How to CREATE a Lync (now Skype for Business) Online Meeting

You can create Lync meetings from Microsoft Outlook. Once scheduled, you can join the meeting at any time by clicking on the “Join Online Meeting” link within the calendar entry. Participants in the conference can join via Lync which is installed on all computers within the district.


Scheduling a Lync meeting 1) From Outlook 2010, click on Calendar, then click on the button for New Online Meeting


On the new meeting request, add the participants you would like to invite on the To line. Give your meeting a subject, then pick a date & time.


Type in details regarding your meeting if needed. Such as your agenda or any special audio/visual arrangements.

Your participants will receive an email that they can respond to and use as a link to actually join the meeting when it is active.


Below is a helpful video that demonstrates how to create a Lync meeting via Microsoft Outlook: 

Before starting your meeting, make sure your webcam and/or microphone headset is functioning properly. You can read more about setting up those devices in our knowledge base article by clicking here.


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