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Getting Started with Lync

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.

Installation and Configuration

How do I know if my account is "In the Cloud" or "On Premises"

If your account is in the Cloud

  1. Log in to your Blitz Web Access (BWA) account: http://bwa.dartmouth.edu to download the latest version of Lync. At the top of the page, in the upper right corner, next to your name, click the gear icon then Office 365 Options.  From the next page, choose: software and then click: install.
  2. Follow the steps to install Lync.
  3. Macintosh Users: Once Lync is installed, click here for important configuration information.

If your account is On Premises

Download and install one of the following

How do I know if my computer is running 32 or 64 bit?

 

Lync for Windows

Lync for Mac

Starting up

Starting up

Presence

Presence

Instant Messaging

Communicating with Contacts

Audio

Desktop Sharing

Video

Group Meetings

Desktop Sharing

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Known Issues 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Quick Reference Card (Windows)

Quick Reference Card (Mac)

Lync 2010 (Windows) 

  Starting Up

Presence

Instant Messaging (IM)

Audio

Video

Desktop Sharing

Miscellaneous

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Lync for Mac

Starting Up

Presence

Communicating with Contacts

Desktop Sharing

Group Meetings

Miscellaneous

 

 Using Lync with Blitz Web Access (BWA)

(Note: Help videos, and other Microsoft help resources, refer to "Blitz Web Access" or "BWA" as "Outlook Web App" or "OWA".)

 

 

Last Updated: 1/6/14