Lync client software
There are different versions of the Lync client depending
on your platform (Windows, Mac, etc) and requirements. The
different versions are explained below:
- Lync Client - Windows (YSJ Users only)
- Lync Web App (Browser based client)
- Lync Client - OS X
- Lync Client - Mobile devices (Android, Windows Phone, iOS)
Lync Client (Full) - Windows (YSJ
The Windows Lync client offers the best functionality and
is available on all campus PC's.
The Lync client is available to download for free from
Microsoft's website. As long as you have an Internet
connection and a YSJ email address your Lync client will connect to
our servers on campus. Choose the required Client depending
on your Operating System. You can find out if you have a 32
or 64 bit OS by pressing the Windows key + Break key
together. This will launch the System Properties windows and
display the System type.
2013 Client 32-bit
2013 Client 64-bit
The first time you launch the Lync client you will be asked
for your "Sign-in address", this is your YSJ email address.
You'll then be prompted to enter your YSJ password.
Lync Web App (Browser based client)
Lync Web App for Lync 2013 is a browser-based meeting client
that you use to join Lync Meetings. You can’t
schedule a meeting from Lync Web App, but can only join a Lync
Meeting that was scheduled using either Microsoft Outlook. You
don’t need to download and install Lync Web App before a Lync
Meeting. Instead, when you click the Join Lync
Meeting link in a meeting invitation,
Lync Web App will open automatically if:
- the computer you’re using for a Lync Meeting doesn’t have Lync
- you’re using a Macintosh computer
Lync Web App for Lync 2013 makes joining a Lync Meeting quick
and simple. When you click the URL for a Lync Meeting from the
meeting invitation, the Lync Web App window opens. Enter your name
in the text box and select Join the
meeting. See Join
a Lync Meeting from Lync Web App to learn about the different
ways in which you can join a meeting.
Depending on how the meeting organizer has set up the meeting,
you’ll either enter the meeting right away, or wait in the meeting
lobby until the organizer or a presenter admits you.
After you enter the meeting, you’ll be able to use all the
convenient features of the Lync
Web App meeting room.
Lync Client - OS X
The best Lync experience is with the Windows client however a
Lync client for Mac is available as part of "Office for Mac
2011". Alternatively you can download it from this
Lync Client - Mobile devices (Android, Windows Phone, iOS)
Mobile clients are now fully featured,
including video conferencing and voice calls. Previously they
were limited to the IM and presence functions.
Lync for Mobile allows you to maintain your
presence wherever you are through your Windows Phone, iPad, iPhone
or Android device.
Mobile clients are free and can be found in
as appropriate for your device.