If you would like to organize an online meeting, Microsoft's Skype for Business is the place to go. Much like Zoom or Webex, meetings can be attended by both internal CRSI employees as well as external contacts such as vendors, contractors, or County Boards.
Before you get started
- You need to be logged into Skype for Business on your computer.
- For audio capabilities, you and your attendees will need one of the following:
- A phone to dial into the conference bridge.
- Speakers and a mic built into your laptop.
- Skype for Business app installed on your mobile phone.
- For video capabilities, you and your attendees will need a functioning webcam/camera.
- CRSI thin client devices do not support video connections. We recommend using your mobile phone or borrowing a projector laptop if this is needed.
- When viewing videos from a computer, you will only see the video of the 5 people who spoke most recently, plus yourself, for a total of 6.
- When viewing videos from a mobile device, you will only see the video of the person who spoke most recently.
- If your attendees are using the conference bridge, be aware there is a limit of 20 simultaneous callers. Whenever possible, we ask that you and your attendees use the full Skype experience by using the audio and video on your laptop or mobile device.
- If your attendees are using the full Skype experience, there is a limit of 100 simultaneous attendees.
How to get started
- Open Outlook, switch to your Calendar, and click the New Skype Meeting button.
- Add the attendee's email address(es), subject, date, and time to the meeting. Then click Send.
- Your attendees can either click the Join Skype Meeting link to get the full audio/video experience OR dial into the conference number for audio-only.