Microsoft Lync Online


Web Conferencing with Instant Messaging, Presence and More

Important Info
Microsoft® Lync™ Online is a next-generation cloud communications service that connects people in new ways, anytime, from virtually anywhere. Transform your interactions with colleagues, customers and partners from today’s hit-and-miss communication to a more collaborative, engaging, and effective experience. 

Instant Messaging (IM) and Presence

Identify a contact's availability and send secure instant messages and files to individuals or groups. Easily escalate from an instant message to an online meeting.


Connect presence and real-time collaboration capabilities with the Microsoft Office Outlook®, Office SharePoint® and other Office applications.

Online Meetings

Whether scheduled in Outlook or ad hoc, Lync Online users can collaborate and share information with the following tools:

  • Audio and video
  • Desktop, application and PowerPoint sharing
  • Virtual whiteboard
  • Annotations
  • Polling tool

Lync-to-Lync Audio and Video Calling

Make 1-to-1 computer-based audio and video calls to other Lync users using a PC and a web camera

Integrated Audio Conferencing

When you purchase Lync Online through InterCall, you get a service that is combined with our Reservationless-Plus® audio conferencing platform, which delivers enhanced in-meeting call controls and provides the ability for participants to join using landlines or mobile phones from nearly anywhere.

  • Call scheduling via Outlook
  • PSTN dial-in and dial-out
  • Mute/unmute
  • Lock/unlock
  • End conference
  • *0 in-call support  
  • Mixed Lync Online/Reservationless-Plus recording

Collaborate Within SharePoint Sites

See presence information and IM contacts from within Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Server sites.


Allows users to see presence information and communicate using IM and PC-based audio and video across organizational boundaries.

Communicate with Windows Live Messenger Contacts

Connect with Windows Live Messenger contacts using IM and audio and video calls directly from Lync.

Multiparty Audio/Video Sessions

Connect three or more users via audio or high quality video sessions.

File Transfer

Transfer large files as part of a Lync session without using email and clogging mail boxes.

Distribution Lists

Add email distribution lists to Contact Lists so that instant messages may be sent to individual members of a list or the entire group.

IM Security

Built into Lync Online, the Intelligent Instant Message Filter (IIMF) protects both the customer network and the Microsoft managed network against the spread of the most common viruses and spam.

Lync Web App Client

Allows attendees and presenters to participate in Lync Online meetings via leading web browsers using the Microsoft Lync Web App.

Lync Attendee Client

Lets external users join a scheduled online meeting with full fidelity PC-audio, video, and data sharing even if they are not a subscriber to Lync Online.