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Lync

 

THE WHAT, THE WHERE AND THE HOW

THE WHAT

Microsoft’s Lync 2013 is a unified communications tool which the NMMU has chosen to adopt to facilitate online communication and collaboration between the staff and student community. 

As a student, Lync can be used to communicate with your lecturers and fellow students alike.  You can make a Lync-Lync call to a lecturer, or fellow student, or simply drop them an IM message. 

THE WHERE

The Lync client is needed for your PC, which is already pre-loaded on all NMMU computers. 

For home use, the basic Lync client is available online for free.

Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 gives you instant messaging (IM), audio and video calls, online meetings, availability (presence) information, and sharing capabilities all from one, easy-to-use program. It’s a slimmer version of the full Lync 2013 client and provides the same core functionality.

Select one of the links below to download the respective version.

Lync 2013 client - 32bit or 64bit

The Lync 2013 client is also available on Android and Apple devices and can be downloaded from the respective app stores. 

THE HOW

Microsoft Lync 2013 is included in the Office 2013 Professional package as well as the Office 365 offering to all students.  You will find it already installed on most lab PCs on campus or alternatively it can be accessed through your Office 365 account. 

Contact information
Ms Wendy Cameron
Systems Engineer: Email / Messaging
Tel: 27 41 504 4357
wendy.cameron@mandela.ac.za