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8.1. Setting up Microsoft Lync

Download the Client

The Microsoft Lync client can be downloaded from here.

Install the Client

Double click on the disc image within your downloads folder if the image fails to open automatically.

Click Continue on the "Install Microsoft Lync For Mac" screen or click the "Lync Installer" button in the Microsoft Lync window.  Follow the instructions for installing Lync.

Signing In

Click the Lync icon to start the application. This can be found either in your dock or by accessing the 'Go' menu from the Finder and selecting 'Applications.' Double click on the Microsoft Lync icon to launch the application.

If the login screen fails to open, please click on the Lync icon in the dock and then go to the 'Status' menu and 'Sign In'

(1) From the Sign In window enter your email address and leave the 'Sign In as' tab set to 'Automatic'.
(2) Enter your user ID. This is normally your network login credentials for the domain.
(3) Enter your password and select the 'Remember my password' check box. 

Click on the 'Sign In' button to complete the login process.

For more information about the Microsoft Lync: Mac 2011 client, see:

​Note: Mac Lync 2011 passwords cannot be more than 16 characters in length.

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