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Microsoft Lync 2013

SHSU Technology Tutorials | Microsoft Lync 2013

How to Get Started

Microsoft Lync should pop up automatically on your computer whenever you log in. However, if it does not, you can find it by:

  • Going to the Start Menu
  • Clicking All Programs
  • Go to Microsoft Office 2013
  • Click on Lync 2013

Start Menu


With the single sign on technology, Lync will automatically sync your SHSU credentials. All you have to do is put in your SHSU e-mail address. After this you are set to go!


To have Lync start up automatically when you log in:

  • open up the Lync options (Gear Symbol in top Right Corner)
  • Go to the Personal Tab
  • And check "Automatically start Lync when I log on to Windows"


Lync Auto Start


Manual Features

With all of these automated features, it is important to remember that you still have control over Lync. Here are some of the things you will need to know to completely utilize Lync to its fullest capability.


Manually Set Your Status

  1. Find your availability status located under your name
  2. Click on that status message
  3. A number of status message options will appear
  4. You can even sign out from Lync here


Status Options

Find a Contact in Lync

Find Someone

Person Search

  1. Type the name of the individual you are looking for in the "Find Someone" box
  2. Click on the contact
  3. A secondary box will open to start a chat


Ways to Contact an Individual

Contact Options

  • A number of options appear when you hover your mouse over a contact's image
    1. Instant Message
    2. Lync Call
    3. Video Chat
    4. View Contact Card
    5. Other Options
      • Send E-mail Message
      • Schedule Meeting
      • Add to Favorites
      • Add to Contacts List

Other Options


Share a Monitor

Share a Monitor


Microsoft Lync allows you to share your monitor with your contacts. You remain in complete control while your contact watches.

With a chat window open, you will see a number of options underneath the dialogue box. Once of these looks like a computer monitor. Clicking here will open up a number of options:

  • All Monitors
  • Primary Monitor
  • Secondary Monitor
  • Program
  • PowerPoint
  • Whiteboard
  • Poll

Select which monitor you want to share and that is that.