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uConnect Skype for Business Online

A Service of IET

Skype for Business Online is an enterprise communications platform, part of Microsoft Office 365 (it was formerly known as uConnect Lync or Lync at UC Davis; see Microsoft's statement on the name change).

Skype for Business Online 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 Online 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 Online Instant Messaging: Skype for Business Online provides instant messaging (IM) and presence helping your users find and communicate with one another efficiently and effectively.
  • Skype for Business Online Audio Call: Skype for Business Online 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. Skype mobile clients can place audio calls using Wi-Fi or cellular data.
  • Skype for Business Online Web App: The Skype Web App in Office 365 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 Online Screen Share: Screen share allow users to present their desktop screen(s) in real time to other Skype users. Skype mobile clients can place audio calls using Wi-Fi or cellular data.
  • Skype for Business Online Mobile Clients: Skype Mobile Clients are available for Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, and Android.
  • 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 Online 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: