Download Lync 2013 Client For Mac

There is no Lync 2013 version for Mac. Lync 2013 is available only for Windows. However, Lync Server 2013 supports Lync for Mac 2011 on computers that are running Mac OS 10.5.8 or latest service pack or release (Intel-based) operating systems. Install Lync for Mac 2011 - Skype for Business for Mac will be available in 2016. Until then, Lync for Mac 2011 is included with Office 365 and available for you to download and install. Until then, Lync for Mac 2011 is included with Office 365 and available for you to download and install.

Lync Client For Mac

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Topic Last Modified: 2014-01-23

Lync Server 2013 supports several types of client software that you can deploy to your organization’s users, including computer-installed client software, web-based clients, and mobile devices. This topic outlines the clients that you can use. For a detailed comparison of the features provided by Lync Server 2013 clients, see Client comparison tables for Lync Server 2013.

Oct 28, 2012  Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 gives you instant messaging (IM), audio and video calls, online meetings, availability (presence) information, and sharing capabilities all from one, easy-to-use program. It’s a slimmer version of the full Lync 2013 client and provides the same core functionality.

Lync 2013

Lync 2013 is the full-featured client for Lync Server. The Lync 2013 user interface has been fully redesigned and includes newly integrated features, such as Persistent Chat (Lync 2010 had a separate client for chat functionality), tabbed conversations, video preview, and multiparty video. For a summary of changes, see What's new for clients in Lync Server 2013.

Lync 2013 client setup is part of the Office setup program on the installation media.

Online Meeting Add-in for Lync 2013

The Online Meeting Add-in for Lync 2013 supports meeting management from within Microsoft Outlook messaging and collaboration client. The Online Meeting Add-in for Lync 2013 software installs automatically with Lync 2013.

Lync Web Scheduler

Lync Web Scheduler is a web-based meeting scheduling and management tool for users who don’t have access to Microsoft Outlook, or who are on an operating system not based on Windows. With Lync Web Scheduler, users can create new meetings, modify existing meetings, and send invitations using their preferred email program.

Lync Web App

Lync Web App is the web-based conferencing client for Lync Server 2013 meetings. In this release, the addition of computer audio and video to Lync Web App provides a complete in-meeting experience for anyone who does not have a Lync client installed locally. Meeting participants have access to all collaboration and sharing features and presenter meeting controls.

Lync 2013 Client For Mac

If Lync 2013 is not installed on a user’s computer and the user clicks a meeting link in a meeting request, Lync Web App opens. You can also configure the Meeting Join page to allow users to join meetings by using previous versions of clients; see Configuring the meeting join page in Lync Server 2013 in the Deployment documentation.

Because of the enhancements to Lync Web App, an updated version of Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee is not available for Lync Server 2013. Lync Web App is the client of choice for participants outside your organization. With Lync Web App, no local client installation is required, although audio, video, and sharing features require installation of a plug-in during first use.

Lync 2013 Basic

Lync 2013 Basic is a downloadable client for customers who have a licensed, on-premises Lync Server 2013 deployment and customers who subscribe to a Microsoft Office 365 plan that does not include the full Lync 2013 client. The Lync Basic client includes enhanced presence, contacts, instant messaging (IM), Lync meetings, and basic voice functionality. Features not supported in Lync Basic include multiparty video, OneNote integration, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) support, skill search, recording, Enterprise Voice features, and advanced call handling (for example, call forwarding and Team Call). For details, see Client comparison tables for Lync Server 2013.

Lync Windows Store App

The Lync Windows Store app is a touch-optimized Lync app designed specifically for Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows RT. Users can download the app through the Windows Store by searching for 'Lync.' For more information, see Client comparison tables for Lync Server 2013, Lync Windows Store app requirements for Lync Server 2013, and Deploying Lync Windows Store app in Lync Server 2013.

Lync 2013 for Mobile Devices

Lync 2013 mobile apps now include voice over IP (VoIP) and video over IP capabilities, in addition to contacts, presence, and IM features. Mobile users can choose to communicate with others through IM, voice calls, or video calls by using either Wi-Fi or their cellular data connection. With a single click of the meeting link in a calendar item, mobile users can join voice and video meetings. For more information about Lync 2013 mobile apps, see Planning for mobile clients in Lync Server 2013.

Supported Clients from Previous Releases

Lync Server 2013 supports the following clients from previous server releases. You can make certain previous clients available to users when they join meetings. For details, see Configuring the meeting join page in Lync Server 2013 in the Deployment documentation.

  • Lync 2010 Lync 2010 provides a full desktop experience, including IM, enhanced presence, voice, video, sharing, and telephony. However, none of the new features introduced in Lync Server 2013 will be available until the user’s client is upgraded to Lync 2013.

