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Set up Skype for Business Online external communications

What does this guide do?

Enables your Skype for Business users to IM and talk with Skype for Business contacts in other organizations, and also to Skype users who are signed in with a Microsoft account (formerly Windows Live ID). And you want to set it up so that everything works right the first time.

Who is it for?

Skype for Business users who want to communicate with Skype for Business or Skype users in other organizations.

Is this the same as setting up external contacts in Outlook or sharing my website with outside people?

No, each type of external contact has a different purpose.

A Skype for Business external contact is someone outside your organization who’s using a compatible IM and conferencing client— either Skype for Business or Skype. However, all that’s required for Outlook external contacts or website sharing is a valid email address.

Learn more:

How does it work?

First we’ll ask you a few quick questions about your Office 365 setup. Then we’ll give you all the information you need to complete up to four tasks.

Estimated time of completion:

This should take less than an hour of your time, plus up to 24 hours (for network propagation) if you haven’t turned on external communications yet.

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Article Info
Article ID : 10041
Revision : 72
Created on : 12/13/2016
Published on : 12/20/2016
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