November 2013 Update for the Lync 2013 Desktop Client

Nikolay Muravlyannikov, Lync Program Manager IIDebbie Arbeeny, Lync Program Manager IITim Woo, Lync Technical Product Manager In the November Update for the Lync 2013 Desktop Client, the Lync team is pleased to introduce several new features to enhance your Lync experience. These were created based on the feedback we received from our partners and customers through…

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The new and improved Contact List

Introducing the new and improved Contact List The contact list is one of the most important components of the Lync experience. In the latest version of Lync, we have made a bunch of enhancements to the contact list to help you stay connected your contacts. One of the first things you’ll notice after installing Microsoft…

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Lync 2013 Mobile Apps Available for Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad and Android

By Jason Lewis, Program Manager, Lync Mobile Team Last month at Lync Conference we showed our Lync 2013 mobile clients and shared that the apps for Windows Phone and iOS would be available in March. Today, I’m excited to share that the Windows Phone app is available today and that the app for iPhone and…

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Lync 2013 Contact List Enhancements

The contact list is one of the most beloved features in Lync.  In every release, the goal is to improve and optimize its user experience to meet user needs.  In this post, I will cover the most notable enhancements made to the contact list in Lync 2013 and also provide some insights on why these…


Welcome to the New Lync Team Blog!

We have found our new home on TechNet!  This blog is still your source for great information on all Lync Client products directly from the Lync Client engineering team.  All the articles that were hosted on our old blog site have been migrated over so you can find and reference that content.  Expect new articles…

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Presenting your Screen with Lync 2013

In Lync 2013, as with the rest of the content, you can find program, monitor and desktop sharing options under the monitor icon. Here you can initiate a new session or quickly switch to recently presented content, listed conveniently in the same menu under Presentable Content. You can also Show the Stage if you want…


Client Side Recording: Lync 2013

Meeting recordings are a core component of Microsoft’s Unified Communications solution. They have a rich legacy in Microsoft’s conferencing products and service offerings and fulfill a key requirement for many companies and individuals. Generally speaking, recording consists of enabling a meeting participant to capture the information and activity in a meeting in a format that…

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Microsoft Lync 2010 Frequently Used Keyboard shortcuts

Below are the shortcut keys that can be used irrespective of which window has focus. Table 1: Global Hotkeys   Shortcut key Description Windows Key + Q Brings Lync main window to foreground Windows Key + A Accept an incoming toast invitation Windows Key  + X Declines toast invitation and change your status to ‘Do…

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Persistent Chat Room Management: Creating a Chat Room

Now that you know the power of chat rooms. It is time to create one. Creating one will allow you to collaborate with the people who are important to you. You will be able to create a chat room if your Lync policy allows this. This policy is usually setup by the LYNC administrator. Creating…


Take Back Your Presence

Remember when presence was an indicator of your availability to communicate?   It was empowering to know that you could control interruptions and be ready to collaborate with others if they needed you.    Fast forward to the era of…Perma-Busy!   I am not really sure how it came to be, but a growing number of people are…

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