How to schedule a Skype for Business meeting with Outlook 2016

Outlook 2016 supports the ability to schedule a Skype for Business meeting with co-workers and partners. Once scheduled, all relevant meeting information – including links to the Skype call – are embedded in the meeting invite.

To schedule a Skype for Business meeting on Outlook 2016, select Home > New Skype Meeting from the Calendar ribbon.

New Skype Meeting button

Complete the meeting invite, entering desired attendees, meeting subject, location and start/end times. You can enter more details about the meeting, such as its context or an agenda, in the body of the invite.

Meeting invite

Click Scheduling to open the Scheduling Assistant, which will help you find free time for all attendees.


When you’ve completed the invite, click Send to proceed.

At the appointed time, sign into Skype for Business to start your meeting.

Skype for Business

Select Meetings > Meet Now to proceed. Click Use the Skype for business (full audio and video experience) radio button, then OK to begin the call.

Use the Invite More People button to select additional attendees for your meeting.

If you notice any problems or if you need any help, please open a new support ticket from your HostPapa Dashboard. More details on how to open a support ticket can be found here.


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