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Microsoft Skype for Business (Personal Devices)

Skype for Business LogoMicrosoft Skype for Business is an instant messaging software that unifies voice and video calls, online meetings, and presence, making it simple to choose and switch between different forms of communication.

For more information, visit the Microsoft Skype for Business website.

Before you Begin

NOTE: Skype for Business on Windows is included with Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus.

  • A NetID and password are required.
  • You must be logged in as an administrator on the computer to install the software.
  • Mac OS 10.11 or later is required to use Skype for Business on Mac.

NOTE: Microsoft Skype for Business installed on personal devices is to be used for Texas State University business purposes only.

If you have questions about these prerequisites, please contact your department's technical support person (TSP) or the IT Assistance Center (ITAC) before proceeding.

Installation Instructions

To install this software, you must agree to comply with the Microsoft Software License Terms and the Texas State Software Code of Ethics as listed below.

Microsoft Software License Terms
Your use of this software is subject to the terms and conditions of the Texas State University volume license agreement with Microsoft.  You may not use this software if Texas State University is no longer a volume license customer or if you have not acquired a license as Software Contact within your current department for the software under your volume license agreement.
Software Code of Ethics for Texas State University
Software will be used only in accordance with its license agreement. Unless otherwise provided in the license, any duplication of copyrighted software, except for backup and archival purposes, is a violation of copyright law. In addition to violating copyright law, unauthorized duplication of software is contrary to Texas State University-San Marcos's standards of conduct. The following points are to be followed to comply with software license agreements:
  1. All software is used in accordance with its license agreements.
  2. Licensed software will be provided to all users who need it per the Supported Desktop Software Initiative. No Texas State user may make any unauthorized copies of any software under any circumstances. Anyone found copying software other than for backup purposes is subject to disciplinary action.
  3. The use of any unauthorized copies of software in our organization will not be tolerated. Any person illegally reproducing software can be subject to civil and criminal penalties including fines and imprisonment. We do not condone illegal copying of software under any circumstances and anyone whom makes, uses, or otherwise acquires unauthorized software may be disciplined.
  4. No user may give software to any outsiders, including students, clients, customers, family or friends.
  5. Any user who determines that there may be a misuse of software within the organization will notify the Software Licensing Coordinator for Technology Resources or department head.
  6. All software used by the organization on organization-owned computers will be purchased through appropriate procedures.
  7. See also UPPS 01.04.27, Intellectual Property: Ownership and Use of Copyrighted Works for details on Texas State's policy.
  8. Texas State has entered into an Agreement with Adobe. This software is made available to you because of that Agreement.  The software install is intended for the sole use of the faculty and staff member at Texas State University-San Marcos.
I have read the software code of ethics for Texas State University-San Marcos.   I am fully aware of the organization's software compliance policies and agree to abide by the policies. I understand that violation of any above policies may result in disciplinary sanctions.

Check the boxes below before selecting a software to download.

I will comply with the Microsoft License Terms listed above. 
I will comply with the Texas State Software Code of Ethics listed above. 
Select the software to install:
Skype for Business on Mac 33.9 MB

Skype for Business for Smartphones and Other Mobile Devices

Using your smartphone or mobile device, visit your app store and search for Skype for Business. 
Below are the mobile devices that currently use Skype for Business: 

Android iPad iPhone Windows Phone
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You're ready to go!

Check out our website to learn about Skype for Business!

Want to conduct an Online Meeting but your attendees don't have Skype for Business?

Users can participate in online meetings even if they don’t have a Skype for Business account.