Hosting a Skype for Business meeting?

Sometimes things do not go to plan, but being prepared can help your Skype for Business meeting run as smoothly as possible.

If you've been asked to set up a Skype for Business meeting, or you are taking part in one yourself, it's worth taking the time to consider the following


  • Have you set up a test meeting?
  • Where are you hosting the meeting? Have you booked a suitable room, with enough time at the beginning to set up?
  • Do you have the equipment you need? Are you familiar with how to use it? What features of Skype for Business will be used during the meeting?*
  • If you've been asked to set up a Skype for Business meeting on someone else's behalf, do you know how to do this?
  • Have you sent joining instructions to the attendees? Are there any non-Skype for Business users taking part through the web app?
  • Have you added any Skype for Business users as a contact, to save time at the start of the meeting?
  • Do you have an alternative way for the attendees to contact you if there's a problem?


* Skype kits containing a webcam and microphone are available for loan via the IT Service Desk.