Lync 2013

Lync 2013 streamlines communications for users, gives organizations the flexibility and control they need to better manage their communications infrastructure, and provides an extensible platform for communications-enabled business processes.

Here’s some general functions of Lync 2013.

Let other people know what you’re up to today:

In the Lync main window, click in the “What’s happening today?” box above your name, and then type a note, such as “Working in Chicago Office” or “Leaving at 3 p.m. today.” You can change the note as often as you’d like.

Change Your Presence:

In the Lync main window, click the availability menu under your name, and then select a different status, such as Be Right Back. Presence is used to advise users of your current status.


The following table describes the presence status that other people see for you and what each status means.


Create a Contact Group:

Use groups to organize your contacts.

1. From the Lync contact window, right click on an existing contact group.


2. From the shortcut menu, select Create New Group.

3. Enter group name and press ENTER key.

Start an Instant Message:

1. Locate the person you want to send an instant message. 

2. To start an instant message, double-click on the contact’s name or hover over their picture (as seen below) and click the Instant Message button.


3. Type your message at the bottom of the conversation window.

4. To send, press ENTER key.

Share Screen:

It just takes a couple of clicks to share your screen with someone in another location.

1. From the conversation window, click on the presentation (monitor) icon.


2. Now, determine if you want to share your desktop, share a program or PowerPoint presentation. Do one of the following:


Click Desktop. A prompt will appear letting you know people will see everything on your screen. If you have confidential information you don’t want people to see, close windows or share program instead.

Click Program, and then select the specific program(s) or file(s).


Click PowerPoint, then select the file.

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