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Practical Lync 2013 (Skype for Business)

Learn how to instant message, video conference, and collaborate for maximum effectiveness at work.
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Last updated 2/2016
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This course covers all you need to know to use Microsoft Lync 2013 (Skype for Business) effectively. It introduces the concepts and practical features that someone new to Lync needs to know. Lync works on a variety of platforms including Windows 7 & Windows 8, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone and others. These are demonstrated throughout the course. In a quick and lively manner this will cover the main uses of Lync for a new user. This course is also a good review of the end user perspective for Lync administrators.

The course begins with a definition of Lync and some basic navigation techniques. It gives a tour of the user interface and how to log in, log out & exit from the program. Status or Presence is a key aspect of Lync and the ways it is set and displayed are covered. How to manage and organize contacts is explained with examples. Basic messaging is shows with multiple conversations managed at once. How to do a voice call is shown including group or conference calls. Video calls are demonstrated including conference videos and the new video preview feature. Meeting integration is strong in Lync with Outlook meetings and this is shown including creating and starting a Lync meeting. Sharing a Desktop and sharing other content in Lync is shown in some detail. Finally how to record a meeting in Lync is explained and shown with publishing options. Throughout the course the videos are quick, lively and clearly explained. If you want a good grasp on what Lync is and what it can do for you this course will show you in just over an hour.


***** COURSE UPDATED: February 2016 *****

Who is the target audience?
  • New Lync users of any skill level who want a quick look at what Lync is and what it can do to foster better communication in your organization. No previous skills required. General concepts of instant messaging are a good background but not necessary.
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What Will I Learn?
A good concise explanation of what Lync is and what it does
Intro to the user interface and how to log in, log out & exit from Lync
How to set presence, status, location & where it appears
How to add, remove and organize contacts and access permissions
Sending and managing instant messages
How to see saved conversations in Outlook
How to place & receive a voice call, muting calls and making a conference call
How to place & receive a video call, previewing your image, and using the video gallery
How to set up online meetings in Link from the Outlook Calendar
See why the Shared Desktop can save you time and effort for help desks and other mentors
Sharing a desktop to iPhone, iPad, Win Phone and Win 8 App, sharing control
Sharing content such as PowerPoint presentations and other files in Lync
Using the shared whiteboard for brainstorming in Lync
Sharing OneNote notes and polling features in Lync
How to record a Lync meeting and playback and publishing options
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  • Microsoft Lync 2013
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 13 Lectures Collapse All 13 Lectures 01:09:15
Practical Lync 2013 Introduction & Overview
13 Lectures 01:08:16
Introduction to Lync 2013 Overview Course
Preview 01:22

How to download Exercise Files and Handouts

UI Tour, supported platforms, logging in & out

Preview 05:34

Setting presence, status, location, where it appears

Preview 05:50

Adding, removing & managing contacts & permissions


Sending and Managing IM messages, saved conversations in Outlook

Instant Messaging

Placing & receiving voice calls, muting calls, calling a group of contacts

Voice Calls

Placing & receiving video calls, video preview, video gallery

Video Calls

Instant & scheduled meetings in Lync and Outlook. Meeting controls & options


Sharing a desktop to iPhone, iPad, Win Phone and Win 8 App. Sharing control

Shared Desktop

Sharing files, PowerPoints, whiteboards, OneNote and polling

Shared Content

Recording a meeting, playback and publishing options

Recording in Lync
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