Install Skype for Business on MAC.


These instructions explain how to download and install Skype for Business on Mac from the Microsoft Download Center. Before you begin, we recommend that you view the system requirements.


Please note that if your Office applications were provided through an Office 365 subscription, it is very likely you already have Skype for Business installed. Please verify by using your Mac's search function before proceeding.

  1. Go to the download page for Skype for Business on Mac.                          

  2. Click the Download button.

                          Download button                                          
  3. Save the installer package file (.pkg) to your computer.               

  4. On your computer, double-click the .pkg file to launch the Skype for Business Installer.

  5. Follow the prompts in the Skype for Business Installer.

                  

You're done installing Skype for Business on Mac. Now you're ready to sign in to Skype for Business on Mac. 


Sign-in on Skype for Business for MAC.


After downloading Skype for Business for Mac, you will want to sign-in.

  1. In the Dock, click the Skype for Business icon (Skype for Business launch icon) to open the app. 

  2. Enter your sign-in address (for example, username@domain.com) and password, and then click Sign In.

                    Skype for Business for Mac sign-in screen                

                   Tip: If you don't want to enter your password each time you sign in to Skype for Business on Mac, select the Remember my password check box.

                    

    If you are asked for both a user name and a sign-in address, click Advanced Options. If you are a Skype for Business Online user, use username@domain.com. Otherwise, use domain\username, and then click Sign In.

                                  
  3. You are now ready to start using Skype for Business on Mac. To join a meeting, see Join a Skype for Business meeting.

                    Skype for Business for Mac main window                              


    Sign out of Skype for Business on Mac

                

    On the menu bar, click Skype for Business, and then click Sign Out.

                

    After you sign out, you cannot send or receive messages, and you appear offline to other people.


Schedule a meeting in Mac.


To create a meeting on Outlook for Mac, you can simply create a new meeting as usual. You will then have to press "Online Meeting" as shown below, and choose "Add Online Meeting", this will convert the meeting to a Skype for Business meeting, it will add all the details to join the meeting including the number and link.


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Join a Skype for Business meeting on MAC.


Skype for Business on Mac lets you quickly check your upcoming meetings for the day, without having to go to your Outlook calendar. You can join a Skype for Business meeting right from the main window, if the meeting was set up by an organizer inside your company.


Join with Skype for Business on Mac.

  1. In the Skype for Business on Mac main window, find and double-click the meeting you want to attend, or click the Join button.

    Join a Skype for Business meeting
  2. Welcome to the meeting.

    Meeting window with participants
  3. To view meeting participants, to add others, and to mute participants if you're a presenter, click the Participants buttonbutton.

    Skype for Business for Mac meeting windows showing participants

    Use the Invite more people box to add more people to your meeting.

  4. To send an IM to meeting participants, click the IM button button.

    Skype for Business for Mac - Meeting window showing IM

    Type a message, and then press Enter or click Send an IM button to send the message.

  5. When you first join a meeting, your microphone is automatically muted, and people in the meeting can't hear you. To unmute your microphone, click the Unmute button button.

  6. When you first join a meeting, the video camera is inactive. To start your video camera, click the Video buttonbutton.


Disconnect from the meeting

  1. To exit the meeting, click the End the call button button.
  2. At the Need to leave? prompt, confirm you want to leave the meeting by clicking the Leave Meeting button.

    Skype for Business for Mac - confirmation to leave a meeting


How to set your audio device preferences in Skype for Business.


These steps will help you configure your audio device settings in a MAC computer.


1. From your Skype for Business application main window, click on "Skype for Business" in the action bar in the upper part of the screen, then select "Preferences" from the dropdown menu.



2. From this screen, go to "Audio/Video" and select your preferred Microphone, Speakers and Ringing device, as well as your video device for video conferencing.