Skype for Business can be used by all employees at AU. On most computers, it is already installed and ready for use.
Skype for Business is a valuable tool for virtual meetings in small groups and can also be used for telephony, chat and screen sharing.
Microsoft Teams is part of the Office 365 package and allows you to hold meetings and chat/conduct conversations with each other.
Teams can be used to work together in a department/unit or on a project where you can chat, conduct conversations, hold virtual meetings and share files with each other.
In the current situation, the virtual meeting room facilities are under pressure. The virtual meeting rooms (Vmeet) should therefore only be used if no other options are available.
In connection with all other virtual meetings, we recommend to use Skype for Business. Our Skype for Business solution does not have a capacity limit as long as the number of participants in the individual meeting does not exceed 250.
You can use VPN to access some of AU’s services from home even though these services are usually only available when you are on the university’s network.
When you log on to the virtual private network (VPN), it’s like working on a computer at AU: you have the same level of protection. In other words, your internet connection is encrypted, which makes it invisible to anyone who might want to intercept your data.
To academic staff
To administrative staff