Upgrade from Lync 2013 to Microsoft Teams in Microsoft 365

Still using Lync? Get online meetings, chat, file sharing, and more with Microsoft Teams in Microsoft 365.

Microsoft Teams

Meet Microsoft Teams + Microsoft 365 Business

Microsoft Teams replaced Lync, and it has all the features of Lync plus powerful capabilities that make it easier to connect, share, and collaborate across devices and locations. It’s part of most Microsoft 365 Business plans.

Communicate across devices

Connect from PC/Mac, landline, or mobile device1—and invite up to 250 people to join the call or chat.

Collaborate with ease

With 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage, you can back up, share, and co-author workbooks from any device.

Take apps on the go

Keep your business on track from wherever you are using Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 mobile.1

Always up to date

Get exclusive, new features and security updates available only for Microsoft Teams in Microsoft 365.

Compare Lync 2013 and Microsoft Teams in Microsoft 365

Compare Lync 2013 and Microsoft Teams in Microsoft 365

Microsoft Teams in Microsoft 365

*included with Microsoft 365
 

Lync 2013


One-click sign-on Join meetings with a single click—no more dial-in numbers and passcodes.
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Desktop and app sharing Share content, explain ideas visually, and collaborate easily online.
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Multi-party HD video Enhanced video capabilities with 1080p resolution and up to 6 people shown at once.
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Offline messaging No need to wait for someone to be online. Send or record a message, and it will automatically appear the next time they sign in.
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Share files via chat Upload and share attachments from OneDrive or your PC/Mac without leaving Microsoft Teams.
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Always up to date Always have the latest Office apps, features, and services.
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Not included

Microsoft Teams in Microsoft 365

*included with Microsoft 365
 

Lync 2013


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Lync 2013 resources

Lync 2013 help topics

Find user guides, training, and other support for Lync 2013.

Other versions of Office

Learn about other versions of Office and how you can upgrade to the new Microsoft 365.

Download Office 2013

Download and install Office 2013 using an existing product key.
Microsoft Teams with a Microsoft 365 subscription is the latest version of Lync. Previous versions include Skype for Business 2016, Lync 2013, Lync 2010, and Lync 2007. Microsoft Teams is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7.

1 Availability of mobile apps varies by country/region.

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