Learn the differences between Microsoft Skype for Business and Google Meet and get best practices for collaboration at work or school.
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|In Skype for Business...
|Start a meeting
|Set up an online meeting in Microsoft Outlook
Schedule a video meeting in Calendar
|Join a meeting from your computer
|Join a meeting while on the go
Join a video meeting while on the go
If you don’t have a data network, you can call in to the meeting from a phone:
You can dial in during the scheduled meeting time in one of the following ways:
For details, visit Join a video meeting.
|Invite more people to a meeting
Add guests to a video meeting
For more details, see Add people to a video meeting.
|Send IMs during a meeting
Send chat messages during a video meeting
|Share your screen
|Record a meeting
|Take a poll
Launch a poll
For details, visit Conduct a poll during a video meeting.
|Use a whiteboard
Use a whiteboard
Tip: The Jamboard file will open in a new tab and a link is shared automatically via the in-call chat.
For details, visit Use a whiteboard in a video meeting.
|Raise your hand
|Choose your background effect
Change your background
For details, visit Change your background in a video meeting.
* Note: The instructions in this guide are primarily web only. Get switching information for mobile devices.
To set up Meet, or get troubleshooting help, try these guides instead:
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