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Set up Microsoft Lync Online

 

Topic Last Modified: 2012-03-22

With Lync Online, you can stay in touch with colleagues, partners, and customers by using features such as instant messaging, audio and video conferences, and online meetings. For details, see Lync Online – Unified Communications in the Cloud.

Before setting up Lync Online for everyone in your organization, complete the following administrator tasks:

  • Set up Office 365
  • Plan for Lync Online
  • Set up Lync Online
  • Review adoption and training resources

Set up Office 365

Task Description Learn more

Set up Office 365

Set up your own computer by installing Lync and the Microsoft Office 365 desktop setup program.

Set up your desktop for Office 365

Set up your own domain name

Set up the permanent domain name you plan to use for your Office 365 installation before making any other configuration changes.

Options for adding your domain to Office 365

Add users

After setting up your domain name, add user accounts for everyone in your organization.

User accounts and permissions

Plan for Lync Online

Task Description Lean more

Review Lync Online system requirements

Computers running Lync Online must be able to support audio and video conversations.

Review Lync Online system requirements

Choose audio and video devices

Choose “Optimized for Lync” audio devices based on user preference and work location (for example, an open work area versus a private office).

noteNote:
Lync Online does not support Internet Protocol (IP) phones.

Choose audio and video devices

Contact an audio conferencing provider and obtain accounts for your users

For Lync Online meetings that require dial-in access, set up dial-in conferencing accounts with an audio conferencing provider for your meeting organizers.

Contact an audio conferencing provider

Set up Lync Online

Task Description Learn more

Review user settings

Decide if you want to change any of the default values for Lync Online settings.

Lync Online settings summary

Set up Lync for mobile devices

Set up your environment and your users for Lync for mobile devices.

Set up Lync for mobile devices

Set up users for dial-in conferencing

Add the information you received from your audio conferencing provider to the user accounts of your meeting organizers.

Configure dial-in conferencing

Test your Lync Online installation

Save time and support calls by testing Lync Online features and audio devices before you deploy it to everyone in your organization.

Test your Lync Online installation

Review adoption and training resources

Task Description Learn more

Review adoption and training resources

Download end-user training and review online help topics.

Lync Online Adoption and Training Kit

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