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Schedule a Skype for Business meeting from Outlook 2016 (Windows)

You can use Outlook 2016 to schedule an online Skype for Business meeting with anyone; even if they don’t have Skype installed on their computer (or even a Skype account).

To schedule an online meeting with someone using Outlook 2016:

  • From within Outlook Calendar (local app), select New Skype for Business Meeting to bring up options to schedule and send a Skype for Business meeting request.

  • Complete the meeting invitation with your details.  Note the link in the meeting request (“Join Skype Meeting”).  You will need to click on this link when it’s time for your meeting.  Recipients do not need to have a Skype for Business account to join your meeting.  Anyone can join from the link provided in the invite.There are additional options you can set for your meeting.  Click the Meeting Options button to see them. 
  • When your recipients click the invitation link, they will be given the option to connect with the Skype for Business client (if installed on their computer), or via a web app.
  • You’ll need to click the link in the Meeting invite too to join the session.  You can find it again from your calendar.  We recommend you connect a little early.