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    Lync App - Join an Online Meeting as Guest

    Lync App - Join an Online Meeting as Guest

    How to Use Lync app to Join Online Meeting as Guest without Lync Account
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    2015-05-11
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    How to Use Lync app to Join Online Meeting as Guest without Lync Account

    information   Information
    Microsoft Lync or as it is nowadays called Skype for Business is a powerful instant messaging and video conferencing tool for organisational use, included in Office 365 for Business and Enterprise subscriptions and Microsoft Office Pro suites. This from Wikipedia:

    Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Office Communicator and Microsoft Lync) and Microsoft Lync for Mac are instant messaging clients used with Microsoft Lync Server or Lync Online available with Microsoft Office 365. They are replacements for Windows Messenger, which was used with Microsoft Exchange Server. Both Microsoft Lync and Microsoft Lync for Mac are enterprise software; unlike Windows Live Messenger (and later Skype), they have a different feature set that is targeted toward corporate environments.

    On 11 November 2014, Microsoft announced that in 2015 Lync would be replaced by Skype for Business. The latest version of the communication software combines features of Lync and the consumer Skype software.
    Although Lync requires an organisational account, the free Lync App available at the Windows Store can be used to join Lync / Skype for Business online meetings as a guest without a Lync Account, if the meeting organizer has allowed external guest attendees. This tutorial will show how to install the Lync App and join an online meeting as a guest.





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     Install the Lync App

    1.1)
    Search the Store for Lync, download and install it:
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    Note   Note
    PLEASE NOTICE:

    It seems that at the moment the Lync App cannot be found in Windows Store when searched. However, the app is still there, you just need to use a workaround.

    To find and get it, us this link (only work in Edge & IE): Lync App in Windows Store

    It finds the app for you.


    1.2) You will find the Lync App in Start Menu > All Apps > L:
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     Join an online meeting as Guest

    2.1) When you are invited to join an online meeting and the meeting is starting, open the Lync App and click Join a meeting:
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    2.2) Enter your preferred screen name and the meeting URL, click Join:
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    2.3) A security warning pops up. Although the domain lync.com belongs to Microsoft and is 100% safe, as you are signing in as a guest the system cannot check your sign-in address (Lync Account), thus asking if you will trust the connection. Click Yes to join the meeting:
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     Participate in an online meeting

    3.1) You will now be forwarded to the meeting stage, see the numbered features explained below the screenshot:
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    1. The Stage, showing the default avatars for the current presenter (top left) and you (top right)
    2. Click here to see the list of participants:
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    3. You only need three of the five buttons here, buttons to toggle your microphone on / off (1st from the left), your webcam on / off (2nd from the left) and leave the meeting (1st from the right). When the microphone is turned on you can talk to all participants, turning the webcam on shows your webcam stream as your avatar. Other participants can also maximize your webcam stream to partial or full screen.
    4. This button opens the text chat. You can type using your keyboard:
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      ... or if you are feeling artistic you can select the drawing tool:
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      ... and draw your messages:
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    5. Swipe from right to left (touch displays) or drag the stage from right to left to get to other parts of the stage


    3.2) When you want to leave the meeting, click the Leave Meeting button or close the Lync App. You can always join the meeting again as long as the meeting is online.

    Note   Note
    That's it. Notice that joining as a guest with Lync App you cannot be granted presenter rights to present content from your local computer. For that you will need a Lync Account, or to use the Lync / Skype for Business Web App Plugin in your browser.

    How to use the Lync / Skype for Business Web App Plugin: Join a Skype Meeting with Skype for Business Web App


    Kari

  1. Joined : Jan 2014
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       2015-05-11 #1

    Thanks Kari, ready to go.
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  2. Joined : Feb 2015
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       2015-05-11 #2

    I'm set, hope to see everyone Sat the 16 th
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
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       2015-05-11 #3

    Nice geeks .

    Just remember, you can use the Lync App to join as a guest in any Lync Online meeting which is open to guests, not only our Saturday chat.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
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       2015-05-11 #4

    rfruth said: View Post
    I'm set, hope to see everyone Sat the 16 th
    See you there.
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  5. Joined : Mar 2014
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       2015-05-13 #5

    Big thanks, Kari.
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  6. Joined : Apr 2015
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       2015-05-30 #6

    Installing Lync now. Where do I go when it's ready?
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       2015-05-30 #7
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       2015-05-30 #8

    Dude said: View Post
    TY. Trying it now.
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Skalica
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       2016-05-24 #9

    Hello, I want to install this program for 28. May Live-Chat.. I have question..What about installing Lync without Microsoft account is it possible?

    Nevermind, I use MS account.
    Last edited by jaknapceu; 2016-05-24 at 18:46. Reason: ms account
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