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