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Microsoft Lync

Microsoft LyncMicrosoft Lync is an Instant Messaging and Audio/Visual Conference tool available to all faculty/staff on their office computers. Lync replaces Office Communicator, and provides these benefits:

  • Ability to send instant messages to any employee on campus.
  • Display your current availability and location.
  • Group contacts for easy access and navigation
  • Audio/Visual conferencing
  • Integrates with Outlook Calendars and notifications.
  • Share your screen and contents from your computer with other Lync participants.
  • Access your Unified Messaging Voicemail.
  • and more...

Access to Lync is automatically available to anyone with a University Exchange e-mail account. Employees without a University e-mail account may request separate Lync access (this is not automatically given). The Lync software is installed as part of any Office 2013 installation. Alternatively, a standalone Lync client can be installed by special request. Voicemail integration is only available for those using the Unified Messaging system (not the older NEAX system).

Getting Started

Getting Started

How to set up and use the major features of Lync, including Instant Messaging, adding contact, and setting personal preferences.


Sharing and Collaborating

Information on sharing your screen and content from your computer to other Lync participants.


Meetings and Conferences

Scheduling, accessing and conducting a meeting or conference through Microsoft Lync.

In-depth video tutorials can be found on

Microsoft Lync 2013 Training

Microsoft has produced the following Quick Reference guides for you to print, fold, and keep.

Further questions on accessing and using Microsoft Lync can be directed to IT Support.

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