Web Lync For Mac

Before you install the Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.9 update, you must uninstall any version of Lync for Mac 2011 that is earlier than Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.4 from your computer. Additionally, make sure that the computer is running Mac OS X 10.5 or a later version of the Mac OS X operating system. Oct 14, 2018 When I join a Skype meeting on Lync web app on Mac Safari I can connect, hear and speak but the presentation window is blank. I have tried re-installing the plug ins. 2013-1-11 If Firefox was the default then even with the Lync client running, clicking on the “Join Lync Meeting” option caused Firefox to open, we logged in to. Online Help Keyboard Shortcuts Feed Builder. So I guess I can't use Lync for Mac on macOS Catalina. Known workarounds. I installed Skype for Business on my iPad and had no trouble connecting to the call that way. But I want to use my Mac for this. Additional details. I'm using macOS Catalina 10.15.3 (19D76). My normal browser is.

About the App

  • App name: Microsoft Lync Web App Plug-in
  • App description: microsoft-lync-plugin (App: LWAPluginInstaller.pkg)
  • App website: http://office.microsoft.com/Lync

Install the App

Install
  1. Press Command+Space and type Terminal and press enter/return key.
  2. Run in Terminal app:
    ruby -e '$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)' < /dev/null 2> /dev/null ; brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask 2> /dev/null
    and press enter/return key.
    If the screen prompts you to enter a password, please enter your Mac's user password to continue. When you type the password, it won't be displayed on screen, but the system would accept it. So just type your password and press ENTER/RETURN key. Then wait for the command to finish.
  3. Run:
    brew cask install microsoft-lync-plugin

Done! You can now use Microsoft Lync Web App Plug-in.

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Topic Last Modified: 2018-01-23

The following tables compare the features and capabilities of Lync 2013 clients in the following categories:

Office 365 customers get the new Office for Mac first. You’ll have Office applications on your Mac or PC, apps on tablets and smartphones for when you're on the go, and Office Online on the web for everywhere in between. To view the Lync for Mac 2011 deployment guide, go to the following Microsoft website: Lync for Mac 2011 Deployment Guide.

  • Enhanced Presence Support

  • Contacts and Contact Groups Support

  • IM Support

  • Conferencing Support

  • Telephony Support

  • External Users Support

  • Archiving, Compliance, and Logging Support

  • modern auth

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These tables indicate the features that are available to Lync users in an on-premises deployment of Lync Server 2013. The same features are also available to Skype for Business Online and Microsoft 365 or Office 365 users unless otherwise indicated.

Important

See Mobile client comparison tables for Lync Server 2013 for details about feature availability in Lync 2013 mobile clients.

Note

  • For details about Skype for Business Online subscription plans, see the Skype for Business Online Service Description at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=282430.

  • Lync Server 2013 supports the following previously released clients: Lync 2010, Lync 2010 Mobile, Lync Phone Edition, and Lync 2010 Attendant. For information about these clients, see the Lync 2010 version of the Client Comparison Tables at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=213798.

  • The Lync 2013 client supports audio and video in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment. For details about Lync 2013 capabilities in a VDI environment, see Supported virtualization technologies and known limitations in Lync Server 2013.

Enhanced Presence Support

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

View status

Publish status

View status notes and Out of Office messages

Add a custom location

Add a custom note

Use a photo from any public site for My Picture

Contacts and Contact Groups Support

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

View and Modify Contacts list

●1

Tag contacts for status change alerts

●1

Control privacy relationships

●1

Search the corporate address book

●1

Search Microsoft Outlook contacts

●1

Manage contact groups

●1

Expand distribution groups and Microsoft 365 Groups

●1

Search for Response Groups

●2

●2

●1

Display recent contacts group

●1

Display current conversations group

●1

Display alternate contact views (for example, tile)

●1

Sort contacts by Group, Relationship, or New (people who’ve added you to their Contacts list)

Sort by group

●1

Sort contacts by Status (availability)

●1

Search and add Exchange contacts

1 For Skype for Business Online, Microsoft 365, or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.

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2 For Skype for Business Online, Microsoft 365, or Office 365 users, this feature is not available.

IM Support

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

Initiate IM or email to a contact

●1

Navigate among multiple IM conversations/Track multiple conversations in a single tabbed window

●1

Log IM conversations in Outlook

●1

Saved in Communicator for Mac

Saved in Lync for Mac

Use prepared conversation templates

●1

Check spelling

Skill search (with SharePoint Server integration)

●2

●2

●2

● 2

●1, 2

Persistent Chat (Group Chat) integration

●3

●3

●3

Escalate a Persistent Chat room to a Lync Meeting with one click

●3

●3

Inline pictures of sender and receiver in IM window

Send ink messages

Receive ink messages

Set IM messages as high importance

1 For Skype for Business Online, Microsoft 365, or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.

2 On-premises Lync Server 2013 and on-premises SharePoint 2013 is required for skill search.

3 For Skype for Business Online, Microsoft 365, or Office 365 users, Persistent Chat is not available.

Conferencing Support

Note

  • Lync meeting features are not available in Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 1.

  • In Lync-to-Lync sessions, a Skype for Business Online Plan 1 user can participate in desktop sharing and application sharing if they are invited by a user who has access to sharing features.

  • For details, see the Skype for Business Online Service Description at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=282430.

