Overview of Skype for Business

Show Menu:

  • Displays the main menu that allows you to perform various functions including signing in and signing out, updating your status, setting preferences and updating the default configuration, etc.

Presence Button/Indicator:

  • Indicates your current Presence Status (see Summary of Presence Indicators) and can be used to manually update your status, specify or create a location, and several other functions. The presence is something that is informed by Outlook calendar based on what events you have on during the day.

Availability Status:

  • Displays whether or not you are currently available.

Location Indicator:

  • Displays your current location (if a location has been specified).  Position your cursor over the Location indicator to display location text.

Type a Note:

  • Allows you to enter a Personal Note to be displayed to contacts.


  • Allows you to search for contacts by name, telephone number and email address.

Contact Lists:

  • Lists all your contacts, including recent contacts, and distribution lists or contact groups you have created.


  • Lists past conversations, missed messages.


  • Lists any meetings you have scheduled for the day, displaying Skype meetings in blue.

Further Assistance

If you require further information or assistance please contact the IT Help Desk on (08) 830 25000 or 1300 558 654.