Set up an online meeting in Skype for Business

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Note: If you are not yet migrated to Outlook, you will need to use the web scheduler at

With Skype for Business, set up online meetings in advance or on the fly.

  1. Open your Outlook calendar and click New Skype Meeting.
  2. Add your invitees, type in a subject and agenda, and choose a date and time.
  3. Click Scheduling Assistant to check everyone’s availability.
  4. Preload attachments to a Skype for Business meeting:
    • Click Insert tab.
    • Select Attach File.
    • Browse to the file you want to include.
  5. Before sending the email:
    • Click Meeting Options icon in the Outlook ribbon to review meeting permissions.
    • Click A new meeting space to enable the meeting permissions of your choice.
  6. Click Send once the meeting invite is ready to go.
  7. If someone doesn’t have Skype for Business, they can click on the link from the email invite to join.
  8. For impromptu meetings:
    • Click Meetings tab Meetings Tab_SfB in Skype for Business.
    • Click Meet Now button.
    • Invite the person you’d like to chat with and click OK.

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