How will Skype for Business work for You?

What is Skype for Business?

Skype for Business is a communications app that pairs up with your Polycom desk phone and allows you to communicate with colleagues using: traditional telephone conversation, video calling and instant messaging.

Skype for Business

I cannot sign into Skype for Business on my PC

Before you are able to access Skype for Business you need to have an account set up for you. To find out how to request a Skype for Business account, please visit the Staff intranet task: Request a telephone number and handset.

Once you have had confirmation you account has been set up you just need to sign in with your UWE Email address and password. After your initial sign in you will not be prompted to sign in again on your UWE issued PC/Laptop.

Can I access Skype for Business on my mobile device

Unfortunately you are unable to use the Skype for Business mobile app; however you can download from the app store for your device Lync 2010 and make use of this if you need access to Skype for Business while on the move.

Will my Skype for Business account work with the public version of Skype

Your Skype for Business account will not work with Skype.

If you need to access Skype for video calling partners that do not use Office 365, you will need to go to and create a personal Skype account.

If you need to install Skype on your UWE issued PC/Laptop please contact IT Services on +44 (0) 117 32 83612 and the IT Service Desk team will be happy to help.

Links to Skype for Business related tasks and guides on the staff intranet:

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