  • Lync 2010 Mobile Lync Server 2013 supports all of the Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile mobile apps. Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile provides IM, enhanced presence, and telephony for users in your organization who are connecting from a smartphone or a phone running a Professional edition of Windows Mobile. You can instruct your users to install Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile by directing them to the app marketplace for their mobile phone. For details, see “Planning for Mobile Clients” in the Lync Server 2010 documentation at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=235955.

  • Lync Phone Edition Lync Phone Edition software for intelligent IP phones (for example, USB-attached phones) has not been updated for Lync Server 2013. Lync Phone Edition continues to be supported in for placing and receiving calls, enhanced presence, and client audio capabilities for conferences.

  • Lync 2010 Attendant The Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant integrated call-management program enables a receptionist to manage multiple conversations at the same time through rapid call handling, IM, and onscreen routing.

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Topic Last Modified: 2018-01-23

The following tables compare the features and capabilities of Lync 2013 clients in the following categories:

  • Enhanced Presence Support

  • Contacts and Contact Groups Support

  • IM Support

  • Conferencing Support

  • Telephony Support

  • External Users Support

  • Archiving, Compliance, and Logging Support

  • modern auth

These tables indicate the features that are available to Lync users in an on-premises deployment of Lync Server 2013. The same features are also available to Skype for Business Online and Office 365 users unless otherwise indicated.

Important

See Mobile client comparison tables for Lync Server 2013 for details about feature availability in Lync 2013 mobile clients.

Note

  • For details about Skype for Business Online subscription plans, see the Skype for Business Online Service Description at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=282430.

  • Lync Server 2013 supports the following previously released clients: Lync 2010, Lync 2010 Mobile, Lync Phone Edition, and Lync 2010 Attendant. For information about these clients, see the Lync 2010 version of the Client Comparison Tables at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=213798.

  • The Lync 2013 client supports audio and video in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment. For details about Lync 2013 capabilities in a VDI environment, see Supported virtualization technologies and known limitations in Lync Server 2013.

Enhanced Presence Support

Lync 2013 Basic Client

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

View status

Publish status

View status notes and Out of Office messages

Add a custom location

Add a custom note

Use a photo from any public site for My Picture

Contacts and Contact Groups Support

What Is Lync For Mac

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

View and Modify Contacts list

●1

Tag contacts for status change alerts

●1

Control privacy relationships

●1

Search the corporate address book

●1

Search Microsoft Outlook contacts

●1

Manage contact groups

●1

Expand distribution groups and Office 365 Groups

●1

Search for Response Groups

●2

●2

●1

Display recent contacts group

●1

Display current conversations group

●1

Display alternate contact views (for example, tile)

●1

Sort contacts by Group, Relationship, or New (people who’ve added you to their Contacts list)

Sort by group

●1

Sort contacts by Status (availability)

●1

Search and add Exchange contacts

1 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.

2 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, this feature is not available.

IM Support

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

Initiate IM or email to a contact

●1

Navigate among multiple IM conversations/Track multiple conversations in a single tabbed window

●1

Log IM conversations in Outlook

●1

Saved in Communicator for Mac

Saved in Lync for Mac

Use prepared conversation templates

●1

Check spelling

Skill search (with SharePoint Server integration)

●2

●2

●2

● 2

●1, 2

Persistent Chat (Group Chat) integration

●3

●3

●3

Escalate a Persistent Chat room to a Lync Meeting with one click

●3

●3

Inline pictures of sender and receiver in IM window

Send ink messages

Receive ink messages

Set IM messages as high importance

1 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.

2 On-premises Lync Server 2013 and on-premises SharePoint 2013 is required for skill search.

3 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, Persistent Chat is not available.

Conferencing Support

Lync 2013 client for mac

Note

  • Lync meeting features are not available in Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 1.

  • In Lync-to-Lync sessions, a Skype for Business Online Plan 1 user can participate in desktop sharing and application sharing if they are invited by a user who has access to sharing features.

  • For details, see the Skype for Business Online Service Description at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=282430.

