Skype for Business

How do you change your status on Skype?

Click your photo, click the Available drop-down arrow below your name, and then click the status you want to show other people. To revert from the status you set and have Skype for Business automatically update your status, click Automatic.

How do you set your location in Skype for business?

To set the location name that appears next to your photo:

1. On the Skype main window, click Set Your Location to the right of your photo area.
2. In the text box that opens up, type a descriptive location name , such as “Home”, “Room N0.312”, “Building N”.
3. Click anywhere outside the location text box to save your changes.

How do you create a group on Skype?

To create a new contact group:

1. At the bottom left of the Skype window, click the Skype icon and select Contact Groups > New Contact Group...
2. The Create Group window opens.
3. Type a name for your new group and click Create. You can now add your contacts to this group.

Can not login at Skype for Business

Make sure you login with the following credentials:
For example

You will be asked once to verify your account with a MFA security code.

Be noticed, once you logged in Skype for Business will automatically start when your start up your laptop.
Skype for Business will only start locally on your laptop, not in Citrix.

Out of office necessary in Skype?

If you have an out of office reply set on your Outlook or Office 365 email, it will also be displayed in Skype for Business.

Can Skype for business connect to the normal Skype?

The process of connecting with a Skype user is the same as in Skype - first you must send a request to connect with the contact.
Once they accept this request, you can then use Skype for Business to communicate via instant message or video chat.

Source: ICT Support