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Install and Log in to Skype for Business for Windows

Skype for Business is available as part of the Office Professional Plus package for standalone Windows PCs (non-ISD managed). This guide describes how to install and log in to the application.

This guide is aimed at...

  • Staff

Before you start...

You will need:

  • Installed Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 operating system.


1. Download and install Office Professional Plus by visiting the Office365 Professional Plus website.

2. Open Skype for Business:

  • Windows 7
    Select Start. Select All programs. Select Microsoft Office 2013 and then Skype for Business 2015
  • Windows 8 or 8.1
    Select Start or press the Start key. Select the down-arrow to navigate to Apps. Select Microsoft Office 2013 and then Skype for Business 2015
  • Windows 10
    Select Start or press the Start key. Scroll down the program list and select Skype for Business

3. Log in by entering the following:

address: userID @ ucl.ac.uk
Password: Your UCL Password

Tick or un-tick save my password as preferred and select Sign In.

Sign In Menu…

Fig 1. Sign In Menu

4. To Sign Out, select the Settings cog icon > File > Sign Out

Sign Out option…

Fig 2. Sign Out option

Help & Support

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