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Lync is a tool that allows you to connect with Dartmouth faculty, students and staff in real time in a variety of ways including: instant messaging, computer-to-computer audio, video chat, desktop sharing and more. It is available for Cloud based and On Premises based accounts. Click Here for a video that gives you a conceptual overview. If you are using Blitz Web Access (BWA) you already have access to the IM capabilities of Lync. Click here for info on using Lync with BWA.
Lync, with various feature sets depending on the device, is available at no charge for Macintosh computers, Windows computers, iPads, and smart phones running iOS, Windows Phone and Android. Lync is not available for the BlackBerry.
Information about installing, configuring and using Lync on the Windows and Macintosh platforms is below. For information about installing and using Lync on your mobile devices see your vendor's app store.
If your account is in the Cloud
If your account is On Premises
Download and install one of the following
(Note: Help videos, and other Microsoft help resources, refer to "Blitz Web Access" or "BWA" as "Outlook Web App" or "OWA".)
Last Updated: 3/19/13