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Computing and Communications Services

Skype for Business

Microsoft Skype for Business (SFB) is a unified communications platform providing real-time communications and collaboration. It seamlessly integrates with Outlook e-mail and calendars and offers numerous features including instant messaging (IM), presence, contact management, web conferencing, desktop sharing and collaboration, and Persistent Chat - all through a consistent, familiar interface.

SFB is available at no charge to all campus employees with a valid CSU Chico Exchange email account(opens in new window). SFB accounts are automatically enabled when a user's Exchange email account is created. Following installation of the proper Skype for Business client, users can begin communicating and collaborating with other SFB users.

Getting Started

From the navigation menu in the Software Center(opens in new window), open the Application Catalog and download and install the Skype for business client. Follow the Additional Documentation link to find quick reference guides for the various features. Check other menu items for answers to frequently asked questions and other useful information. Refer to the Help file in the SFB client for information as well. If you need additional information or further support, contact ITSS via email ( or by calling 530-898-HELP(4357).