Join from a computer with Lync 2010 installed

When joining a Microsoft Lync 2010 meeting or conference call, you can connect to the audio portion of the meeting by using Lync 2010 computer audio, by dialing in, or by having the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software call you.

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Configure meeting audio

You can configure Lync to connect to the meeting audio the same way every time or to prompt you for a choice.

Set the audio choice you want to use every time

  1. In the Lync main window, click the Options button Lync Options button.
  2. In the Lync - Options dialog box, click Phones.
  3. Under Joining conference calls, in the Join meeting audio from box, do one of the following:
  • To use integrated computer audio during the meeting, click Lync.
  • To have Lync Server 2010 call you, click the phone number you want to use.

 Note    If you don’t see the phone number you want, enter it under My phone numbers at the top of the dialog box.

  • To use your phone to call the meeting, choose Do not join audio.

Configure Lync 2010 to prompt you for an audio source

Choose this option if your audio preferences change frequently.

  1. In the Lync main window, click the Options button Lync Options button..
  2. In the Lync - Options dialog box, click Phones.
  3. Under Joining conference calls, select the Prompt me before joining to confirm or select another audio source check box.

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Join a scheduled online meeting or conference call

To join a scheduled meeting or conference call, do the following:

  1. In the Microsoft Outlook Calendar, open the meeting you want to join.
  2. In the meeting request, click Join online meeting.

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Join an unscheduled meeting

You may be invited to an unscheduled or Meet Now meeting or to a meeting that is already in progress. To join, do the following:

  • In the notification that appears in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, click Join.

For details about how to start an unscheduled meeting, see Start an unscheduled online meeting or conference call.   

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Applies to:
Lync 2010