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Virtual Conference (Lync)

Virtual Conference

UB faculty, staff and students initiate and conduct virtual conferences, classes or meetings using the Microsoft communication tool, Lync, in conjunction with audio and video hardware. Learn about installing and using Lync and how to effectively conduct your meeting.

Lync is a free download for UB students, faculty and  staff. There is no charge for using Lync. Official volunteers (those paid by sources other than UB) are not licensed to use Lync at UB.

Lync Restrictions

UB students are restricted to a maximum of 10 attendees (presenter + nine others).

 

UB faculty and staff are restricted to a maximum of 250 attendees (presenter + 249 others).

Virtual Conference for Linux Users

Linux users can use the Lync Web Scheduler to schedule meetings, but will be unable to join via their computer. The Web App is only supported on Windows and Mac. Users can still participate with the mobile app or with traditional dial-in conferencing.

6/19/14

Learn about installing and using Lync on Windows computers, assessing your hardware and using Web-based alternatives.

6/19/14

Learn about installing and using Lync on Windows computers, assessing your hardware and using Web-based alternatives.

6/19/14

Learn about installing and using Lync on Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS devices.

6/19/14

Making your virtual conference effective means joining what you already know about facilitating effective meetings with the Lync application tools.

Quick Definitions for Lync

Use Lync in the form best suited for your task and your device.

Term Description
Lync Client Microsoft standalone client for installation. Available at UB for Windows and Mac and as a mobile app for Windows Phone, Android and iOS.
Lync Web Scheduler Web-based application used to schedule virtual meetings that creates a meeting place URL. Available for students and Mac or Linux users at UB.
Lync Web App The online  meeting place (URL) created by a Lync Client or Lync Web Scheduler
Meeting Add-in  for Microsoft Outlook
Automatically activated when the Lync 2013 client is installed

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