Finding Skype contacts outside of Northwestern in Skype for Business (Lync)
If you use Windows Skype for Business, you can connect over the Internet with consumer Skype users simply by searching for their contact.
- In the Skype for Business search box, type a name, IM address, email address, Microsoft account, or Skype phone number.
- As you type, search results will start appearing and the tabs will change from Groups, Status, Relationships, and New to My Contacts and Skype Directory.
- Knowing a Skype ID and location helps narrow searches quickly, as well as searching by email address or Microsoft account (e.g., JohnDoe@outlook.com).
The consumer Skype Directory does not include Skype for Business users from other domains; it only includes consumer Skype users.