Find the right people, right now
See the availability of colleagues immediately with detailed presence information. Easily find others in your organization by name using global directory search, or by interest and expertise using Microsoft SharePoint powered Skill Search. Communicate how you want
Switch instantly among instant messaging, voice, video, conferencing, and application sharing, as needed, during any conversation. Turn any conversation into a collaboration
Whether you’re conversing person to person or in a conference, a single click is all it takes to share an application or your desktop, upload a PowerPoint, open a whiteboard, or transfer a file in real time. Connect with your social network
Communicate your personal status using the status note in the main Lync UI, and keep track of updates from your colleagues through the Activity Feed tab. Use pictures and video calling to make long distance communications more personal. Dial with ease
Dial by name using your Contact list or the search functions, or use the dial-pad in the Lync Phone tab to easily make voice calls. Visual access to voicemail in the Phone tab lets you listen to messages and view the corresponding Outlook item and automatic transcription. Control how people reach you
Use Presence and privacy settings to control how others contact you, and your call forwarding settings to ring other numbers and identify others to handle calls on your behalf. Communicate directly from Microsoft Office
Bring other users in to comment on documents and spreadsheets without switching applications. Work from anywhere
Stay in communication and productive anywhere you have an Internet connection—no VPN required.
With Microsoft Messenger for Mac, Mac users in your organization can get many of the benefits of Lync Server 2010 including voice and video calls to Lync 2010 users, rich presence information, and more. Learn more at the Microsoft Office for Mac site.