Microsoft Skype for Business is an instant messaging tool, but it is also much, much more. This application facilitates voice and video calling and recording, but also some powerful collaborative features such as screen and program sharing. Over the span of 12 modules students will learn the ins and outs of Skype for Business with the Core Essentials course. The modules cover the basics, presence and location, contacts, alerts, instant messages, audio and video calls, Skype for Business meetings, presenting with Skype for Business, advanced settings, and using Skype for Business on the notification area.