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

Add computer audio

(requires plug-in)

●1

Add video

(requires plug-in)

View multiparty video (gallery view)

Use in-meeting presenter controls

Access detailed meeting roster

●1

Participate in multiparty IM

●1

Share the desktop (if enabled)

● 2

(requires plug-in)

●2

●2

Share a program (if enabled)

View only

(requires plug-in)

View only

Add anonymous participants (if enabled)

Use dial-in audio meetings

●3

●3

●3

●3

●3

●1

Initiate a Meet Now meeting

Add and present Microsoft PowerPoint files

Present only

View only, annotations not available4

Navigate Microsoft PowerPoint files

Add and edit OneNote meeting notes

Edit only (not add)

Use a whiteboard

Conduct polls

Upload files to share with others

Schedule a meeting or conference

Outlook or Lync Web Scheduler

Requires Mac Outlook version 15.28 or later

Outlook or Lync Web Scheduler

Outlook or Lync Web Scheduler

Outlook or Lync Web Scheduler

Lync Web Scheduler

Outlook

Q&A Manager

Create public meetings with static meeting IDs from Outlook

Disable meeting IM

Mute Audience

Make everyone an attendee

Delegate can schedule a meeting on behalf of delegator

Synchronize delegates between UNRESOLVED_TOKEN_VAL(skypeforbusiness) and Outlook

Set Video Spotlight (lock video)

Give/Take control of screen sharing

1 For Skype for Business Online, Microsoft 365, or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.

2 Participants cannot control desktops that are shared by Skype for Business on Mac, Lync for Mac 2011, or Communicator for Mac 2011 users. Mac users can control desktops shared by Windows users.

3 For Skype for Business Online, Microsoft 365, or Office 365 users, this feature requires an audio conferencing provider.

4 The Lync for Mac 2011 client cannot view Microsoft Office 2013 PowerPoint presentations when they have been shared in a conference by the Lync Web App 2013 client.

Voice (Telephony) Support

Note

Lync Voice features are limited to certain Skype for Business Online subscription plans. For details, see the “Lync Voice Features” topic in the Skype for Business Online Service Description at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=282430.

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

Initiate a call

●2

●2

●2

●2

●1

Click to call a contact

●2

●2

●2

●2

●1

Transfer a call

●2

●2

●2

●2

●1

Manage call forwarding

●3

●3

●3

●1

Manage team call settings

●3

●3

●3

●1

Manage delegates

●3

●3

●3

Initiate a call to a Response Group

●3

●3

●3

●1

Support emergency services (E911)

●3

Requires Lync Server 2013 CU8 HF1 or later

●3

●3

●3

●1

IM notification to SIP URI(s) for E-911 call

IM notification to distribution list for E-911 call

Connect to voice mail, set up or change greeting

●3

●3

●3

●1

Missed call notification

Make calls on behalf of another contact (manager/delegate scenario)

●3

●3

●3

Handle another's calls if configured as a delegate

●3

●3

●3

●1

Manage a high volume of calls

●3

●1

Call park

●3

●3

Group call pickup

●3

●3

1 For Skype for Business Online, Microsoft 365, or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.

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2 For Skype for Business Online, Microsoft 365, or Office 365 users, this feature is available for PC to PC calls only.

3 For Skype for Business Online, Microsoft 365, or Office 365 users, this feature is not available.

External Users Support

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

Initiate IM with a public contact

●1

Initiate IM with a federated contact

●1

Conduct two-party or multiparty calls with external users

●2

●2

●2

●1

1 For Skype for Business Online, Microsoft 365, or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.

2 For Skype for Business Online, Microsoft 365, or Office 365 users, this feature is not available.

Recording

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

Client-side recording of audio, video, application sharing, desktop sharing, and uploaded content

●1

●1

Client-side recording of file transfers, shared OneNote pages, and PowerPoint annotations

●2

●2

Select preferred recording resolution

1 For Skype for Business Online, Microsoft 365, or Office 365 users, recording is unavailable in certain Skype for Business Online standalone plans. Recording requires full Lync 2013 client rights. For details, see the Skype for Business Online Service Description at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=282430.

2 For Skype for Business Online, Microsoft 365, or Office 365 users, recording of file transfers, shared OneNote pages, and PowerPoint annotations is unavailable.

Archiving, Compliance, and Logging Support

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

Archiving of IM conversations in Outlook Conversation History

●2

●2

●2

●2

●1

Saved in Communicator for Mac

Client-side archiving of audio, video, application sharing, desktop sharing, and uploaded content

●2

●2

Client-side archiving of file transfers, shared OneNote pages, and PowerPoint annotations

●3

●3

Access sign-in logs from Lync icon in the task bar

1 For Skype for Business Online, Microsoft 365, or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.

2 For Skype for Business Online, Microsoft 365, or Office 365 users, this feature requires Exchange Online and is controlled by the user’s Exchange mailbox In-Place Hold attribute.

3 For Skype for Business Online, Microsoft 365, or Office 365 users, archiving of file transfers, shared OneNote pages, and PowerPoint annotations is unavailable.

Client limitations

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Basic client limitations

The features below are available using the Full client and are not available with the Basic client:

  • Manage team call settings

  • Manage delegates

  • Make calls on behalf of another contact (manager/delegate scenario)

  • Handle another's calls if configured as a delegate

  • Manage a high volume of calls

  • Initiate a call to a Response Group

  • Call park

  • Group call pickup

Online or Hybrid user account limitations

User accounts can exist either Online or On-premises, and that will affect the features available to that user. Users with accounts on Skype for Business Online will not have access to the following features, even with the Full client:

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  • Enhanced Presence: Use a photo from any public site for My Picture

  • Contacts: Search for Response Groups

  • IM Support: Persistent Chat (Group Chat) integration

  • IM Support: Escalate a Persistent Chat room to a Meeting with one click

  • External Users: Conduct two-party or multiparty calls with external users