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Attending a Skype for Business Meeting for Users without a Skype for Business Account

This article covers how users who do not have a Skype for Business account can attend a Skype for Business meeting using the Skype for Business Web App.

Minimum hardware/software requirements: Windows 7 or Mac OS X 10.8 with Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox 12 or Safari 5 or Chrome 18. For more on requirements, view this article from Microsoft.

Other requirements: microphone and speakers. Optional accessories: webcam or headset.

These instructions are intended for non-CSUF users who do not have a Skype for Business account.

1. Open the meeting request and click Join Skype Meeting.

Email with Skype invite

2. If you see an authentication required pop-up window, click Cancel.

Authentication Required pop-up screen

3. Click Sign in as a guest to the meeting.

Skype for Business Web App page

4. Enter your name, select Install Skype for Business Web App plug-in, and then click Join the meeting.

Skype Web App login screen
  1. Type your name.
  2. Check the box next to Install Skype for Business Web App plug-in.
  3. Click Join the meeting.

5. Download and install the plug-in.

Skype for Business plug-in download

Download and run the installation wizard. The specific steps will vary depending on your browser.

6. Click Allow.

Depending on your browser, you may need to click Allow to run the Skype for Business Web App.

7. Click Allow and Remember.

Pop-up for Skype for Business plugin

You may need to click Allow and Remember.

8. Click Cancel.

Authentication Required pop-up

If you see the authentication required screen again, click Cancel.

9. Type your name and click Join the meeting.

Skype for Business Web app login

You may need to enter this information again.

  1. Type your name.
  2. Click Join the meeting.

10. Click Allow.

Skype for Business Web App plug-in

Click Allow to allow the Skype for Business Web App to work with your microphone, speakers, webcam, and/or headset.

10.1. If prompted, click Allow access.

Windows Firewall warning

Users on a Windows machine may be prompted to allow the firewall access to Skype for Business. Click Allow access.

11. You're now connected to the meeting.

Need More Help?

Contact the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@fullerton.edu or 657-278-7777 for additional assistance.

For assistance with Enterprise Voice, including finding out if you are eligible, please contact telecom@fullerton.edu.

For additional resources view the Skype for Business Help and Resources article.