Requirements for Skype for Business Meetings

Full Skype for Business (UNC Affiliates Only - requires an ONYEN)

When attending a Skype meeting, UNC participants may opt to use the Skype for Business software which is included with Microsoft Office 2013 for Windows or newer. Additionally, the 2010 version of Microsoft Lync is still compatible with Skype for Business, and is available from Microsoft ( ), though the features and interface are slightly different with the 2010 version.

Requirements for Skype for Business WebApp (Anyone)

Additionally, there exists the Microsoft Skype for Business WebApp (currently still branded as Lync) which can allow both UNC participants as well as participants not affiliated with the university to join the meeting from a supported web browser.

Always RequiredThe Skype for Business Web App allows people to attend meetings or view presentations right from their browsers.

  • Speakers or Headphones connected to the computer
  • Microphone
    • This is required even when just viewing the conference. Most laptops and web cameras have microphones built in.
  • Windows or Mac Computer with a Reliable Internet Connection
  • A Supported Web Browser
    • Google Chrome is strongly recommended, especially on Mac. Please review the Getting Connected guide for more information.
    • Microsoft provides a list of supported operating systems and conditions HERE.

Additional Requirements
(Features that are not commonly required for silent viewers of presentations)

  • Web Camera (for video)
  • NOTE: To transmit audio or video, please be sure that your microphone and/or video is not muted (as depicted here: )
    • Also, note that the if you have multiple microphones, it will use the microphone that is set as your default device. Please configure the microphone you will be using before joining the meeting.

Joining the Meeting

Please see our Getting Connected guide for more information about joining the meeting.