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Central Skype for Business Policy

The current Skype for Business (previously Lync) policy is '4 Central Microsoft Lync 2013'.  It can be used with Office 2010.

NB: Support for Lync 2010 ended on 8 April 2014

An Office update will rebrand the Lync client as Skype for Business.  As of April 2015, it is just aesthetic difference from Lync 2013.  As Microsoft release the next version of the server software and Office 2016, new functionality will be added.


Skype for Business is available to all staff and student users.

Skype for Business Quick Start MSWord 121Kb

Quick Start Guide for Skype for Business with short introduction

Skype for Business A4 QuickStart MSWord 111Kb

Quick Start Guide for Skype for Business.

Skype for Business Groups MSWord 333Kb

Instructions on using AD groups to create predefined Contact Groups for Skype for Business (previously Lync) users.  (Important limitations to note)

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