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uConnect Skype for Business

A Service of IET

Skype for Business is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform (it was formerly known as uConnect Lync or Lync at UC Davis; see Microsoft's statement on the name change).

Skype for Business connects people everywhere from anywhere, on Windows 10 and other operating systems including mobile devices, as part of their everyday productivity experience. It provides a consistent client experience for instant messaging, voice, video and meetings. Skype for Business can be used anywhere in the world where an internet connection is available.

uConnect provides this service to all UC Davis faculty, staff and students free of charge.  All users with an active Kerberos account are enabled for the service regardless if they are using DavisMail or another email service on campus.

  • Skype for Business Instant Messaging: Skype for Business 2015 provides instant messaging (IM) and presence helping your users find and communicate with one another efficiently and effectively.
  • Skype for Business to Skype for Business/Skype Audio Call: Skype for Business 2015 client allows users to calls each other using VOIP with no need for a physical phone line. Calls can be made between Skype-to-Skype, Skype-to-Skype mobile, Skype-to-Skype Personal, Skype-to-Lync. By default, Skype mobile clients can place audio calls using only Wi-Fi; however, these settings can be changed to allow calls over 3G or 4G.
  • Skype for Business Web App: The Skype Web App allows PC and Mac users to join a Skype meeting from within an HTML5-based browser and delivers a full Skype meeting experience, including multiparty HD video, voice over IP, instant messaging, desktop, application, and PowerPoint sharing.
  • Skype for Business Screen Share: Screen share allow users to present their desktop screen(s) in real time to other Skype users. By default, Skype mobile clients can perform screen share using only Wi-Fi; however, these setting can be changed to allow over 3G or 4G.
  • Skype for Business Mobile Clients: Skype Mobile Clients are available for Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, and Android.
  • Skype for Business Meeting: Previously known as "online meeting," Skype Meetings provide capabilities to interact with people through multiparty HD video, audio, instant messaging, and content sharing.
  • Single Click Conference: Joining a Skype for Business Meeting requires only a single click or touch, whether from an Outlook meeting reminder on a Windows PC or from the calendar or meeting pane on Windows Phone, iOS, and Android devices.
  • Skype for Business Federation: Skype Federation extends unified communications securely over the Internet to customers, suppliers, and partners using Skype. UC Davis is federated with several other University of California campuses and other colleges and universities.
  • Skype Personal Connectivity: Skype Personal Connectivity enables presence sharing, instant messaging (IM), and voice calling with the hundreds of millions of people around the world who use Skype.

*Some Skype for Business features are limited by client version.


Get Started: 

Contact your local technical support for access to the Skype for Business service.



Refer to the system maintenance schedule for additional availability details.

For IET rates or service consultation, contact IET’s Business Relationship Management office at: