UB faculty and staff use Microsoft Lync to conduct and
participate in virtual classes, meetings and conferences. Lync is a
valuable resource for bringing in outside companies to assist with
troubleshooting and remote support.
Lync is licensed by the university and available to departments
for use on UB-owned computers. Learn
how to order.
In order to ensure the best user experience, the following
registry key can be applied during deployment. It will force
clients to download the address book immediately when they sign
Lync Recommendations for Your Constituents
CIT recommends using the Lync 2013 client for UB students,
faculty and staff using Windows. The client is available as a
standalone component and does not require upgrading to MS Office
Lync 2011 is recommended for UB students, faculty and staff
There is no Linux client; use Lync Web Scheduler in conjunction
with the Lync Web App.
and links to download Lync.
UB faculty, staff and students are automatically provisioned for
Please note: No UBITName exception accounts will be created
for Virtual Conference usage.
- Faculty and Staff – Full access to all Lync clients
(workstation, mobile, Web). Meetings limited to 250 attendees (one
presenter + 249 others).
- Students – Full access to all Lync clients
(workstation, mobile, Web). Meetings limited to ten attendees (one
presenter + nine others). Students cannot record Lync