Lync is an instant messaging and online conferencing application that allows all UConn Health entities and participating partners to communicate in new and exciting ways. Lync is a client application that can be installed on Windows PCs, MACs, and mobile devices. Collaborators without the client software can still attend online meetings by downloading and installing the free Lync Attendee client.
In addition to standard instant messaging, Lync also supports video and voice sessions, application and desktop sharing, participant polling, shared whiteboarding, and more. Lync integrates with the Outlook mail client and supports “presence awareness” which can display if you are in a meeting or available for collaboration. All UConn Health faculty, students, and staff are covered by our Microsoft Campus agreement so there is nothing to buy.
Think Lync could help you? If Lync is not yet installed on your machine you can install it using the links below. Need help getting started? Check out the training references below.
Getting Started with Lync:
NOTE: It’s important to keep in mind that your Lync sign in address is your email address and not your user ID.
Set up Lync 2013
Video: Sign in and get oriented in Lync 2013
Video: Change your picture in Lync 2013
Video: Set your conversation history in Lync 2013
Video: Set up your audio in Lync 2013
Video: Set up your video in Lync 2013
Presence, IM, and Contacts
Make Audio and Video Calls
Schedule, Join, and Conduct Lync Meetings
If you have any problems or questions, please contact the Help Desk at 679-4400.