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  • Question

  • Dear to whom may concern,

    I am having a little bit confusing about Lync Licensing.

    I would like to know whether we can buy standalone Lync without any Lync server required. :)

    Appreciate the information.

    Thanks & regards,


    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:34 AM


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  • Yes you can Buy

    Lync 2013 client licensed via Office Professional Plus (and is also available as a standalone).

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    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 5:11 AM
  • The Lync Client license is now included office 2013 package.

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    • Edited by Mai AliMVP Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:01 AM
    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:01 AM

  • Unless you are using Office 365 (Lync Online), an on-premise or hybrid setup of a Lync Server 2013/2010 backend infrastructure is obligatory.

    See Licensing Lync for more information (server backend). Note that the Lync 2013 desktop client is licensed separately as part of Office 2013 Pro Plus, although the other clients such as Lync Mobile and Lync 2013 Basic are available at no costs e.g.

    Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 (32 Bit)

    Please share with us if this helps.Th

    anks / rgds,

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    • Proposed as answer by Georg Thomas Tuesday, October 21, 2014 8:15 PM
    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:27 AM
  • Hi Secret007,

    Platform Independent Licenses

    Microsoft Office Standard, Office Professional Plus, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Lync, Office for Mac, Word for Mac, Excel for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Lync for Mac and Outlook for Mac are “platform independent” licenses. A platform independent license allows for a product to be used on any computer platform (e.g., PC, Macintosh) that the software runs on, provided that the version used is the same or earlier than the original version that was licensed. For instance, a customer licensed for Office for Mac Standard 2011 may choose to use that license to run Office Standard 2010 for Windows.

    The article about licensing for your reference.

    Best regards,


    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:08 AM