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How do I share a file in a Skype for Business (Lync) meeting/webinar?

You can share a file with multiple people in an online meeting or webinar by adding an attachment that other participants can download and view.
Additional information:There are certain limits that apply when transferring files via Skype for Business (Lync).
  • File size is limited to less than 30MB.
  • File transfers that exceed 10 minutes may fail.
The following file types are BLOCKED from transfer via Lync at Deakin: .ade .adp .app .asp .bas .bat .cer .chm .cmd .com .cpl .crt .csh .exe .fxp .grp .hlp .hta .inf .ins .isp .its .js .jse .ksh .lnk .mad .maf .mag .mam .maq .mar .mas .mat .mau .mav .maw .mda .mdb .mde .mdt .mdw .mdz .msc .msi .msp .mst .ocx .ops .pcd .pif .pl .pnp .prf .prg .pst .reg .scf .scr .sct .shb .shs .tmp .url .vb .vbe .vbs .vsd .vsmacros .vss .vst .vsw .ws .wsc .wsf .wsh

To attach a file to an online meeting

  1. Start with an active Skype for Business (Lync) online meeting/webinar.
  2. Click the Present icon.

    shows the Present icon.
  3.  Select Add Attachments...
  4.  Browse and select the file to attach, then click Open.

    The attachment will be shown to all participants in the meeting/webinar.
  5. Click the Permissions button to change who can download the file.

    Click the Permissions button

To open attachments in an online meeting

  1. When a new file is attached, click the Open button in the banner.

    - OR -  

    Click the Present icon - the icon will show a highlight if there are attachments available.

  2. Select Manage Attachments.
  3. Click the Open button to download and open an attachment.

    Click the Open button
  4. Click the More button and select Save As to save the file to your computer.

    Click the More button and select Save As

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