Advantages to collaborate with colleagues, partners, and customers in online meetings or conferences now include more flexibility to meet anytime and anywhere.
Among a field of cloud based communications services, Microsoft Lync Online offers several options to run audio, video, and web conferences or online meetings, depending on the device and application. Listed below are scenarios for meeting organizers to become familiar with.
Office 365 or Lync Server Software:
Lync Online is included in Office 365 cloud based services for both small and large organizations. Lync Online can also be purchased separately from Office 365.
Lync Server is a unified communications platform for the larger networked enterprise.
iPhone/iPad, Android, and Windows phone apps are available for Office 365 subscribers or Lync Server account holders.
Lync Web App is used by non-Office 365 or non-Windows participants to attend Lync Online meetings - only Microsoft Silverlight is required.
Lync Online Attendee client is used by external partners or team members working remotely - only Windows is required (minimum XP SP3 and later).
The following pages include an overview and brief tips to organize Lync Online meetings.