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Skype for Business Federation

Skype for Business Federation is a function which allows Skype for Business users to communicate with others outside of their organisation.

All the features within Skype for Business at Exeter are available with these federated sites, for example, the presence indicator.

To connect to colleagues at these other sites, you need to know their full email address (for example -

The University of Exeter is currently Skype for Business federated with:

  • Falmouth University
  • FXPlus
  • University of Bath
  • Cornwall College

Exeter IT hopes to setup Skype for Business Federation with other universities that use Skype for Business/Lync soon:

  • University of Cardiff
  • University of Plymouth (UoP aim to have this set up by Dec 2015 as part of their own Office365 project)

We have also Federated with Skype, the consumer version of Skype for Business. For more details please see Skype and Skype for Business