Skype for Business (Lync)



  • It's free: UC San Diego already has a licensing agreement with Microsoft in place.
  • It knows your contacts: Since Skype for Business uses Active Directory (AD), finding another user is as simple as typing in their name.
  • It integrates with your calendar. Skype for Business connects iwth your Outlook calendar and automatically displays your availability.
  • It allows guests (non-UCSD staff) to join a Skype for Business meeting through the free Skype for Business Web App.

Best for:

  • Chat/instant messaging with individuals or groups
  • Video Conferencing
  • Desktop Sharing

Learn more about Skype for Business (Lync), a collaboration tool featuring chat, conferencing, and desktop sharing HERE.