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LYNC

The power of the best Microsoft products in Office 365

There are tried and trusted favorites such as Exchange for email on the go and SharePoint to edit and share documents, together with Lync for instant messaging and online meetings and Office Web Apps and Office Professional Plus to create documents. What's more, you can access your information on a PC or laptop or on Windows, iPhone or Android mobile devices.

  • Office Professional Plus- Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, InfoPath, Lync and more. Learn more
  • Office Web Apps- Office Online with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote available over the Web. Learn more
  • Exchange - access email, calendar and contacts from anywhere, at any time, on almost any device. Learn more
  • SharePoint - create, access and share documents and insights, contacts, calendars and tasks online. Learn more
  • Lync - find and connect via instant messaging (IM), video calls or online meetings from within Office. Learn more

Lync Online connects people everywhere, on devices running Windows 8 and other operating systems, as part of their everyday productivity experience. Lync provides a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, video and a great meeting experience. Lync users can connect to anyone on Skype, enabling rich communication with hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Organizations can purchase Lync Online as a standalone service from Microsoft Office 365 or as part of an Office 365 for enterprises suite that includes Lync Online, Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Office Professional Plus, and Microsoft Office Web Apps.

Organizations that subscribe to Lync Online retain control over the collaboration services they offer to users, but they do not have the operational burden of on-premises server software. With the Lync Online multi-tenant hosted plans, Lync is hosted on multi-tenant servers that support multiple customers simultaneously. These servers are housed in Microsoft data centers and are accessible to users on a wide range of devices from inside a corporate network or over the Internet.

Lync offers the future of cloud communications services to connect your staff and partners in new and intuitive ways, from virtually anywhere. Lync Online transforms interactions with colleagues, customers and partners from frustrating hit miss communication into a more collaborative, engaging and effective experience for your business. Lync also helps your IT administrator stay in control of user permissions and policies, whilst reducing infrastructure costs.

  • Get real-time presence information—including photos, availability status, and location—and enhanced instant messaging (IM) to connect efficiently and effectively.
  • Make voice calls through your computer to other Lync or Skype users in your organization or in other organizations that use Lync or Skype.
  • Create, moderate, and join pre-planned and on-the-fly audio, video, and web meetings with people inside and outside your organization.
  • Enhance online presentations with screen-sharing and virtual whiteboards.
  • Let customers participate in your Lync conference calls even if they are not Office 365 or Lync Online customers.
  • Connect with others through instant messaging (IM), video calls and online meetings
  • Reply to an email with an instant message or an audio call for quicker and more effective resolution of issues
  • Move easily from instant messaging into online meetings that include audio, video and screen sharing in a few clicks
  • Conduct online presentations to clients and colleagues including audio, video, screen sharing and a virtual whiteboard
  • Invite external contacts to easily join online meetings through a native or web-based client
  • View presence status and click to communicate via Microsoft Outlook, Office SharePoint and other Office applications
  • Connect with Windows Live Messenger contacts using IM, audio and video calls directly from Lync
  • Communicate with external organizations running Lync using IM, audio and video through Lync federation
  • Microsoft Lync Online helps you find and quickly connect with the right person through instant messaging (IM), Lync video calls, or online meetings from within the Office applications you already use every day.
  • Find and connect with friends or peers from virtually anywhere through rich presence, instant messaging (IM), PC-to-PC audio/video calls and online meetings. Use the presence indicator to see when colleagues, partners and suppliers are online and available.
  • Conduct rich online meetings - including audio, video and web conferencing - with people both inside and outside of your business.
  • Share your desktop, online whiteboards and presentations with colleagues and partners inside and outside of your organization.
  • Use click-to-communicate functionality with other users of Office 365, Windows Live and Windows Live Messenger for simple 1 - touch communications, both formal and informal, internal and external.