Skype for Business

How do I set up online meetings?

You can schedule your meetings in advance via Outlook, or you could create impromptu meetings using Skype itself. Simply create a new conversation, select all the relevant participants, and message them/ call them by right-clicking on the group icon that will appear and selecting “Call Group”, “Send IM”, or any of the other commands. Instead […]

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Can I set up Skype for Business on a mobile device?

Yes, our friendly staff will help you with any questions and setting up your devices.

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What software do I need to run Skype for Business?

This is usually part of MS Office, but may also require the latest version of Skype for Business Server to be installed.

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How does changing my business email address affect Skype for Business?

Rather badly. Skype for Business is linked to a primary account and changing that can cause various issues. It would be better to keep your existing business email account for Skype and create a new Skype account for your new email address, and gradually phase that one in (i.e. booking new meetings/ conference calls on […]

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Is Skype for Business safe to use to transmit sensitive data?

No. Rather use secure email service such as provided by Venom IT’s hosted email service for sending sensitive data.

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Do I need a headset or other special equipment for Skype for Business to work?

A wide variety of devices can be used, such as the built-in speakers, microphone and webcams that are found on most laptops, or you could use free-standing microphones, speakers and webcams. For the sake of more privacy and convenience, many users adopt headsets instead. Headsets are fairly cheap, and we can help you choose from […]

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What happened to Lync?

After Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype, Lync has been upgraded and rebranded as Skype for Business.

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I already have a free personal Skype account. Why should I get another one?

Firstly, Skype for Business (previously called Lync) provides a separation between family life and work. Secondly, Skype for Business offers more features, specific to business use. These include: Cost saving – the most obvious reason to switch to Skype for Business is that you can make Skype-to-Skype calls to anyone anywhere in the world for […]

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Why should I choose Venom IT?

Venom IT is a reputable IT company based in Manchester. Our company has been in the IT industry since 2009. Our mission is to deliver innovative Cloud computing solutions that alleviate issues and strengthen our client’s business prospects. We also offer 24/7 support and our network security credentials secure and protect our clients from potential […]

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What assurance do I get if I hire Venom IT?

We have gone through rigid assessment in order to become a Microsoft Silver Certified Partner and ISO 9001 and Cyber essentials certified. These certifications guarantee the quality and security of our systems and services.

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