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How to join Lync / Skype for Business meeting using Web App as a Guest

Have to attend a meeting? Do not have the Skype for Business (SfB) Client? You can use the Web App Instead.

If you are an existing user of SfB and have the client installed on your local machine, on clicking the conference link provided to you in the email, you will be directed to the below pop-up window. It asks you to launch the SfB application or ‘Do nothing’. Please click Launch Application if you have the client installed and want log in using your credentials.

If you have to sign in on Skype for Business as a guest,

Click ‘Do Nothing’.

Sign in on Skype for Business as a guest

Sign in on Skype for Business as a guest

Now you will be directed to a page as shown below. Click on Join using Lync Web App instead.

Join using Lync/Skype for Business Web App

Join using Lync/Skype for Business Web App

If this is the first time that you are trying to join a SfB/ Lync meeting using a web browser you will have to follow the steps mentioned below:

Join a Skype for Business/ Lync meeting

Join a Skype for Business/ Lync meeting

  • To download the plug-in click on the Hyper-link text ” Lync Web App plug-in” in the 1st point.
  • This will trigger the plug-in download. You can save the file in desired location on the Machine. Once the download is complete, run the file and install the plug-in.
  • Return to the browser, click “Join the Meeting” text and Web App will open in a new window
    There is a pop up window as shown below:

Now, click Launch Application.

 Launch Skype for Business Application

Launch Skype for Business Application

The application starts in a new window. Please enter the name in the text field and click on the Join the meeting.

Enter the name in Skype for Business WebApp

Enter the name in Skype for Business WebApp

There will be an alert stating that the domain wants to load a plug-in that will let you participate in audio and video conferencing and will also let you present your screen to others.

Skype for Business Web App Plugin

Skype for Business Web App Plugin

Please select Allow.

You are now logged into the SfB meeting! Happy Conferencing!!

 

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