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Skype for Business users can now contact people outside WVU

Faculty, staff and students who use Skype for Business can now search for and connect with anyone in the Skype network, including those outside the University.

To find a non-WVU contact, type in the person’s name. Skype for Business will provide two directory options, “My Contacts” or “Skype Directory.” Choose Skype Directory to find non-WVU users. For more details, visit

Microsoft recently replaced the instant messaging tool that University users know as Lync, adding new functionality and flexibility under the brand name Skype for Business 2015. Skype for Business provides an enhanced ability to share, collaborate and discuss by integrating voice, video, instant messaging and online meetings with Office 365’s existing capabilities.

Mac users are still be able to communicate with Skype for Business users via Lync.