Lync Online connects people everywhere as part of their everyday productivity experience. Lync provides a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, video and a great meeting experience. Lync enables instant messaging (IM) and voice calling with the hundreds of millions of people around the world who use Skype.
Lync Online Features
Get real-time presence information—including photos, availability status, and location—and enhanced instant messaging (IM) to connect efficiently and effectively.
Make voice calls through your computer to other Lync or Skype users in your organization or in other organizations that use Lync or Skype.
Create, moderate, and join pre-planned and on-the-fly audio, video, and web meetings with people inside and outside your organization.
Enhance online presentations with screen-sharing and virtual whiteboards.
Let customers participate in your Lync conference calls even if they are not Office 365 or Lync Online customers.
Connect with the outside world: Lync federation extends unified communications securely over the Internet to customers, suppliers, and partners using Lync or Skype.
Stay in touch anywhere: Lync enables users to communicate securely anywhere they have network connectivity, and automatically adapts to network conditions.
Use the device you want: Lync makes communicating easier with a consistent and familiar experience available on Windows PCs, Windows Phone, iOS, Mac, and Android smartphones. The new immersive Lync app for Windows 8 and Windows RT provides a seamless touch-first experience.
Communicate in the right way: Lync unifies voice and video calls, Lync Meetings, presence, and instant messaging (IM) in one easy-to-use client, making it simple to choose and switch between different forms of communication.
Take advantage of standards-based HDvideo: Lync uses open standards including H.264 SVC to provide a high-quality video experience on a wide range of devices.
Easily join meetings: Joining a Lync Meeting requires only a single touch or click on smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
Make virtual meetings more effective: See up to five meeting participants simultaneously with new multiparty HD video support. You can choose who to see or let Lync choose for you.
Extend Lync Meetings outside your organization with browser-based access: The Lync Web App allows PC and Mac users to join a Lync Meeting from a browser and delivers a full online meeting experience including IM, voice, multiparty video, data collaboration and sharing.
Take notes in OneNote: OneNote share allows users in to create and share OneNote digital meeting notes within Lync Meetings.
Quickly and intuitively find the best way to communicate: Quick Lync is a menu that appears over a contact in the Lync contact list and shows available communication modes.