Lync is the primary client software for Microsoft's Lync Server. It provides presence, contact management, instant messaging (IM), conferencing, and screen-sharing features. Many of these features are available with video capabilities, as well; like for the IM and conferencing tools.
What are the benefits to me of having Microsoft Lync?
- This tool will enable IM chatting and video conferencing with other faculty and staff at CCS.
- You are take advantage of screen sharing capabilities with our HelpDesk or your colleagues
You can schedule or participate in Lync meetings. If your system
has a webcam your colleagues can see you (and you can see them). This is
a particularly helpful tool when trying to arrange meetings with people
spread throughout different physical locations in our district.
Windows 7 or 8- If Lync is loaded on your computer, you should be
able to type Lync into the search field under your start button and
- If it is not yet on your computer, you can load it through the Software Center.
Other devices we have gotten to work with Lync, but we do not have installation or connection instructions available yet
- Mac OS X (Lion and above) – Call the HelpDesk at a time when you have about 15 minutes to work through the installation process with us.
- Apple iOS – iPad and iPhone
- Android phone
- Windows 7 or 8- If Lync is loaded on your computer, you should be able to type Lync into the search field under your start button and launch it.
How do I learn more about Lync?
We will try to answer your questions about Lync, but remember it is a powerful tool that those of us in the Information Technology department are still learning how to use.
Microsoft has some good training materials on Lync for your reference. A few of the best are: