You will, however, need to unlock your computer to see a caller’s ID before answering calls.
Please see our Knowledge Base article for more information. KU has implemented "open federation," which means you can connect with other Skype for Business users at more than 800 institutions around the world that also have open federation.
If you're not sure if the other person's organization has open federation, contact them first by phone or email to ask.
With that being said, Skype for Business audio and video can work well over wireless networks given sufficient signal strength and available capacity.
Check our Knowledge Base article for more information on optimizing your wireless configuration.
If you want to hear notifications/rings and answer incoming calls when your computer is asleep or off, you'll need to set up simultaneous ring to ring another phone, such as your cell phone, or set call forwarding to send the call to another phone.
Skype-enabled desk-style phones will still ring when the connected computer is asleep.You have four options to retrieve voicemail: 1) Listen to the audio email attachment that is automatically sent to your email account in Outlook, 2) Call the Outlook Voice Access number (785-864-1900), 3) From the “Phone” tab on the Skype for Business/Lync interface, and 4) Use the Skype for Business mobile app.After you are enabled for Skype for Business phone service, you will receive a welcome email from Microsoft Outlook with a temporary PIN for your voice mail.MS Office 2013 is available to students for free and to faculty/staff for .95 through the KU Software Webstore. At this time, photos are not enabled in Skype for Business.The University is currently investigating potential options for photos in Skype for Business. We always recommend a wired connection instead of wireless, as it will provide a much more consistent and reliable experience with real-time audio and video applications.For faculty and staff workstations, your department's technology support staff should install the software component on your KU-issued computer.