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 on.
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.
UB faculty, staff and students are automatically provisioned for
Please note: No UBITName exception accounts will be created for Virtual Conference usage.
|Full Client||Mobile Client||Web App||Web Scheduler||Comments|
|Faculty and Staff||X||X||X||X||Maximum of 250 attendees (presenter + 249 others)|
|Students||X||X||X||X||Maximum of ten attendees (presenter + nine others)