Set up Lync for you and the way you work.
Note Administrators, skip to the end of this topic for information about configuring Lync Online for your workplace. Everyone else, this topic is for you; keep reading.
Step 1: Set Lync Options
The Lync - Options window should be your first stop when getting started with Lync. It’s where you customize Lync for your use. Use it to set up audio and video devices and to change things, like your picture and phone numbers that display with your contact information, how and when you’re alerted to new instant messages, how messages display (with or without emoticons, for example), and your status settings.
- Open Lync.
- In the Lync main window, in the upper-right corner, click the Options icon.
- In Lync - Options, use the options in the left pane to open the appropriate page. The following table can help you locate the Options page you need for the most common setup tasks. (Be aware, though, the table isn’t comprehensive. We recommend you skim the options on all Lync - Options pages when setting up).
Important If an option or page is unavailable, it’s likely been disabled for your workplace or account. Contact your workplace technical support for help.
Step 2: Set up your Contacts list
Add the people you communicate with most to your Contacts list, so you can communicate with them quickly and easily. To add a contact, in the Lync main window, type the person’s name in the search box, click the listing when it appears, and then click More Options > Add to Contacts List > and a group to add the contact to. For more details, including alternate methods for adding contacts and troubleshooting tips, see Add a contact in Lync.
Tip You can change the way your Contacts list is sorted. For details, see Change how your contacts are displayed in Lync.
After you get set up, check out our videos, download and print guides to keep desk-side, and/or review these Help topics to learn how to do key tasks in Lync:
Administrator set-up topics
For information about setting up and configuring Lync Online for your company, see Set up Lync Online (enterprise) or Set up Lync Online (small business).
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