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Downloading and Installing Lync for Mac 2011

Operating System: Macintosh

Applies To: UB instructors

Last Updated: June 23, 2016

Downloading Lync for Mac 2011

Lync for Mac 2011 is available for download from UB for UB faculty, staff, and students. Please make sure you have the ability to install an application on your computer. Contact your department IT support, if necessary. 

Lync for Mac 2011 requires Mac OS 10.5.8 (Leopard) or higher and browsers Safari or Firefox each 5 or higher. See more about the requirements.

Installing Lync for Mac 2011

1. After downloading Lync for Mac 2011, double-click the Lync installer.

2. Click Continue to begin the installation.

3. Click Continue to accept the Microsoft Software License Terms.

4. Click Agree to continue installing the software.

5. Click Install to continue the recommended default installation and wait for the installation to complete.

6. Click Close when the installation finishes successfully.

7. Go to Finder and launch Lync from the applications list. 

8. Enter your UB credentials:

  • Your UB buffalo.edu email address
  • Your UBITName as the User ID
  • Your UBITName password as Password

9. Click Sign In.

10.  You will get an error message, "Lync was unable to sign in..."

11. Change User ID to ad\UBITName (where UBITName is your UBITName) and re-enter your UBIT password. 

12. Click Sign in.

13. From the pull-down menu, Select Lync > Preferences > General.

14. Uncheck the box for Join Lync 2013 meetings using Lync Online plugin.

Still need help?

Don't know your UBITName or password? Call 716-645-3542, visit one of our two walk-in locations, or send a message.

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