A comprehensive comparison of Communicator for Mac and Microsoft Lync
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Lync implements these features as follows:. All collaboration sessions get automatically defined as conferences, where clients can invite more contacts. Conference initiators usually called "organizers" can either promote participants to act as presenters or demote them to act as attendees.
They can also define some basic policies about what presenters and attendees can see and do.
Deeper details of policy permissions are defined at server level. Following Microsoft's acquisition of Skype in May , the Lync and Skype platforms could be connected, but sometimes only after lengthy provisioning time.
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As with most instant-messaging platforms, non-Microsoft instant-messaging clients  that have not implemented these publicly available extensions  may not work correctly or have complete functionality. Text instant-messaging in a web browser is available via Lync integration within Exchange Outlook Web App. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Skype for Business Skype for Business. Microsoft portal. Retrieved 2 November Office Blogs. Retrieved 11 November Retrieved 3 September The Verge. Retrieved 26 September Lync Team Blog.
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Has anyone else seen this? This is just on Yosemite clients. It looks like the Skype for Business Mac client may show up sometime in June.
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I've been fighting with them for awhile to get RCC for our Cisco phones working as well. Both were able to pull GAL completely after the imaging. Neither one had any data xfers. Lync Yeah, not really sure myself on what's going on with Lync. The last update it refers to is I reached out to our MS rep regarding this, he passed it on to someone else in the org responsible for Lync and I've gotten nothing but crickets. Even if Skype for Business is right around the corner, surely Microsoft must know businesses aren't going to make such a switch overnight.
We'll be lucky if its not a year before we move to it. Given this, I'm baffled at both the lack of updates and the broken update URL their product is still pointed to. Just not sure what's going on with it and the silence from them has been deafening. As far as I'm concerned Lync kind of sucks anyway, and the only reason you'd use it is because of an MS communication server in your organization.
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I'll have to test more tomorrow. A couple new Pulls everything else but not the GAL. I'm gonna try communicator tomorrow as well to see if that works in terms of the GAL on Its the same reason we use it here.
Its the "universal" communications client even though the Mac and PC clients operate a bit differently , so its what we went with. Ironically, we just went through a transition to Lync from Communicator that is only now nearing completion. No sooner are we doing that than Lync is being ditched for Skype for Business by Microsoft. Feels like all the work we did on this move was for naught.