Skype for Business to replace Communicator

ITS is updating campus instant messaging services to enable use of Skype for Business with WPI Accounts.

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ITS will roll out Skype for Business to all WPI Machines to replace Microsoft Office Communicator.


Installation of the Skype for Business client may be necessary in order to use the features.

New features include:

  • Instant messaging between 2 or more people
  • desktop screen sharing
  • audio/video communications

As well as web conferencing features:

  • Document Sharing and collaboration
  • Whiteboard
  • PowerPoint

Action Needed

See instructions to install Skype for Business on your system if necessary.

Timeline & Updates

Get training for Skype for Business

Get a tour and learn the basics about using Skype for Business 2016, such as how to add someone as a contact, see if they're available or busy, and how to IM them.

Changeover Completed

The switch to Skype for Business has been completed on the server-side. Users should now be able to use Skype for Business to communicate.

End: 17 August 2016, 7:00 PM

Start: 17 August 2016, 6:00 PM

Posted: 15 August 2016, 10:00 AM






17 August 2016

6:00 PM



17 August 2016

7:00 PM


15 August 2016, 10:00 AM

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