You can use the Lync Windows Store app to join a Lync Meeting, but you must have a Lync account already to enjoy all the advanced features and capabilities of the Lync app. Keep in mind that some features might not be available to you, depending on your Lync server and your account settings. For more information about your Lync account, please contact your support team. Lync Windows Store app is reimagined for the new Windows Experience and optimized for touch, providing fast and natural communication and collaboration tools. You can easily make audio and video calls, run online meetings, check your colleagues’ presence status, and send instant messages.

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Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

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


  • 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.

System Requirements

OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x64, x86
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x64, x86

Additional info

Published by
Microsoft Corporation
(c) 2014 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Approximate download size
35.72 MB - 42.24 MB


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    Users Interact

    Shares Location

This app can
Use your microphone
Use your webcam
Access your Internet connection
Access your Internet connection and act as a server.
Access your home or work networks
Use your enterprise domain credentials
Use the software and hardware certificates available on your device

Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

The product developer believes this product meets accessibility requirements, making it easier for everyone to use.

Language supported
English (United States)
العربية (المملكة العربية السعودية)
Deutsch (Deutschland)
Español (España, Alfabetización Internacional)
Français (France)
עברית (ישראל)
Italiano (Italia)
日本語 (日本)
Nederlands (Nederland)
Português (Brasil)
Русский (Россия)
Azərbaycan Dili (Azərbaycan)
Беларуская (Беларусь)
Български (България)
Català (Català)
Čeština (Česká Republika)
Dansk (Danmark)
Ελληνικά (Ελλάδα)
Eesti (Eesti)
Euskara (Euskara)
فارسى (ایران)
Suomi (Suomi)
Filipino (Pilipinas)
Galego (Galego)
हिंदी (भारत)
Hrvatski (Hrvatska)
Magyar (Magyarország)
Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesia)
Қазақ (Қазақстан)
Lietuvių (Lietuva)
Latviešu (Latvija)
Македонски Јазик (Македонија)
Bahasa Melayu (Malaysia)
Norsk, Bokmål (Norge)
Polski (Polska)
Português (Portugal)
Română (România)
Slovenčina (Slovenská Republika)
Slovenščina (Slovenija)
Српски (Србија И Црна Гора (Бивша))
Shqip (Shqipëria)
Srpski (Srbija I Crna Gora (Bivša))
Svenska (Sverige)
ไทย (ไทย)
Türkçe (Türkiye)
Українська (Україна)
O'zbekcha (O'zbekiston Respublikasi)
Tiếng Việt (Việt Nam)

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Platform: PC

Runs great on Win 10

I missed this version and thought it had disappeared forever! After using the laggy Skype for Business, I was so pleased to find this in the app store. This version is snappy, runs like a dream, and adapts very well to a smaller window. No more laggy messages and screenshares! However, I do need to be able to share my own screen, and am disappointed to see that the feature is disabled. Please bring it back! I don't want to go back to Skype for Business!




Platform: PC

please support screensharing

Cant understand why the web app supports it and this does not. Also, once I installed this, I lost the ability to join via web app and therefore my screensharing capabilities. please provide an easy way to switch or at least join via webapp




Platform: PC

Great tool!

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

2 out of 5 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Great tool for communication

It integrates calendar, contacts, phone, voicemail, chat, meeting, presentation. Great tool but is being retired for Skype for business.




Platform: PC

Doesn't work anymore

This app has been retired, which means you can't sign in anymore, it just hangs in the sign-in screen forever. Clicking the help link takes you to a web page that informs you that Lync has been retired and is no longer supported and to use Skype for Business instead. There doesn't seem to be a Skype for Business app though, only a desktop program.

10 out of 14 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Not as good as web based

For an unknown reason, as a Guest I am unable to present even after I've been given the role of Presenter. When I open the same link using Edge, once promoted I can present, share selected apps or screens, everything that I would expect to be able to do (as I've done for some time now). In the Lync App, once promoted I can see that I am a presented, however the Presentation button continues to be "greyed" out and is unavailable for selection. As such, the client is not fully functional and does not meet the needs of the intended user. Looking forward to this app when it is bug free!! Everything else works fine.

6 out of 10 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

disappointing, not reliable

In the feature list it says: "Stay connected while reducing resource consumption. Lync provides background and connected standby connectivity so you never miss an important conversation. " - this doesn't work for me under Windows 10. Quite disappointing. Reinstalling didn't fix it. Poor support resources for this app. Interface not very friendly for a non-touchscreen PC

23 out of 33 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Poor implementation of good ideas

I have a Surface (and the benefit of a touch screen). Even so, it's very difficult to have multiple conversations. I also have a difficult time switching between meetings. The "app" opens, but then directs me to another program. Like others, I can't seem to share my screen, and it's difficult to see what people are writing, if you want to look at the screen. Pretty horrible overall.

15 out of 28 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

The quality of this application is beneath Microsoft.

I use this on a Windows 10 computer without any touch screen details. The interface is by far the worst collection of good intentions I have ever seen for a PC application. My office requires it though, so I suppose I will continue to be a loyal user just the same.

36 out of 44 people found this helpful.




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.

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.



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