How Does Microsoft Lync Work?

Microsoft Lync for Mac gives you integrated instant messaging, presence, conferencing and voice capabilities with just a few clicks. It is included in every purchase of Microsoft Office for Mac Standard 2011. The latest Lync for Mac was released in 2011 and called Lync for Mac 2011. It works with both Lync Server 2010 and Lync Online, helping Mac users:

  • Control Communication
  • Improve user productivity
  • Gain operational efficiencies and
  • Collaborate effectively

The instant messaging and presence features enable you to see who’s available from your contact list and their current status, such as whether they are available, on the phone or away from their desk, so you can determine the best way to communicate with them. You can also chat online and invite others to participate in your conversation. 

Lync for Mac 2011 also allows you to make audio and video calls from your computer. You can invite multiple contacts from your contact list to join a conversation or you can initiate an online meeting, inviting participants and uploading presentations and other visual materials quickly and easily.

To make things even simpler, Lync for Mac 2011 allows you to share your desktop, so others can see your desktop or presentation helping to facilitate meetings and improve collaboration among colleagues. It’s also possible to accept or reject an invitation directly from the meeting alert. And, as meeting organizer, you can monitor the meeting and see if your participants are having problems with their audio or sharing information.

Instead of making a phone call using a cell phone or telephone, you can use Lync for Mac to place calls and access various features during calls that streamline workflow for everyone. With Lync for Mac, you can use your Mac as a softphone, forwarding calls to various devices and numbers. When there’s an incoming call, it will ring on your Mac as well as your phone.

Lync for Mac is the ideal productivity and collaboration tool for businesses using Mac everywhere.


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