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Installing Microsoft Lync 2011 for the Mac

Download and learn how to install, uninstall and maintain Microsoft Lync 2011 for Mac.

Microsoft Lync is available for download from UB for UB faculty, staff and students.


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

Downloading Microsoft Lync

Installing Microsoft Lync

1. After downloading Lync2011, double-click the Lync installer.

Office on Mac installer screen

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2. Click Continue to begin the installation.

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

Click continue to accept the license

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4. Click Agree to continue installing the software.

Click Agree to continue the installation

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

Click Install for the default installation

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6. Click Close when the installation finishes successfully.

Click close when the installation was successful

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

Click accept to accept the license agreement

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8. Enter your UBIT credentials:

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

9. Click Sign In.


Sign in to Lync with your UBIT credentials

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Maintaining Lync 2011 for Mac

Updates for the 2011 client for Lync can be found through Microsoft AutoUpdate. Enable the service:

  1. Launch Lync.
  2. Select Help > Check for Updates.

Uninstalling Lync 2011

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