Understanding Key Components of Lync Online

By Ken Withee, Jennifer Reed

You can use Lync to communicate in a number of different ways. Lync lets you do everything from sending an e-mail with a click of the mouse to conducting an instant and ad-hoc meeting with people around the world. Use this reference to gain an understanding of the components of Lync.

Component Description
Meetings Lync allows you to conduct instant and ad-hoc meetings. Using
Lync you can share your computer screen or applications so that
everyone in the meeting is looking at the same thing. You can use
features, such as a virtual white board, shared chat rooms,
questions, and surveys.
Lync meeting functionality is integrated tightly with Outlook so
that you can create meetings and invite participants on the fly
with only a few clicks of the mouse.
Messaging Lync allows you to send messages by using popular messaging
platforms, such as Yahoo, AOL, Windows Live in addition to internal
corporate users.
Voice Lync integrates with your corporate phone system to provide
one-click calling as well as other features, such as having
voicemails sent to your e-mail and Outlook.
Video Using Lync you can integrate video into meetings and messaging
for as close to an in person experience as possible.