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Lync Offline Address Book

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  • Fogive me for the (probably) inappropriate placement of this question.  I have tried many an avenue to have this clarified and have been unable to gain a authoritive and definitive answer to my question so far.

    We are about to replace OCS with Lync (not sure of version) and the question has been asked around the funtionality of an enterprise address book.  The answers I get from the Tech guys and their managers differ. The main question is around whether there is an offline mode.  Obviously things such as pressence will not work offline, however will the contact details i.e. telephone number, title, address etc found in the address book still be available through the lync client while the client is offline?

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:40 PM

Answers

  • There is no offline mode for the Lync client.  Either you are logged in (you see your buddy list) or you are not/client is attempting to login.  The only other state is limited functionality mode but this only happens when the backend server is offline and you are connecting to another pool/DR site.

    Thanks,

    Richard


    Richard Brynteson, Avtex, Lync MCM, Blog - http://masteringlync.com

    • Marked as answer by 58Robinson Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:11 PM
    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:48 PM

All replies

  • There is no offline mode for the Lync client.  Either you are logged in (you see your buddy list) or you are not/client is attempting to login.  The only other state is limited functionality mode but this only happens when the backend server is offline and you are connecting to another pool/DR site.

    Thanks,

    Richard


    Richard Brynteson, Avtex, Lync MCM, Blog - http://masteringlync.com

    • Marked as answer by 58Robinson Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:11 PM
    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:48 PM
  • Thanks for that Richard.

    Just to clarify then, if I read what you have written correctly, there is no access to any information contained within Lync while offline. The client just sits in an attempting to login state.

    Thanks again

    Craig

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:06 PM
  • Correct.  It will just sit and try to login.  Eventually it might error out and go back to the initial login screen but you won't have access to your Lync Contact.

    Thanks,

    Richard


    Richard Brynteson, Avtex, Lync MCM, Blog - http://masteringlync.com

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:10 PM