Using Microsoft Lync on a Mac

Overview

This post covers how to use Microsoft Lync on a Mac computer.

Requirements

  • Lync Account
  • Lync for Mac

Contents

Using Lync

Steps to Update User’s Status

  1. Click the drop down menu below your name and select your current availability, also known as status. 
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Steps to Add a Contact

  1. Enter the name you want to add in the search field.
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  2. On the Microsoft Lync dialog box:
    1. Click “+” sign
    2. Select the group to which you want to add the contact
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Steps to Create a New Group

  1. In the Apple Task Bar:
    1. Click Contact
    2. Select Create New Group
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  2. Enter the name of the new group.
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How to Start a Group Conversation

  1. In the Apple Task Bar:
    1. Click Conversation
    2. Click Meet Now
    3. Select Meet with Video
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  2. Drag and drop contacts that you wish to add into the group conversation.
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Steps to Schedule a Meeting

  1. On Microsoft Lync dialog box:
    1. Right click the contact you want to schedule a meeting with
    2. Click Schedule Meeting
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  2. On the New Meeting Screen:
    1. Enter the meeting’s subject in Subject field
    2. Enter location in the Location field
    3. Enter date and time in the Starts and Ends field
    4. Enter a brief explanation for the meeting in the Message field
    5. Click Send
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Steps to Use Spell Check

  1. While typing in the conversation window, press control and click the misspelled word then select the correct spelling from the list.
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Using Lync in Web Access

  1. To Chat with your contacts, Double-click your contact and click Chat
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  2. To Add a Contact, click Find Someone in the upper right corner and enter the contacts name. Then press enter or click the contact.
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  3. Click Add to IM Contact List
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Using Lync outside the university network

If you are using Lync from a location outside the university network, you can use the Virtual Private Network (VPN) to communicate with colleagues from off-campus.

NOTE: If you use the VPN, you should start Lync first, and then start the VPN

Help

If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact the IS&T Help Center at 404-413-HELP (4357) or help@gsu.edu