Lync Online

Connect with colleagues and people everywhere on Lync

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 enables instant messaging (IM) and voice calling with the hundreds of millions of people around the world who use Skype.

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 Online.

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.


Lync Online features

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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.