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Quick Start: Use instant messaging and presence

ArticleThis Quick Start describes the basics for communicating by using Microsoft® Lync™ Online communications software. It explains how to use Lync Online to easily i...

Work Smart: Make presence work for you

ArticleUse this guide to help stay in touch with the people who are important to you and those who are key to getting your work done. What do you want to do? Let peopl...

Sign in to and out of Lync Online

ArticleWhat do you want to do? Start Lync Online, and sign in Set up Lync Online to start automatically Sign out of Lync Online Start Lync Online, and sign in If you’r...

Understand presence

ArticlePresence information helps you to contact others and helps others to reach you. It provides information about a contact and helps you to decide the best way to ...

Find someone

ArticleThe search bar in your Contacts list, in the Microsoft Lync main window, is your main entry point to both find and communicate with people. What do you want to ...

Change your presence status

ArticleYou can manually set your presence status to control how or whether you want people to contact you. By default, your status is based on your Microsoft Outlook C...

Control access to your presence information

ArticleWith Microsoft® Lync™ Online communications software, you use privacy relationships to control how much of your presence information others see. Contacts are as...

Set your location

ArticleBy default, Microsoft Lync Online communications software tracks where you are as you log on from different locations. The location name you specify corresponds...

Add a contact

ArticleThere are several actions you need to do to keep your Contacts list current. This article helps you organize your contacts so that you can easily find the peopl...

Create and send an instant message

ArticleYou can have instant messaging (IM) conversations with one or more contacts. You can specify font type and characteristics, such as bold, underline, italics, an...

Accept or ignore an instant message

ArticleWith Microsoft Lync Online communications software, you can exchange information in real-time with another person by using instant messaging (IM). It’s easy to ...

Find previous conversations

ArticleWith Microsoft Lync Online communications software, you can find previous conversations with a contact, find a recent or missed conversation, or switch between ...

Use the contact card

ArticleThe contact card displays detailed information about people and provides one-click access to several ways of communicating with someone. For example, you can se...

Prepare a picture for Lync Online

ArticleWith Microsoft Lync Online communications software you can change the picture that other people see of you in their Contacts list and in IM conversations. You c...

FAQ about presence, contacts, and instant messaging

ArticleThis FAQ provides answers and information about questions that most frequently come up when dealing with presence, contacts, and instant messaging. In this arti...

Send an email message from Lync Online

ArticleThe following are basic procedures to send an email message to a contact, and to invite someone to a conversation by using mail. What do you want to do? Send an...