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How to Schedule Meetings with Skype for Business (Lync)

There are two ways to schedule meetings with Skype for Business.

You can schedule a Skype for Business meeting with someone even if they don't have Skype for Business. Provide your non-UCSD meeting invitees with instructions for using the free Skype for Business Web App.

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Schedule Skype for Business meetings using Microsoft Outlook 2013

  1. In your Outlook Calendar, click on New Skype Meeting

    New meeting button

  2. Fill out the fields as you would for a standard Outlook meeting (To, Subject, Start Time, etc.)

    Skype meeting options

  3. You can use the Skype Meeting Options to control who is a presenter and who has active IM (chat), audio and video.

    Skype meeting options

  4. Click Send.

Send button

Schedule Skype for Business meetings using Outlook Web App (Office 365)


  • Office 365 business or enterprise subscription that includes Skype for Business (login and password required)
  • A supported browser

Set up a meeting

  1. Click the:
    1. Calendar tab: select the date you want and then click New Event
    2. or
    3. People tab: select a contact or group and then click Schedule meeting under their name
  2. In the meeting window, click Online meeting
  3. Fill in the appropriate fields (add participants, set date/ time, etc.)
  4. Click Send.

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