Within the Skype for Business contact list you can sort your contacts, call them via double-click and see the presence state of each individual. Contacts are not added to the list automatically, but manually. Via OpenFederation of a plus tariff, contacts of other Skype for Business servers can be added easily. Furthermore the connection to Microsoft Outlook allows for the sharing of presence data with other contacts. If your colleague is occupied by an appointement marked in his Outlook calender, the state "occupied" is shown in Skype for Business as well.
-Right-click on the adding symbol Click on the Contacts.
-Click on Add a contact from my organisation and enter the respective name. -Enter the name of your contact in the search row.
⇒If your contact is already registered in your Outlook address book, it will now be displayed.⇒If Skype for Business is connected with Outlook, the contact will be displayed immediately.
-After a right-click on the contact choose Add to contacts and click on the desired contact list.-Click on the Plus symbol next to the contact to add him or her to your contact list.
⇒The contact is now listed.⇒The contact is now listed.
Alternatively you may enter the contact name right away into the search box of Skype for Business. If Skype for Business is connected with Outlook, the contact will be displayed and can be added with a right-click.
Add an external contact
-Right-click on the adding symbol Click on Contacts.
-Click on Add a contact outside my organisation and choose wether you would like to a add a contact from Skype, Skype for Business or another external source.-Enter the email address of your contact in the search row.
⇒If you would like to add a contact from another source, a pop-up opens.-Click onto the Plus symbol next to the contact to add him or her to your list.
-Enter all relevant contact information and add the contact to a group.⇒The contact ist now listed.
-Choose a relationship status to set your privacy settings for this specific contact.
⇒The contact is now listed.
Find more information about adding a contact in Skype for Business here.