Working with Skype for Business

Office 365 help series – Skype for Business

Skype for Business - learning the basics

The Skype forBusiness webinar below introduces the key activities needed to get started with Skype for Business. From setting options to running a meeting, users will complete this video with the foundation needed to start using Skype for Business confidently.

The webinar covers the features listed below. If you want to skip to individual features, point the video progress bar to the bookmarks below.

  • Skype for Business client (2:43)
  • Instant Messaging (IM) (7:45)
  • Schedule meetings (12:00)
  • Meeting (15:56)
  • Summary (20:15)
  • External users, apps, and call monitor
  • Quick resources (23:15)

Handy posters are available for download underneath the webinar to help you get Skype for business working on your desktop.

To help you make the most of Skype for Business with your mobile devices, click on the links below to download these useful guides:

Skype for Business – desktop

Download these .pdf Quick Start Guides to familiarize yourself with Skype for Business’ commonly used tasks. Each user guide has 4 pages of tips and tricks to optimize Skype for Business on your desktop. If you are new to Skype for Business, or you have just installed your Skype for Business client, please be sure to start with Quick Start Guide – Audio setup and calls.

To download a user guide, click on the graphic. Approximate downloads sizes are indicated with each manual.

Audio setup and calls

(download size approx 600KB)

audio setup and calls


(download size approx 650KB)


Contacts, presence, and IM

(download size approx 670KB)

contacts and presence

Sharing and collaboration

(download size approx 600KB)


Yammer tips and tricks

Office 365 help series – Yammer

Yammer networking for business

Yammer is Microsoft’s social networking tool for business. Yammer provides secure internal networking for employees to communicate, share files, and join consultant, supplier, and customer networks. Yammer is part of the Office 365 app suite. Browse through the videos below to understand how Yammer works.

Yammer conversations
  • Conversation feed types
  • Conversation groups
  • Posting from home feeds
  • Private conversations with Online Now
  • Polls
  • Posting events
  • Language options
Connecting to external networks
  • Vendors, consultants, customers
  • Networks not dependant on email extension
  • Non-Exchange/Microsoft members can participate
  • Create networks
  • Manage external network permissions
Email to Yammer
  • Finding target address
  • Email attachments
  • the double hyphen protocol
  • Handling forwarded messages
  • Email settings
Files in Yammer
  • Uploading files
  • Group files
  • Following files
  • “Official” files
  • Sharing files
  • Annotating files

Reset Office 365 password expiration policy

Office 365 help series – Password expiration policy

Office 365 Security

This guidance applies to Office 365 Enterprise, Office 365 Business Essentials or Office 365 Business Premium.

User passwords expire on a regular basis in Office 365. This setting is a default established by Microsoft when tenancies are established. If you are a Global Admins you can change the number of days before users are notified of password expiration. Password expiration policies can also be set so that passwords never expire.

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your account
  2. Go to the Office 365 admin center
  3. Go to <Support > PSecurity & Privacy>
  4. Find Password policy section and click <Edit>
  5. If you want user passwords to expire, type the number of days before the password should expire. Choose a number of days from 14 to 730.
  6. Type the number of days before users are notified that their password will expire, and then click <Save>. Choose a number of days from 1 to 30.

See Microsoft Office 365 Support page

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