Messaging and Collaboration Services


What is Lync?

Lync gives you instant messaging (IM), audio and video calls, Lync Meetings, availability (presence) information, and sharing capabilities all from one, easy-to-use program. 

Basic features of Lync include:

  • instant messaging
  • Voice Over IP
  • video conferencing inside the client software

Advanced features relate to integration with other Microsoft software:

  • availability of contacts based on Microsoft Outlook contacts stored in a Microsoft Exchange Server
  • users can retrieve contact lists from a local directory service such as Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Office can show if other people are working on the same document
  • number of client types are available for Microsoft Lync, including mobile clients.
  • uses SIP as the basis for its client communication protocol
  • offers support for TLS and SRTP to encrypt and secure signaling and media traffic
  • allows sharing files

Please note:  Not all features noted above may be available on all clients.

Additional information concerning this product can be obtained by going to the Lync web page supported by Microsoft