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Skype for Business, Features within the Outlook Web App

On this page you can find University-specific documentation about how to use Skype for Business within the Outlook Web App interface available at at

Instant messaging – currently enabled

When you log in to Skype for Business' instant messaging features will be available to you as well.

  • The first time you log in to, you will be logged in to Skype for Business instant messaging immediately.
  • To sign in, sign out or change your status, click your display name or name initials/picture in the upper right corner and choose from the list of options there.
  • remembers your status from one session to another. Choosing "sign out" will keep you signed out even across new Exchange web logins unless you choose to sign in again.
  • To access your Skype for Business contact list click the "People" icon in the left hand section below the list of your exchange mailbox folders. Or click on the Skype Icon in the upper right and a drop down will appear where you can search for a contact. To message them click on their name after searching and a chat box will appear at the bottom of your browser window.

Voice and video communication – not yet

While the main Skype for Business clients offer voice and video communication, that feature is not available in the interfaces.

Keywords:Lync, Outlook, owa, webmail, im, instant messaging, exchange, presence, email, contacts, Skype for Business   Doc ID:49524
Owner:Lync M.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-03-25 10:55 CDTUpdated:2020-07-28 13:45 CDT
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