How to Customize Meeting Options in Skype for Business

By Anthony Caragol| October 12, 2016

Video conferencing and instant messaging have completely changed the way that organizations communicate, reducing travel expenses and making everyone seem like they are only a cube away. The ability to screen share and collaborate on documents in real-time are only some of the advantages that organizations are experiencing with Skype for Business. Here is a useful tip on how to customize meeting options and fully understand the functionality of Skype for Business.

Did you know you can create Skype conferences with different Conference IDs? Did you know you can set options to disable video or allow people into the meeting without waiting in the lobby before a meeting even starts? These options are first available to you when scheduling a meeting.

How to Customize Meeting Options

1. When first scheduling a meeting, simply click the Meeting Options button in the meeting invite.


2. In this window, by selecting a new meeting space, you’ll have many options to choose from to control the meeting experience.


3. Once a meeting has been scheduled, the same options can be set by selecting the ellipsis menu (the three dots …) and choosing Skype Meeting Options.


And there you have it! Skype for Business has many functions and capabilities that are worth exploring. If you are interested in learning more about how to leverage Skype for Business unified communications to improve conference calling, as well as many other everyday business scenarios, contact BDO Digital or attend our next Unified Communications Chicagoland event.

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