In Skype for Business you can add all your important contacts to Favorites. To add a person to Favorites right click a contact’s name and choose ‘Add to favorites’. Skype for Business automatically adds people you contact most often to this group in order to provide you with a quick access, which basically makes your life easier :)
For instance, we decided to make John a Favorite:
Now John is in our Favorites:
Also, to fill the groups you can use the special ‘Add a contact’ button. You’ll see a context menu with a list of options.
The first item ‘Add a Contact in My organization’ allows you to add any person to ‘Favorites’, keep in mind that it searches the contacts that are located on your organization’s server. Any searched contact can be added from a context menu the same way we described above.
The second item ‘Add a Contact Not in My Organization’ allows you to add people from outside the server. For example, you can add your partners (item ‘Skype for Business’), clients, friends, and family members who use ‘regular’ Skype: they can only be searched by email address. In the same window you can choose the group where they can be saved in and also set the security level.
Then we move these contacts to ‘Favorites’:
Using only favorite contacts is not that handy. Sometimes you may need to create and name a group of contacts, for example, for a specific project, which we will dedicate our next tip to.
Now we would like to introduce to you the ‘Favorites’ inset in EasyLy. With the help of which you can put contacts which could come in handy in order. Not only you can send a message with one click, but also create templates for a specific contact, see a colleague’s calendar with your cursor, set a reminder for when he/she appears online, and much more. This is how we see the ‘Favorites’ inset:
After you install EasyLy, the contacts that you added as favorites in Skype for Business will automatically transfer. To add a new contact to ‘Favorites’ just click the button.
This will open a window to add contacts:
Put a check mark on the left of the contact, press ‘Ok’ and you’re done!
Add contacts you need to stay in touch with. Point your cursor on the contact’s name and pick an option: chat (conversation history is saved, by the way, unlike in Skype for Business ;) ), send message templates, call, start video conferences:
If the contact is offline, click the bell to set a reminder for when he/she appears online notifying you of what exactly wanted to do in case you forget.
By directing your cursor on the contact’s photograph you can look through their pop-up calendar:
You can rename a group or add a new one.
To rename a group, simply click left the name, delete the old one and enter the new one, then press Enter or click anywhere else on the screen and the name will be saved.
You can create a subgroup within a group. Just check the required colleagues in the window where you add contacts:
Click ‘OK’ and:
You create a subgroup where you can start a group chat or phone/video conference with participants – direct a cursor on a subgroup’s name and pick what you need. If you click right, you can send an email to all members or set a meeting.
To delete a contact or a subgroup choose the ‘Remove button’ in the menu that pops up when you right click.
You can create more groups. Click right anywhere on the inset and choose ‘Add new group’.
This way you can add a new group where you can do everything we’ve described above. =)