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Lync: Getting Started

Microsoft Lync is standard with an Office 2013 installation on your Office PC. A separate client has to be installed for Macs with Outlook 2011 installed, or anyone who does not wish to have Office 2013 installed on their computer. Once installed, you will be able to use the software to communicate with other employees at the University.

Lync Accounts

Lync accounts are automatically created for anyone with a University e-mail address. If you do not have such an e-mail account you must contact IT Support for your Lync account to be created. If you have previously used Office Communicator, you will be able to access Lync without the need for a new account.

Getting Started

The following pages guide you through the basic processes of using Microsoft Lync.

Anatomy of Lync

There are a lot of different components to Lync. This visual guide will show you where each component can be found on the main Lync screen.Lync Anatomy

  1. Your Name
  2. Availability Status
  3. Location (PC Only)
  4. Personal Message
  5. Contact List
  6. Conversations
  7. Phone (not in use)
  8. Upcoming Appointments (Exchange Account holders only)
  9. Options
  10. Main Menu (File, View, etc.)
  11. Contacts Search
  12. Sort contacts by Contact Group
  13. Sort contacts by Availability status
  14. View people who have added you as a contact (if they don't already appear in your Contacts List)
  15. Add Contact
  16. Contact Group
  17. Individual Contact

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