Skype for Business Download

Download and Install Information

For Macintosh:

For Macintosh desktop and laptop computer users, Skype for Business is called “Lync”. Microsoft is in the process of rebranding the application on Mac computers from Lync to Skype. You may notice as updates are pushed out to your Mac that the Lync application changes names to Skype for Business. This is to be expected. The application will work the same.

 For a Macintosh computer, follow the link below:

Download Lync Client for MAC (2011)


It is recommended, after you install Lync 2011 for MAC, that you also install the March 2015 (KB3037358) and July 2015 (KB3074981) updates in that order.

For IPhone & IPad:

You may go to the ITunes store and install the Skype for Business app.

For PC (Windows):

 Follow the link below to download Skype for Business. The download will have a 32-bit and 64-bit executable file. Be sure to choose the proper version depending on your PC. During installation, please follow all prompts to insure proper installation.

Download Skype for Business (Windows)


Skype for Business is not supported on Windows XP or Vista Operating Systems.

When searching to locate the type of Operating System on your computer go to the Start menu, Control Panel & System. Under the title "System" your "System type" should be indicated as either a 32-bit or a 64-bit (as shown below).

For Android Phone & Tablet:

You may go to the Google Play Store and install the Skype for Business app.

Skype for Business Support

Videos and Links

If you have trouble installing or signing into Skype for Business, please contact Helpdesk at 409-772-5200. If you have trouble signing into a Skype meeting space, please contact your course tech support or your instructor.


Setting up VPN on your computer is not necessary to use Skype for Business.

Video Tutorials

Microsoft Lync 2013 / Skype For Business Help Videos

Other Links

Skype for Business Support (UTMB)
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