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1 stars out of 5
· 11/27/2015
No options! No settings!

This version of lync has no options to configure and no option to share my screen. It's basically just a telephone and chat. And it's very frustrating not to be able to sort out my settings. Support does not seem available except for FAQs, which refer to clicking on an Options icon that does NOT exist.

3 stars out of 5
· 11/6/2015
Acceptable client experience, but...

Given that Skype for Business is pretty widely available, I'm wondering when this app will get a refresh. It shouldn't be too hard to swap out the colors and logos at the very least.

2 stars out of 5
· 11/4/2015
Too much stuff all over the place

cant find my way around and cant join multiple meetings. Makes it impossible to follow multiple conversations

1 stars out of 5
· 11/19/2015
Cannot share screen

Share screen option is grayed out. I can see other people's screen but cannot share mine. Bad, bad, bad user experience. Not intuitive. This is Microsoft's business tool, please spend sometime on it. I can't believe that the Lync version of Mac saved me from a horrible day.

1 stars out of 5
· 10/15/2015
Definitely has issues

Quite unprofessionally done. I can send and receive IMs, but the application has issues associated with voice communications. Advice on the application says "From the setting charm select Permissions". Permissions is not listed. This would appear to be not completely tested. UI is childishly set out with huge fonts and icons. I assume that this is due to trying to address touch devices, however the application is for PC. I found it quite a step backwards for Microsoft and am very disappointed.

2 stars out of 5
· 10/29/2015
No way to screen share.

The button to share your screen is there but it's greyed out. We use skype for business but this is a 3rd extra PC that I need to join meetings from and share screens.

2 stars out of 5
· 9/28/2015
Baffling UI

It's really hard to track the conversations you're having if you have, well, more than one really. Beeps constantly, and yet made me constantly worried about having missed a message.

1 stars out of 5
· 9/30/2015
Does not connect

It simply does not connect. The Web UI works, the link is correct. But the app says the server does not respond. And using the Web versions seems to be impossible with Windows 10.

4 stars out of 5
· 9/16/2015
Great tool!

Wish could share screen or integrate better to outlook, but oh well!

2 stars out of 5
· 9/26/2015
What was wrong with the online app?

You're forced to use this app when using IE. Didn't work for me...couldn't see what was being presented. Had to used Google Chrome with online applet that auto loads to see presentation.

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  • Communicate from anywhere with an Internet connection.
  • Easily switch between IM, audio and video, or use all of them at the same time.
  • Stay connected with your colleagues using real-time status updates, presence information, and quick contact search and management.
  • Join Lync Meetings with a single touch, and easily switch between IM, group video, and content views.
  • Take control of shared screens, apps, or PowerPoint decks in Lync Meetings.
  • Stay connected while reducing resource consumption. Lync provides background and connected standby connectivity so you never miss an important conversation.
  • Use apps side-by-side when you need to reference another app or website while using Lync. You can snap Lync to the side of your screen so you can multitask and use both apps at the same time.

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Lync Windows Store app update: March 2014 includes new features. Now you can: • Manage meeting participants individually or as a group. • Easily access conversation controls when you are in a call or meeting. • Quickly start an impromptu meeting using the ‘Meet Now’ feature. • Pin your meetings list as a tile to your Start screen to easily see your meeting schedule. • Pin the Join/Meet Now tile to your Start screen to easily and quickly join scheduled meetings or start a new Lync meeting

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