Skype for Business: Invitation to an external or Skype user via the Skype for Business client

How to invite a non-Stout user or user of Skype to a video conference

  1. Add the external user as Skype for Business contact (use full email address, not Skype ID)

    Add external user

  2. Add the new external contact in the IM Address field and click OK

    IM Address

  3. Start a Conversation in Skype for Business.  (Gear > Meet Now); a Conversation window will open

    Meet Now

  4. In the conversation window, click on the Participants icon.  Click on Participant Actions at the bottom of the participants window that opens.

    Participant Actions

  5. Click on Invite by Email

    Invite by Email

  6. Outlook will open a pre-formatted email to send to the external user with the subject Meet Now.  Enter their address and send

  7. When the external user receives the email, they click Join Skype Meeting to join from email

  8. The user may be prompted to "Join Using Skype for Business Web App instead"

  9. The recipient may need to install the Skype for Business Web App Plug-in (help here).  It can also be installed ahead of time by visiting Microsoft's Skype for Business Web App site; once the plugin is installed the user should be a participant in the conversation.
Scheduling a Meeting in Outlook

The process to schedule a Skype meeting in Outlook is similar; instead of performing steps 2 - 4 at the time of the meeting, simply schedule an appointment using your Outlook client Calendar and clicking Skype Meeting to send the invite and link ahead of time.

Skype Meeting Invite

Keywords:conference call video chat consumer invite meeting outlook schedule meet teleconference   Doc ID:74958
Owner:Sasha K.Group:UW Stout
Created:2017-07-31 10:12 CDTUpdated:2019-02-11 16:47 CDT
Sites:UW Stout
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