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

Add computer audio

(requires plug-in)

●1

Add video

(requires plug-in)

View multiparty video (gallery view)

Use in-meeting presenter controls

Access detailed meeting roster

●1

Participate in multiparty IM

●1

Share the desktop (if enabled)

● 2

(requires plug-in)

●2

●2

Share a program (if enabled)

View only

(requires plug-in)

View only

Add anonymous participants (if enabled)

Use dial-in audio meetings

●3

●3

●3

●3

●3

●1

Initiate a Meet Now meeting

Add and present Microsoft PowerPoint files

Present only

View only, annotations not available4

Navigate Microsoft PowerPoint files

Add and edit OneNote meeting notes

Edit only (not add)

Use a whiteboard

Conduct polls

Upload files to share with others

Schedule a meeting or conference

Outlook or Lync Web Scheduler

Requires Mac Outlook version 15.28 or later

Outlook or Lync Web Scheduler

Outlook or Lync Web Scheduler

Outlook or Lync Web Scheduler

Lync Web Scheduler

Outlook

Q&A Manager

Create public meetings with static meeting IDs from Outlook

Disable meeting IM

Mute Audience

Make everyone an attendee

Delegate can schedule a meeting on behalf of delegator

Synchronize delegates between UNRESOLVED_TOKEN_VAL(skypeforbusiness) and Outlook

Set Video Spotlight (lock video)

Give/Take control of screen sharing

1 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.

2 Participants cannot control desktops that are shared by Skype for Business on Mac, Lync for Mac 2011, or Communicator for Mac 2011 users. Mac users can control desktops shared by Windows users.

3 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, this feature requires an audio conferencing provider.

4 The Lync for Mac 2011 client cannot view Microsoft Office 2013 PowerPoint presentations when they have been shared in a conference by the Lync Web App 2013 client.

Voice (Telephony) Support

Note

Lync Voice features are limited to certain Skype for Business Online subscription plans. For details, see the “Lync Voice Features” topic in the Skype for Business Online Service Description at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=282430.

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

Initiate a call

●2

●2

●2

●2

●1

Click to call a contact

●2

●2

●2

●2

●1

Transfer a call

●2

●2

●2

●2

●1

Manage call forwarding

●3

●3

●3

●1

Manage team call settings

●3

●3

●3

●1

Manage delegates

●3

●3

●3

Initiate a call to a Response Group

●3

●3

●3

●1

Support emergency services (E911)

●3

Requires Lync Server 2013 CU8 HF1 or later

●3

●3

●3

●1

IM notification to SIP URI(s) for E-911 call

IM notification to distribution list for E-911 call

Connect to voice mail, set up or change greeting

●3

●3

●3

●1

Missed call notification

Make calls on behalf of another contact (manager/delegate scenario)

●3

●3

●3

Handle another's calls if configured as a delegate

●3

●3

●3

●1

Manage a high volume of calls

●3

●1

Call park

●3

●3

Group call pickup

●3

●3

1 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.

2 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, this feature is available for PC to PC calls only.

3 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, this feature is not available.

External Users Support

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

Initiate IM with a public contact

●1

Initiate IM with a federated contact

●1

Conduct two-party or multiparty calls with external users

●2

●2

●2

●1

1 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.

2 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, this feature is not available.

Recording

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

Client-side recording of audio, video, application sharing, desktop sharing, and uploaded content

●1

●1

Client-side recording of file transfers, shared OneNote pages, and PowerPoint annotations

●2

●2

Select preferred recording resolution

1 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, recording is unavailable in certain Skype for Business Online standalone plans. Recording requires full Lync 2013 client rights. For details, see the Skype for Business Online Service Description at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=282430.

2 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, recording of file transfers, shared OneNote pages, and PowerPoint annotations is unavailable.

Archiving, Compliance, and Logging Support

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

Archiving of IM conversations in Outlook Conversation History

●2

●2

●2

●2

●1

Saved in Communicator for Mac

Client-side archiving of audio, video, application sharing, desktop sharing, and uploaded content

●2

●2

Client-side archiving of file transfers, shared OneNote pages, and PowerPoint annotations

●3

●3

Access sign-in logs from Lync icon in the task bar

1 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.

2 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, this feature requires Exchange Online and is controlled by the user’s Exchange mailbox In-Place Hold attribute.

3 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, archiving of file transfers, shared OneNote pages, and PowerPoint annotations is unavailable.

Client limitations

Basic client limitations

The features below are available using the Full client and are not available with the Basic client:

  • Manage team call settings

  • Manage delegates

  • Make calls on behalf of another contact (manager/delegate scenario)

  • Handle another's calls if configured as a delegate

  • Manage a high volume of calls

  • Initiate a call to a Response Group

  • Call park

  • Group call pickup

Online or Hybrid user account limitations

User accounts can exist either Online or On-premises, and that will affect the features available to that user. Users with accounts on Skype for Business Online will not have access to the following features, even with the Full client:

  • Enhanced Presence: Use a photo from any public site for My Picture

  • Contacts: Search for Response Groups

  • IM Support: Persistent Chat (Group Chat) integration

  • IM Support: Escalate a Persistent Chat room to a Meeting with one click

  • External Users: Conduct two-party or multiparty calls with external users