Business Applications

Skype Connectivity with Skype For Business (Lync)

Communicate with Skype Users with Microsoft Skype for Business
This document shows users how to use instant messaging, audio calls, and presence information to communicate with Skype users while using Microsoft Skype for Business (and vice-versa). As of November 2014, Microsoft announced that the “Lync” application would be named “Skype for Business” instead. The name change will be formally applied in early 2015.
 
Microsoft Skype for Business supports connectivity with Skype. This connectivity allows Skype for Business users add Skype contacts by using the Skype user’s Microsoft Account (MSA).Skype users can also add Skype for Business users to their contacts list. Skype for Business and Skype users will be able to communicate using instant messaging, see each other’s presence, and initiate audio calls.
 
Microsoft Accounts (MSA)
If you use an email address and password to access services such as Microsoft OneDrive, Windows Phone, Microsoft Xbox LIVE online game service, Microsoft Outlook client, Microsoft's Hotmail or Windows Live Messenger, you already have a Microsoft Account. If you also have a Skype account, its easy set up single sign-on to access a variety of additional applications and services, including Skype for Business-to-Skype voice calls, etc.
To set up a Microsoft account, see the Microsoft account sign-up page.
 
 
 
Using Skype with Skype for Business
If users sign in to Skype with a Microsoft account, they may use Skype to communicate with their non-Skype contacts who are using Skype for Business (and vice-versa). For instructions on how to link your Skype and MSA accounts, go to the Skype Support Page.
 
Note: Be sure to link your Skype account to an MSA. A Skype account that is not linked to an MSA will not be able to communicate with Skype for Business users.
 
For the full article, please follow this link. It will take you to the UWC Knowledge Database article on Skype Connectivity.

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Microsoft has recently announced the ability to connect Skype with Skype for Business (Lync) users. This document will show users how to add contacts and use Skype with Skype for Business.

Office 365 Training & Support

For support with Office 365 there is an FAQ with information on how to get started.  Also, here are some links that will be very useful in learning about mail, calendaring, Lync, OneDrive and more.  You will still use your desktop version of Outlook when in your office, but when away from your workstation Office 365 is your tool.  

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Office 365 is now available to all faculty and staff. Check out the information here to learn more.

Microsoft Home Use Program

HUP Eligibility

In order to place an order for HUP, you must:

 Be an active employee of UW Colleges or UW Extension.
 Have a valid UW Colleges or UW-Extension email address.
 Know the company’s Program Code.
 Use an accepted form of payment.

Please also note:

 Eligible customers are allowed to purchase ONE license of either Office Professional Plus or Office for Mac.
 The functionality of the products available matches those of retail versions and provide all the benefits you would receive if you bought it at the store.
 Your right to use this software is tied to UW Colleges & Extension’s continued Software Assurance coverage and your continued employment with UW Colleges or UW-Extension. Your IT staff will notify you if the Software Assurance coverage expires.

See the information in this document for information on how to access the Microsoft HUP Web Site and how to order the software.

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Microsoft offers a Home Use Program (HUP) that allows employees to get the latest version of Microsoft Office Professional Plus on their home computer through a low-cost download. This program will include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, InfoPath, and Lync.

Microsoft Windows 7 & 8

Windows 7

Windows 7 Quick Guide

Snipping Tool - This allows you to capture screen shots and paste them into other documents.

Aero Peek - Temporarily view the Desktop using this tool.

Aero Shake - Need to wade through a bunch of open windows on the desktop?  Do the "Shake."

Pinning Programs - Putting shortcuts to programs in convenient locations in Windows 7.

 

Windows  8

Windows 8 Quick Guide

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Windows 7 and 8 are now of interest as most UWC and UWEX users have Windows 7 on their workstations and some are getting Windows 8. Here are some documents, links and tools that might be of interest.

Qualtrics

Qualtrics is a web-based survey service that is available for use by all UW-Colleges and Extension faculty, staff and students.You can use the software to create and share surveys, collect data, and produce reports.

Our Qualtrics site can be found at: https://uwex.qualtrics.com. Enter your UW-Colleges and Extension username and your network password. The first time you login, you will be asked to create an account.

Are you using Qualtrics for a research project (a systematic investigation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge)?  All research conducted by UWC and Extension faculty, staff or students must first be approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). 

For Colleges: Email irb-admin@uwc.edu or visit http://uwc.edu/employees/academic-resources/irb for more information.

For Extension: Visit http://www.uwex.edu/secretary/human-subjects.html

What is Qualtrics?

Training Resources

How To: A Guide to Using Qualtrics (ebook)

Learning Qualtrics in 5 Steps (video)

Qualtrics Survey Software: Handbook for Research Professionals (ebook)

Qualtrics - View Results and Reports (KnowledgeBase article)

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Qualtrics is a web-based survey service that is available for use by all UW-Colleges and Extension faculty, staff and students.

SharePoint for Users and Site Owners

The video linked here is an introduction to SharePoint for end users. Also covered were some of the more important common tasks for site owners. Check out the video here. It seems to work best in Firefox or Internet Explorer. 

Documentation

 

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Interested in learning more about SharePoint? An archived version of a recent web training on SharePoint is available. Also available are several documents, mostly for SharePoint owners to be used in managing their SharePoint sites.

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