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Virtual Conference for IT Staff

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.

Installation & Licensing

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.



User Account Provisioning

Recommendations for Your Constituents

UBIT recommends using the Skype for Business 2016 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 2016.


Lync 2016 is recommended for UB students, faculty and staff using Macintosh.


There is no Linux client; use Web Scheduler in conjunction with the  Web App.


Instructions and links to download Skype for Business.

UB faculty, staff and students are automatically provisioned for Skype for Business accounts.

Please note: No UBITName exception accounts will be created for Virtual Conference usage.

  • Faculty and Staff – Full access to all Skype for Business clients (workstation, mobile, Web). Meetings limited to 250 attendees (one presenter + 249 others).
  • Students – Full access to all Skype for Business clients (workstation, mobile, Web). Meetings limited to ten attendees (one presenter + nine others). Students cannot record Skype for Business sessions.

Contact the UBIT Help Center

Have a UBITName? You may also use the UBIT Help Center Online (login required).

(xxx) xxx-xxxx
Use your email, if known