Business?
Visit the Quick Start Guide to help you get set up quickly and easily.
If you need immediate help with Skype for Business, contact the MedIT Service Desk for immediate assistance:
If you still have questions please
visit the FAQs.