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Connect skype for business

Skype for Business (SfB)

Skype for Business is predominantly used for JCU internal communicationsis (video/messaging etc) but is not inter operating with JCU videoconference room systems.

On the 30th of April 2018, JCU launched a new Skype for Business feature - the ability to contact personal Skype account users (Skype Home) and Skype for Business (SfB) users in other organizations outside JCU - this feature is called Federation.

This means you will only need one version of Skype of JCU:

You can now use Skype for Business to contact:

  • Undergraduate students (using their Skype Home Accounts)
  • Postgraduate Students (using their Skype Home Accounts)
  • Prospective Students (using their Skype Home Accounts)
  • Staff at all CAUDIT Universities in Australia and New Zealand
  • Business partners using O365 or Skype Home Accounts

JCU staff can also request federation with additional organizations, such as government bodies and business partners by logging a request for federation via Service Now.