ATOI365D#Office365Challenge Now that we have the basics out of the way (menus and contacts), we’ll take a look at using Skype for Instant Messaging.

Day:  309 of 365, 56 left
Tools:  Office 365, Skype for Business
Description:  Instant Messaging with Skype for Business
Audience:  All


Related Posts:  Skype for Business User Interface (I covered all buttons and menus to get you started) as well as Finding and Adding Contacts in Skype for Business where we covered the contacts.

Start Chatting:

  1. Find the contact
  2. Type the message in the text box
  3. Press send or Enter


Format messages:

Use CTRL+B, U, I for basic formatting or right-click on the test to format font, size and colours:


Attach Files:

To attach a file is really easy, click on the paperclip, search for the file and attach. In the screenshot below you’ll see what it looks like when you send or receive files. You can also attach files by dragging them into the text box area.

Note:  I was not able to send files to normal Skype users from my Skype for business account.


At any time you can change you Instant Message to a phone or video call by clicking on the buttons below the text box area.

See you tomorrow when we’ll look at doing Audio and Video Calls with Skype for Business.

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.
Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.