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Skype is for doing things together, whenever you’re apart. Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.

With Skype, you can share a story, celebrate a birthday, learn a language, hold a meeting, work with colleagues – just about anything you need to do together every day. You can use Skype on whatever works best for you - on your phone or computer or a TV with Skype on it. It is free to start using Skype - to speak, see and instant message other people on Skype for example.

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Working on transitioning our employees to be remote workers.  We want to have a virtualized office experience where we see and hear each other.  I tried that with Skype with on user and the video was awesome and sound was great...then after 10 minutes it crashed her computer.  So much for Skype.  Then we tried FaceTime using our phones, but the image was super grain-ey and blur-ey and sound was in and out.  

What suggestions do you guys have?  We would like good video and audio and have it done in a way that doesn't impact our workstations or tie up our office phones.

I had looked into this:

http://www.doublerobotics.com/double2.html

It's a little pricey and I don't think we need the robot maneuverability.

Anyway, I wonder about the bandwidth issue, or will that become an issue?  I am not sure what crashed her, but I assume Skype was hogging the internet bandwidth while she was VPN connected on her laptop and that somehow mucked the OS?
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I have Skype for Business. I want to use it to record calls. When I follow the instructions as per Microsoft I don't have a "Start Recording" option as per their article. I have tried different settings and it's still not available. Any suggestions? Thanks
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I have deployed an on-premise Skype for Business server in several steps. First, I got our in-house Skype working with IM, screen sharing, and phone calls both inside and outside. Then I set up federation so we can Skype with users on our clients' networks. The client is using Office 365 Skype so I moved our on-premise users to Office 365 so we can communicate with the 365 users. Here is where the problem comes in: when I move our users to 365 they lose the ability to make outgoing calls from Skype's dial pad. We can still IM, video chat, and call the other Skype users from their Skype contacts, but can't call our own cell phones for example. We have our own PBX that we want to continue to use for making calls, but we want to integrate it back into Skype so it works like it did on-premise. Do I need a license for Phone System to do this? Is there another way to get Skype to work with the other domain besides moving users to online? I spent a couple hours on the phone with Microsoft the other day and even they don't know what licenses i need.
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when I call Santander bank using skype
"welcome to skytel system"

but I can call using a cell phone

Please explain why you think I am blocked
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Is there a way to set Skype, when on auto start-up, to start minimised.
To the System tray rather than having to be minimised at splash.
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My boss can project his to us screen/desktop via Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business 2015, but we cannot do the same thing. There is no option in our Lync to project our screen. We all have the same rights as far as we can tell. The same Services are activated, etc.

We do not believe the issue is with the PC. For example, my boss can screen project from his box, and when we sign in to the same box, we cannot screen project. We all have the same rights, but I am double checking this.
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Hi All

We have previously had an on premise deployment of Skype for Business 2015 server, with Office 2016 deployed to our clienjts.  All, in general worked well, apart froma lot of configuration required for External access etc.

Now we have configured and begun using Office 365, and so have tested witha couple of users moving to Skype for Business Online.  I have AAD working and Im syncing all of the MS-RTC setting in the synchronization tool.  I ahve allocated licenses within Office 365 to a couple of users and one is working fine with Skype for Business Online - eg can sign in to the client and is then prompted for the "Microsoft Login" which is there work email address and normal windows based password.

However, one user is stuck on "contacting server and signing in"

That user in in the Skype for Business Online portal and appearing correctly.  I've checked settings within ADSIEdit and cant see anything different as to why it wont sign in.

It literally just stays on the message above and then fails.  The user can sign in when external to the network, via phone, external desktop etc, so I know the AAD sync is working and licensing is not an issue, but it appears as though there is some setting on their domain based desktop thats stopping them from signing into Skype for Business Online.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Skype for Business app from the desktop but this has had no affect.

Any ideas of what else I can try?

Thanks

Fingwong…
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Hi,

Please can Any one help me, i have user complaining  that unable to see every once within Skype for business.
User can get the Gallery view but its just not showing everyone.

I have looked this using following artical.

https://its.uiowa.edu/sites/its.uiowa.edu/files/wysiwyg_uploads/Skype%20for%20Business%20Meetings%20Feb%202017_0.pdf


please advice.

