Using your Skype for Business Account to Connect to Regular Skype Accounts from macOS

Adding a contact in Skype for Business for macOS. Restrictions in using Skype for Business, or Skype on macOS.

Adding a contact to Skype for Business on macOS

Open Skype for Business.
1. Open the Contacts tab.
2. In the search field, enter the user's name or email address. Note: if the user is outside of organization and using Skype client for mac OS or Windows, you will need to enter their full email address.

3. You will see a list of people. Right click or control click the user you wish to add and select Add Contact.

4.The Skype contact will be sent a contact request and you must wait until they accept the request before you can contact them through Skype for Business.

Accepting a contact from Skype for Business on macOS

Open Skype for Business
1. Open up the Contacts tab.
2. Select New Contacts.

3. You will see a list of people who have added you as a contact. Right click or control click the user and select Add Contact.

Restrictions to note:

As of 03/14/18, there is a limitation in macOS Skype for Business which will not allow you to connect a call with a Windows Skype user.  You will also not be able to receive a call from a Windows Skype user.

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Keywords:Skype for Business, Mac OS, Skype   Doc ID:80722
Owner:Mitchell B.Group:Parkland College
Created:2018-03-08 12:15 CDTUpdated:2018-03-16 16:50 CDT
Sites:Parkland College
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