Unlike the other Microsoft Office 365 applications, Lync installs from the Office 365 portal on to the computer or device you’re using. After you install Lync, you use it—for audio or video calls, instant messages, online meetings, and to share your screen—by opening it from your computer like any other application.
Note Mac users, see Set up Lync for Mac 2011 for Office 365.
- Windows users, on the computer or device you installed Lync on, do the following:
- In Windows 8, go to the Start screen, and then click Lync 2013.
- In Windows 7, click Start > All Programs > Microsoft Lync > Lync 2013.
- If it’s your first time signing in, type your password, and then click Sign in.
Note Your Lync sign-in information is usually configured automatically when Lync is installed. If you can’t sign in, see Troubleshooting Lync sign-in errors.