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Video Call or Video Conference

For information on initiating a video call or video conference, select your version of Skype for Business (SFB).

Skype for Business is Secure

Our dedicated UH SFB servers provide encrypted and safe delivery of confidential data. With SFB, there is no need to forfeit the convenience of on-the-go communication because UIT also extends secure data transmission to mobile devices as well.

Best Practices for SFB Audio/Video Conferencing
Following are recommendations when using SFB for audio/video conferencing:

  • Mute your audio unless you are speaking.
  • If you have multiple people in the same room, have only one active audio device to prevent audio feedback.
  • If you are presenting information, open all files before the meeting begins.
  • The best screen resolution for sharing content is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Skype – A Popular, Less Secure Option to SFB

Skype is another well-known video conferencing software. Because Skype services are not managed by UIT, the transmission of sensitive and confidential data becomes a potential risk for the university. If you have a need to use Skype, there are 3 main considerations and concerns that should be addressed:

  • Always use the latest version of the Skype software.
  • Disable the ability to transfer files within Skype chats.
  • Disable the supernode component.
UIT recommends SFB be used instead of Skype whenever possible.

For Skype for Business (SFB) related questions or problems, send email to