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Introducing Microsoft Lync 2010

Welcome to Microsoft Lync! Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy to use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication.

Video: What is Microsoft Lync?

Additional Microsoft Lync training videos available here:

Most campus computers have Microsoft Lync already installed. To determine if your computer has Lync, please check under start, all programs. If you do not have Microsoft Lync please install from J:\EVERYONE\2010 Lync Clients.

Please use the same username and password as your MyBSU portal login. Lync can be easily configured to sign in upon startup.

Block a contact - By default, all BSU faculty and staff with active directory accounts will be available.

When you block a contact, that person cannot see your online status nor send you messages.

  1. Sign in to Lync.
  2. Right click on contact you would like to block, rest your mouse on “view privacy relationship” and choose “blocked contacts”.

Please note: Not all Lync features will be active - this depends on your computer specifications. Please contact  for more information.

Microsoft Lync Features

Recording Lync sessions

Manage recordings made with Lync

Chat (Instant Messaging)

  • Status updates- know what people are doing instantly
  • Profile pictures
  • Location updates
  • Robust contact list
  • New contact cards



  • Create, manage, and join planned or impromptu audio or video meetings.
  • Record online meetings and save them for later
  • "Virtual whiteboard" available to communicate drawings or diagrams
  • Create meetings from within outlook with one click

 Lync Conferencing

Desktop and Screen Sharing

  • Share your desktop
  • Share applications
  • Give and revoke control of your mouse and keyboard

Lync Sharing