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Skype for Business

Video conferencing and instant messaging with Outlook calendar sync for University staff.

Skype for Business provides Manchester Met staff with instant messaging and video conferencing.

Manchester Met students wishing to use Skype should download the application to their personal device.

Webcam and microphone (often already installed with laptops) required for video calls.

What's Skype for Business?

It is available free as part of the University's Office 365 subscription package.

What's the difference between this version and the regular Skype?

Skype for Business is an enhanced version of the Skype that you know and love.

Collaborate with anyone, anywhere via your PC or Mac.

Get in touch with colleagues across the University or with the hundreds of millions of people on Skype via your University desktop.

How do I use Skype for Business?

University-owned devices already have Skype for Business installed – see below for a range of guides on how to get started.

To access the full range of functionality available on a Skype for Business to Skype call then the person using Skype will need to be running the latest version (if this is not the case then they may find that no video is available).

If you would like to download Skype for Business to use on any of your personal devices then you’ll need to (if you haven’t already) install Office 365.

If you require equipment such as a headset or webcam and you have approval from your department for the cost then you can purchase these by contacting the IT helpline on 0161 247 4646.

Usage guidelines

Skype for Business support

Need IT Support?

The IT Helpline team is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Or come see us weekdays in the Business School Student Hub or University library 

  • Call: 0161 247 4646
  • Self Service (24/7):
  • Chat (24/7): Start chat 
  • Visit:
    • Student Hub (Staff and Students) 9:30am - 15:45pm
      Ground Floor
      Business School
      M15 6BH
    • Library (Students) 12pm-4pm
      Ground Floor
      M15 6BX