For personal or home use on a PC, Skype for Business is part of Microsoft Office 2013.
MS Office 2013 is available to students for free and to faculty/staff for .95 through the KU Software Webstore. At this time, photos are not enabled in Skype for Business.
While this type of spam is fairly harmless, other types are more sinister, such as the one received by a user on the Skype forums who reports: At 08.00 today I had a skype call from ” his lordship”.
(lordship.pua) skype user, He claimed to work for my bank and they were doing some work on my account !!
The last time it happened to me, a chat box simply popped-up from a supposedly female contact called “-sex”.
The spam message was quite simply a smiley emoticon with a party hat on.
Then, use Skype for Business to chat and make voice and video calls just as you do with KU Skype for Business users.
Whether you are purchasing new individual equipment or you are responsible for making group or major purchases, you are encouraged to check with your departmental technology support staff for guidance on what to buy.
Please see the Recommended Skype for Business Devices page for information on purchasing Skype for Business compatible devices.Skype for Business is not designed to be used with shared accounts for the purpose of instant messaging and presence.We will be investigating solutions for chat-based “service desk” type functionality as a later phase of the Skype for Business project. There are two options to place calls off campus: 1) If you have a laptop computer, you can place calls via Skype for Business anywhere you have an Internet connection using a Skype for Business headset, or other compatible device, or your computer's microphone and speakers .Changing your primary email address (Skype for Business login) can cause issues with Skype for Business' "presence" function and with reoccurring Skype for Business online meetings you have already scheduled.Please see our Knowledge Base article for more information. KU has implemented "open federation," which means you can connect with other Skype for Business users at more than 800 institutions around the world that also have open federation.