Microsoft Lync

What is Microsoft Lync?

The Microsoft Lync, formerly known as Office Communicator, is an instant messaging (IM) client used for Microsoft Lync Server and Lync Online, which is available for Microsoft Office 365; there is also a version for Mac, called Lync for Mac, plus mobile versions for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. As an instant messaging client, Lync replaces the defunct Windows Messenger that was used for the Microsoft Exchange Server, and is an application targeted for enterprise uses. Microsoft Lync, first known as Microsoft Office Communicator 2007, was first released in Office 2007’s complete package, although it was rebranded to its current name in 2009. It is a subscription-based service.

Microsoft Lync also contains features of the deprecated Microsoft Office Live Meeting, and although Microsoft currently still supports Live Meeting, its users are instructed to transition to Microsoft Lync Online, which would most likely replace most of Live Meeting’s functions and take over its user base.

Microsoft Lync enables voice and video chat, rich media presentations like Windows Media and Flash, VoIP, handout distribution (i.e. file transfers among participants), video conferencing, instant messaging, and the like, and some advanced features and utilities that are meant to integrate into other Microsoft products.

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File types supported by Microsoft Lync

Our users primarily use Microsoft Lync to open these file types:

About file types supported by Microsoft Lync

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