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Queen's University
 

Comparison of Lync Clients

 

The table below is intended to provide a general description of Lync versions that are available to members of the Queen's community, and is not an exhaustive list of all Lync features. For a more comprehensive list, please see the Client Comparison Tables on the Microsoft website.

 

Lync Client Applies To Available Through Features
Lync 2013 Faculty and staff Part of Office 2013 suite
  • Desktop version of Lync that is distributed as part of Office 2013 Pro
  • Supports Instant Messaging, Presence, Meetings, and audio/video calls
  • Requires a Lync account. This is your Queen's netid@queensu.ca
  • Can be used by faculty, staff, grad students connecting to the Exchange server who use Outlook 2013 client for email
  • Can be used by students connecting to Office 365 who use the Outlook 2013 client for email
Lync Basic 2013 Faculty, staff, grad students, students Download from MyQueensU Software Centre
  • For use with Office 2010
  • Requires a Lync account. This is your Queen's netid@queensu.ca
  • Can be used by faculty, staff, grad students connecting to the Exchange server who use Outlook 2010 client for email
  • Can be used by students connecting to Office 365 who use the Outlook 2010 client for email
Lync Online Students who use Queen's email service on Office 365 Office 365
  • Available online to Office 365 subscribers
  • Provides IM, meetings, presence, contact information, phone and video calls
  • Requires a Lync account. This is your netid@queensu.ca
Lync Web App for Lync 2013 General public (Lync account is not required) A web browser
  • Receive a meeting invitation through email
  • Join a Lync Meeting from a browser
  • Can be used to invite people from outside your organization
  • Provides support for touchscreen devices (phones, tablets)
  • Does not require a Lync account
Lync for Mobile Clients General public (Lync account is required) Download from your device's app store
  • Versions available for many mobile devices
  • Check your device's app store (search for "Lync 2013")

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