Regards
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I would like to transfer my contacts from skype to skype for business.
Is these possible ? If yes how to do it?
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Wanting to know about functionality and benefits/disadvantages of having multiple domains in one Office365 account.
I have a client that has several businesses, hence they have several domains. Currently only one business is using Office365 for email.
I'd like to know if there are benefits/disadvantages to having another or all domains in the same Microsoft Office365 Account.
These business do interact, but are somewhat separate, which complicates things like admin permissions.
Things that come to mind are things like, but not limited to seeing others in the GAL, calendar/contact sharing, user management, etc..
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Using the Skype screensharing software when users are viewing on vastly differently sized monitors causes resolution issues. When a user with a small screen shares with a user with a large screen, the experience works well. When a user with a large screen shares with a user with a small screen, the user with the small screen can only see a very fuzzy/pixelated screen. I'm not sure whether the fix is to change the  PC's resolution (locked down) or to change the large screen user's home PC's resolution, but I'm guessing
Unfortunately, it needs to be done on an ad hoc basis back and forth depending on whether one is working by oneself or whether that person needs to share his/her screen with someone else.

Anything should I change
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when I open Skype for business 2016 64bit It is show msg (not responding )
I reinstall it but same issue resist what should be the proper solution for this anyone knows...
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Hello Team

I have a client who has Lync 2013 On premisses and he is migrating to Office 365 . I want to know if there is any means to have an Office 365 User to add Contacts that are sitting on the On premises servers?

Is it possible and how can we achieve that?

I want to mention that the client was using this Lync 2013 just for Internal communication

Rgds
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Help required on planning...

Mailbox 200 (currently shared hosting but moving on-premise). So new Exchange server setup. Planning to keep hybrid deployment as...

- Exchange as Hybrid (standard server license with enterprise CALs)
- Skype for business on cloud
- Onedrive for business on cloud
- SharePoint as Hybrid (standard server license with enterprise CALs)

Any suggestions?

Thanks
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Hello gents

can you advise a simple tool for bandwith Calculator for A client who is looking to migrate to office 365 ?

I am looking for calculator for (Exchange Online , Skype For Business and Sharepoint )

Thx
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When ever I close Skype by using the X in the upper righthand corner it continues to give me notifications.  How do I completely shut down Skype?  I tried using the task manager, but it is not listed.  I would need to restart it later so that I can use it.
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Hello gents I am Assisting a Customer to migrate his Mail Workload Exchange and Skype for Business On premisses to Office 365 . For Exchange It is prety clear fo the things that i should check for the hybrid configuration but for Skype for Business I dont know what to check on the On premisses Server

What i know is that there is a common prerequisite about the  synchronisation of Active Directory is there any thing to check ?

Is there any clear guide out there that i should check ?
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Is there a way to turn on notifications for new Skype messages when Skype is not running?
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We use Skype for Business and it's in the O365 portal.  Our Exchange server is on-prem and our AD is on-prem.  All we use the cloud for is the S4B licenses.

We are noticing that some users don't have pictures and some do.  It's random, and, they use to have pictures.  It's odd and I've been tasked with trying to find out why random users don't have pics.

For the most part, users upload their pics thru OWA and that's worked fine.  

Does anyone know where I would start to troubleshoot this issue?  Do I start in the cloud?  On-prem?  Outlook?  AD?

Just looking for a good starting point from someone who has seen this before.

Thanks

Cliff
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I'm having difficulty finding the meaning of 'Hydrating the SfB Server'. Can someone explain or provide a link that explains it?

Thanks
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Hi

I am trying to uninstall skype but cannot see it in the list of programs to uninstall in my control panel.

Doing what the following article says doesn't help either
https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA10634/how-do-i-uninstall-and-reinstall-skype-for-windows-desktop
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If I have a Skype for Business Online account  most folks reach me by a regular 10 digit telephone number.
But should people be able to reach me also at a sip address like sip://joebob@acme.com?
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Skype (Windows 10). The Video Button has disappeared from its position on right side top - alongside the telephone icon. Have tried for answers without success. What does this signify?
Has it anything to do with paying money.  It is not a problem with my computer, as I have opened the account on a second computer with same result.
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Dear Experts, can you suggest the pros and cons of Skype for Business? Does it have these features in Broadcast mode?
- Share file
- Share screen
- Control screen

Compared to other opponent like ClickMeeting, Zoom, Webex; what are its advantages and disadvantages? Many thanks!
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Is it possible to add Office 365 Admin Center icons such as the Exchange Admin Center & Skype for Business Admin to the Office 365 portal home page?

If so how can this be done?

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Skype is for doing things together, whenever you’re apart. Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.

With Skype, you can share a story, celebrate a birthday, learn a language, hold a meeting, work with colleagues – just about anything you need to do together every day. You can use Skype on whatever works best for you - on your phone or computer or a TV with Skype on it. It is free to start using Skype - to speak, see and instant message other people on Skype for example.