Make Calls and Share your Desktop with Skype for Business


Follow these steps to make audio calls, video calls, and share your desktop using Skype for Business. 

You can easily switch from Skype for Business chat to an audio-visual call with the press of a button.  Skype for Business also gives you the option to collaborate with colleagues by sharing your desktop screen with others.


Critical Concepts


Steps to Take

Launch Skype for Business

  1. On Windows: Click the start button and navigate to the Microsoft Office Folder.  Select Skype for Business (PCs).
    • On Mac: Open the Applications directory and click on Skype for Business.
  2. You should be signed in automatically if you're logged into Active Directory (AD). If not, enter your AD username and password at the sign-in address prompt.

Make a Video Call

Make an Audio-Only Call

Share your Desktop Screen

  1. Double-click the contact you want to share your screen with.
  2. Click on the monitor icon on the bottom. On a Mac, control-click on the contact and select Share Desktop.
  3. Select what you would like to share.

Screenshot:  Select monitor icon and this will bring up the following options to share - all monitors, primary monitor, secondary monitor, program, PowerPoint, Whiteboard, or Poll.  There are additional options to share OneNote files and Attachments.



If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please submit a ticket or call the ITS Service Desk at (858) 246-4357