Microsoft Lync is a unified messaging utility which brings together instant message chat and video communications. In Lync, you can send messages and use voice and video to communicate with others, as well as utilize screen sharing for video conferencing and remote presentations. Lync is available for Windows PCs, Mac computer, iOS and Android devices and on the web via the Lync Web App.
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Microsoft Lync is not a replacement for email, but can be used to share documents and communicate through text messages. Key benefits to Microsoft sing Lync instead of email include:
Yes! Meeting invitees can join a Lync conference using a web browser. The Microsoft Lync Web App allows individuals without a Lync acount to participate in a Lync meeting.
The HelpDesk offers best-effort support for Lync and will attempt to assist you with basic Lync issues. Please note that RIC cannot guarantee support of advanced features or mobile apps of Lync.