SKYPE FOR BUSINESS (SFB)

This service has replaced Lync

The service formely known as Lync is now Skype for Business. With Skype for Business, you may send instant messages to your colleagues. You can also call them if you have a microphone, or you can set up a video conference call. 

Skype for Business also supports sharing your display. This allows you to show other call participants your desktop or any program you may wish. For instance, you can share a PowerPoint presentation or a Word document you're collaborating on. Alternatively, you can use this feature to show your colleagues how to fix a particular problem or issue on your own computer.

As this service is a derivative of Skype (Microsoft purchased Skype and used this as a basis for Lync, which became Skype for Business), you may also interact with Skype users. All you need to invite a Skype contact is the e-mail address they used for their Skype account.

User Guides

 

 Employees

Students

 

Installing Skype for Business

Windows

  • Office desktop computers:  Bundled with the Office 2013 package which can be installed through Software Center
  • UiT-owned laptops:  If Office 2013 is not installed on your laptop, connect it to the cabled network at your office and install it through Software Center
  • Private computers:  Bundled with Office 2013 available through LiReg.
  • UiT campus computers: Part of the Office 2013 install.
  • Private computers:  Part of Office 2013 available through the Office 365 portal.

Macintosh

  • Microsoft will release a Macintosh client in 2016. Until then, use Lync.

Linux

  • Install Skype for Business from: https://tel.red 
  • Licence key is available at LiReg. Logg inn and accept the agreement for the application
  • User guides is available at: https://tel.red/guides.htm
  • Logg inn with the same procedure as for Windows  (See the bullet points in the user guide below)
 

Logging on to Skype for Business

Windows

  • Office computers: You will be automatically logged in when you log on to the computer.
  • Private computers:  You will be asked to logg in to SFB when you start the application.
  1. Loggin address: Type your e-mail address at UiT: firstname.lastname@uit.no
  2. Password: Type your password and choose "logg in" (An error message will appear -> click  OK )
  3. User Name: Type your user name in this way:  ad\username or username@uit.no (ie. abc123@uit.no or ad\abc123) and choose "logg in".
  • UiT campus computers: You will be automatically logged in when you log on to the computer.
  • Private computers:  You will be asked to logg in to SFB when you start the application.
  1. Loggin address: Type your e-mail address at UiT: username@post.uit.no
  2. Password: Type your password and choose "logg in" (An error message will appear -> click  OK )
  3. User Name: Type ypur user name in this way:  username@uit.no (ie. abc123@uit.no and choose "logg in".(ie. abc123@uit.no) and choose "logg in".

 

Using Skype for Business

See our course webpage about Skype for Business to learn how to call and share video, present your desktop and more.

Go directly to support pages for Skype replacing ordinary phones at UiT.


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