Let people record their audio and video conferences


Skype for Business Online will be retired on July 31, 2021. If you haven't upgraded your Skype for Business Online users to Microsoft Teams before that date, they will be automatically scheduled for an assisted upgrade. If you want to upgrade your organization to Teams yourself, we strongly recommend that you begin planning your upgrade path today. Remember that a successful upgrade aligns technical and user readiness, so be sure to leverage our upgrade guidance as you navigate your journey to Teams.

Choose the default recording setting for a single user or everyone in your organization

An icon showing the Skype for Business logo. Using the Skype for Business admin center

  1. Go to admin center > Skype for Business, and then click Users.

  2. On the Users page, select the user or users from the list, and then click Edit.

  3. On the Options page, click Record conversations and meetings, and then click Save.

When recording is turned on, organizers or presenters can record a Skype for Business Online meeting or conference call. Turning recording on or off affects everyone in your organization.

Included in recordings Not included in recordings
Audio and HD video
PowerPoint and whiteboard presentations
Desktop or program sharing sessions
Shared OneNote pages
PowerPoint annotations
Shared files (attachments)

For details, see Lync recording save and publish and Lync recording manager.

Set up Skype for Business Online

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