Lync connects everybody on campus, seamlessly integrating with EKU email and the calendar, and offers an easy-to-use platform for:
Instant Messaging(IM)-Send quick messages to an individual or group
Presence- A user’s presence is a collection of information that includes availability, willingness to communicate, additional notes (such as location and status), and how the user can be contacted. Presence is enhanced in Lync using pictures, location information, and additional status information to provide essential information about availability and communication preferences
Audio Chat and Desktop Videoconferencing-Share audio and/or video with two or more participants
Document and Screen Sharing-Collaborate on documents with colleagues, share your entire or just part of your computer screen
Online Meetings (Web Conferencing)-Schedule an online meeting through Outlook, and conduct the meeting with a presentation, integrated chat, power point, whiteboards and more
Mobile-Set status, send IM's or view contacts with the Lync app on a smartphone or tablet
Lync 2013 users can connect to anyone on Skype, enabling rich communication with hundreds of millions of people around the world.