If you’re on the road, or if you don’t have access to a computer, you can just call into the meeting with a phone.
You can also click Find a local number in the meeting request if you’re traveling. You only need a PIN if you are calling into the meeting as the presenter from a public or cell phone, or if the meeting is set with high security.
Otherwise you don’t need a PIN, just dial in and wait to get connected.
The programs that come in a free version are typically limited — recording only up to five minutes of video, for example. However, if you’re using Windows 8 you should double check that these plugins will work with new OS.
The one full-featured, completely free option we found is called, appropriately enough, Free Video Call Recorder for Skype from DVDVideo Soft.
The program creates MP4 files from your video calls and automatically saves it in the directory you choose.
A nifty hang-up feature automatically stops recording when the conversation ends.
The program saves videos as MP4 or WMV files suitable for sharing with others.
After recording a Skype call, you can use Vod Burner’s editing tools to trim the video, as well as add text captions, pictures, background music, and external video.
Most of the time, joining a Skype for Business meeting is as simple as clicking the meeting link.