aka: How to use multiple monitors in the Skype for Business client to split video and content streams during meetings like Lync Room Systems do.
So, I recently got asked by a client if it was possible to split the Video and Content in a meeting across two screens like in a Lync Room System and to be honest I’d never tried and thought it was not possible.
A quick look in the Skype4B client and even searching the Office forums has Microsoft reps suggesting this is not possible when indeed it is. So I’d figured I’d throw this up here for anyone else that thought, like I used to. That it couldn’t be done. (Proof , Mark my reply as useful so others see it)
Start/Join your meeting as usual and present/accept any content sharing. In this example I’m in the call with #NotPatRichard on the whiteboard but the concept is the same for a multiparty conference.
Image credit goes to Richard Brynteson
Once the session is started, you will see your avatar is displayed in the lower right corner of the screen (I need to update that picture, I don’t wear ties.)
If you hover your mouse over your icon (or of that who is speaking) the current avatar will drop down a bit and show a “pop out” icon. Click this to float the video gallery
You can now drag this to your second screen and click the Full Screen icons to expand the views
Tada! You now have the video on one screen and content on the other!
Hope this helps someone else.