- What is Lync Web App?
- Quick Start: Participate in online meetings with Lync Web App
- Connect to a Lync Meeting by phone with Lync Web App
- Supported Platforms for Lync Web App for Lync 2010
- Set Lync Web App options
What is Lync Web App?What is Lync Web App? Who is it for? What can it do? Where do I start? Top of Page. Lync Web App is designed mainly for external partners, such as salespeople, who are invited to Lync meetings, but it is also useful for employees who are not at their usual computer at meeting time, or have not yet upgraded to Lync During a meeting, Lync Web App provides many Lync features; these include meeting-wide instant messaging IMphone-based audio, file distribution, presenting with Microsoft PowerPoint presentation graphics program, and desktop and program sharing. Sharing and presenting features are dependent on permission levels set by the meeting organizer, so they may not be available. Only users with presenter privileges can share files and programs. The first time that you initiate a sharing session, you will be prompted to download the required sharing plug-in. Lync Web App cannot be used to schedule meetings or to exchange instant messages with individual meeting attendees. For a list of supported operating system and browser combinations, see Supported platforms for Lync Web App. Skip to main content. Expand your Office skills. Get new features first. Was this information helpful? Yes No. Any other feedback? How can we improve? Send No thanks. Thank you for your feedback! It sounds like it might be helpful to connect you to one of our Office support agents.
Quick Start: Participate in online meetings with Lync Web App
Keep in touch and stay productive with Teams and Officeeven when you're working remotely. Lync Web App will launch automatically when you click the Join Lync Meeting link in the meeting invitation. Type your name in the text box to sign in as a guest, or click Sign in if you are an Office user to sign in to Office In the dialog box that displays a choice to run or save the plug-in file, click Runand follow the prompts to install the plug-in. Your workplace technical support might have more details. In the Join Meeting Audio dialog box, click Have the meeting call me to enter a phone number where the conference can call you. Or, if the meeting request includes call-in details, click I will dial in to the meeting and call one of the phone numbers listed in the request. Learn more. Expand your Office skills. Get new features first. Was this information helpful? Yes No. Any other feedback? How can we improve? Send No thanks. Thank you for your feedback! It sounds like it might be helpful to connect you to one of our Office support agents. Contact Support.
Connect to a Lync Meeting by phone with Lync Web App
In my post on MindLink Anywhere last week, I mentioned that one big value-add from the software was its ability to work on Linux. Options for accessing Lync services on Linux are limited. Lync Server is intended for Windows Servers. Which makes sense, honestly — Unified Communications hooks into Exchange and SharePoint, also Windows-platform servers. If Lync ran on Linux, it would do so in an underperforming state, users unable to take full advantage of its capabilities. Fortunately, this does not mean Linux users are completely in the cold! Sadly, there is no native Lync client for the Linux desktop. You must use third-party products to connect with Lync. Only a couple of them exist as yet. Judging from my research, the most popular choice is Pidgin. Makes sense — one of the most reliable, full-featured IM platforms on Linux. Adding Lync to Pidgin? Just one more service. No matter the method, you may have to deal with limitations when using Lync through Pidgin. Commenters have claimed everything from having to manually add contacts, to voice and video chat not working. Another third-party client usable for Lync on Linux is Wync, made by Fisil. Wync is actually designed to work with Lync, and Fisil does offer support. I was only able to test it out briefly, but Wync was stable and made clear calls. Tested on Ubuntu bit desktop. Silverlight is Windows-only. But there is a Linux version of Silverlight, called Moonlight. However, expect a very limited experience on a Linux desktop if it works at all.
Supported Platforms for Lync Web App for Lync 2010
Provides all the details you need to join a Lync Meeting, plus in-context troubleshooting tips. If Lync is installed on your computer but the meeting opens in Lync Web App, it usually means that Internet Explorer is not your default browser. The Lync Web App plug-in is required for meeting audio, video, and screen sharing. Make sure your browser is set up to allow downloads and the downloading of encrypted files. When I join the meeting, I get an error message, or I keep getting kicked out and asked to rejoin. If the meeting request is from someone outside your company, sign out of Lync and join the meeting again as a guest. Learn more. Look for the link in the meeting request you received from the organizer. You can connect to the meeting audio by phone if the meeting request contains information similar to this:. This is a known issue on Windows 8. See Download and install drivers. Try the following suggestions to resolve the problem. After each suggestion, check to see if your device is working before moving on to the next one. Low audio quality might happen for different reasons. Try the following suggestions as appropriate:. Skip to main content. What does this guide do? Who is it for? Anyone who wants to join a Lync Meeting. Keep in mind: To join a Lync Meeting, you need to have received a Lync Meeting request, usually sent in email. How does it work? Estimated time of completion: minutes. How do you want to join the Lync Meeting? Computer or laptop. Smartphone or tablet. Call in by phone. Troubleshoot meeting join. Click Join Lync Meeting. The meeting opened in Lync Web Access instead of in the desktop version of Lync.