Microsoft Lync

Video conferencing. Desktop sharing. Instant messaging. Microsoft Lync is a unified communications tool that makes it easy to meet and collaborate with anyone online. Lync is available to all University of Pittsburgh students, faculty, and staff.

Lync allows you to:

  • Start an instant message conversation and add audio or video to it instantly
  • Schedule Web conferences for up to 250 participants
  • Share a document, PowerPoint presentation, whiteboard, or your entire desktop with anyone
  • See which of your contacts are available, in a meeting, or away from their desk
  • Record online meetings and share them with others
  • Send and share files with a simple drag and drop
  • Attend online meetings from your computer or mobile device

Lync supports Windows and Mac operating systems.

Note: Lync is not intended as a means to share sensitive or confidential University data.

Getting Started


Presence (Availability)

Instant Messaging

Online Meetings




Record Meetings

Mobile Devices

Frequently Asked Questions