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Microsoft Skype for Business and Office 365 ProPlus

Does your department have the need to use video-conferencing for conducting meetings, interviews or oral examinations? How about using @hku.hk for communication with students or counterparts using Skype?

If you are a University staff, Microsoft Skype for Business is a readily available option that you can consider if your department has subscribed to Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES).

With Skype for Business, you can

  • Communicate with people using Skype/Skype for Business, using text, voice or video
  • Send instant messages
  • Send files
  • Set up audio and video-conferencing meetings for up to 25 parties
  • Set up web conference for up to 250 parties, including people outside HKU
  • Share your desktop or applications
  • Know the presence status of others using Skype/Skype for Business

To know more about Skype for Business, you can take a look at the following 2 videos from Youtube:

Introduction to Skype for Business:


How to schedule a web meeting in 2 minutes?


Two training workshops on the use of Skype for Business will be conducted in early March and all colleagues are welcome to join and get some hands-on experience in using this communication tool.  Registration can be done via the following links-

6 Mar 2017

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Course Description and Registration

7 Mar 2017

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Course Description and Registration


To kick start in using Skype for Business, please refer the user guide at http://www.its.hku.hk/documentation/guide/communication/im/skype-for-business2015.

Apart from Skype for Business, University staff in departments on EES subscription can also download and install Microsoft Office ProPlus (Office 365 ProPlus) on up to 5 personal machines (PC or Mac) and Office apps on 5 mobile devices including Android, iPad, and Windows tablets without additional cost.  They can also use Microsoft's online cloud storage OneDrive for Business (5 TB in size).  Check out our earlier announcement for more details.

In case you have questions in using Skype for Business or Office365, please feel free to contact our Service Desk at 3917 0123 or ithelp@hku.hk


Kenneth Yip
Unified Communications Team
Tel: 39177973
Email: kkyyip@hku.hk