Share your Desktop or a Program in a Skype for Business Meeting

You can show your entire desktop, or just one or many programs to everyone in a Skype Meeting.

Share PowerPoint Slides in a Skype Meeting (Office 365)

Presenting PowerPoint slides is an effective way to get your ideas across.  Use the meeting controls such as annotation tools, presenter notes, and switching presenters, to help you during your presentation.

Use a Whiteboard in a Skype for Business (Lync) Meeting (Office 365)

A Whiteboard is a blank page that you can use to work together with other meeting participants by being able to type notes, draw, or import images.  When your meeting is over, you can save the Whiteboard with the data from the participants’ collaboration. The Microsoft link is written for Lync but is applicable to Skype for Business usage.

Using Poll in a Skype for Business Meeting (Office 365)

Polling is a great way to get people involved and interacting in your meeting, and find out what they think about the ideas you’re sharing.

Using Q&A Manager in a Skype for Business Meeting (Office 365)

Skype for Business Q&A Manager (question and answer) provides a structured environment for answering questions during a meeting. This feature is especially helpful in large meetings where a presenter can answer questions, while someone else is presenting meeting content.  When the Q&A session is shared by a presenter, all the meeting attendees can view and ask questions.

​​Use Shared and Private Notes in a Skype for Business Meeting (Office 365)

You usually need to take notes for a meeting, whether it’s about tracking attendees, remembering what was discussed, or listing action items. If you use OneNote, Skype for Business lets you take private notes or add shared notes that you can co-edit with participants. You can also add notes to the meeting request, if you use Outlook, or while you’re in the meeting room.

Transferring a File in a Skype for Business Meeting (Office 365)

If you need to share a file with meeting participants, such as a handout, you can attach it to the meeting and let your audience download to their computers.

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January 27, 2017