Skype for Business Essentials

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See How Microsoft’s Real-Time Communication Tool Can Improve Your Productivity! Learn to chat, call, and video-conference with ease using Microsoft’s business communication app. This Skype for Business Essentials training course covers all the basics of Skype for Business.

Length: 20 min

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Skype for Business is an incredibly powerful communications tool, used for everything from simple chat conversations to webinars for 10,0000 people, and can even replace a business’s phone system.

In this engaging Skype for Business Essentials course, we cover the basics of using Skype for Business, including:

  • Using the Skype for Business app to start a chat (Instant Message) session
  • Starting audio and video calls using Skype for Business
  • Sharing an interactive whiteboard
  • Setting your Presence indicator and Personal Message
  • Using the Office 365 web interface for simple chat and presence functions

Objectives. You will be able to:

  • Start a chat (Instant Message) session using the Skype for Business app
  • Initiate audio and video calls using Skype for Business
  • Share an interactive whiteboard
  • Set the Presence indicator and Personal Message in Skype for Business

For a more detailed look at many other features in Skype for Business (previously called Microsoft Lync), we recommend Microsoft Lync Essentials – despite the name change, most features work the same.


Sample clip


Intro to Skype for Business 0:07:44
Using the Skype App 0:06:33
Using Skype for Business 0:05:11

Chip Reaves InstructorChip Reaves is a serial entrepreneur who has started five successful IT companies. An Atlanta native, Chip began fixing computers for small businesses in the 1980’s while studying Computer Science at Georgia Tech. After 10 years building a successful IT Service Practice in Atlanta, Chip founded the Computer Troubleshooters USA franchise system alongside Wilson & Suzanne McOrist, which became the world’s largest computer service franchise and received multiple awards from Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Business Review, and

Chip has been interviewed on TV and other major media on topics related to small business technology and entrepreneurship, including ABC News, BusinessWeek TV, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, and is a member of Jim Blasingame’s “Brain Trust” on In 2010 Chip was listed among the Top 150 most influential people in small business IT by SMB PC magazine.

Chip lives with his wife Maren and step-daughter Meg in Anderson, South Carolina where they also co-own a local Managed Service Provider. In his spare time Chip is very active with his church and local charities, and consults with aid organizations serving Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa.

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