Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services

About Lync

Loyola's Move to Microsoft Exchange Brings New Messaging and Collaboration Tools

Microsoft Lync is a unified communications service that provides a range of collaboration features, such as:

Most Lync services were rolled out as part of Loyola's recent email upgrade and are integrated directly into Microsoft Outlook.

Basic tasks in Lync 2013

Using Lync’s Audio and Video Features

Your computer must be set up for audio and video before you can use Lync’s calling features, so you may need to purchase additional equipment (microphone, speakers, and camera). A list of recommended devices is available on the Purchasing Notes page.

Lync 2013 for Mobile Devices

You can download the Lync 2013 app for Windows, Android, iPhone/iPad, and other devices directly from Microsoft. Their Lync 2013 for Mobile Clients page provides a list of devices for which mobile apps are available, and includes links to help you get started on your phone or tablet.

Lync and Unified Messaging

On March 17, 2014, a University-wide voicemail upgrade will bring additional functionality to the Lync toolbox. When complete, the voicemail system at Loyola's lakeside campuses will be integrated with Exchange, Outlook, and Lync, allowing you to access email, voicemail, calendar, and contacts anywhere, on any device. For more information, see About the Voicemail Upgrade.