Update (29 Sep 2011)
Update Digest: Lync Server 2010, Lync for Mac 2011 and OCS / MOC 2007 R2 (Aug/Sep 2011) — link
To be able to join an online Lync “live” meeting session as a corporate user (with authenticated account) or external guest participant (as unauthenticated or anonymous), an attendee can choose to use one of the following conferencing client options:
For the browser-based option, whether on Windows or Macintosh platforms regardless of the Intel/AMD processor architecture (x64 or x86 bit), only 32-bit browsers are supported. This is because at the present moment, the mandatory Silverlight 4 web plug-in is available in 32-bit only (standalone download link).
Similar to the familiar Live Meeting 2007 client, the Lync Web App enables rich meeting-centric experience and collaboration from instant messaging (IM one-to-many chat), desktop and program sharing, phone-based audio, PowerPoint presentation, whiteboard, polling to file distribution. Because it is a free, lightweight version of the full Lync 2010 client, enterprise features such as contact list search, scheduling meetings, individual IM, contact presence or peer-to-peer A/V are not available.
* Apple Macintosh users with accounts home on Lync Server 2010 in the enterprise now have a new dedicated Communicator for Mac client. Communicator for Mac is delivered as part of Office 2011 and available to Microsoft volume licensing customers only. Messenger 5, 6 and 7 for Mac is required to connect to Office Communications Server / R2 or Windows Live in cloud computing.
- Lync Web App Features (link)
- Lync 2010 Attendee Help and How-To (link)
- Lync 2010 Compatibility (link)
- Lync Client Comparison Tables (link)
- Lync Client Software Support (link)
- Deploying Lync 2010 and the Online Meeting Add-in for Lync 2010 (link)
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