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How (can?) do I (home user) use Lync to communicate with Customers using Lync or OCS? RRS feed

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  • Nutshell...

    I used to be on the networks at two of my customers. One uses OCS internally. The other uses Lync.

    I am contracting for them and want to be able to use Lync to communicate with both from home.

    Can I do that? If so, what do I need on my side? (I am running Windows 7, and Office 2007.)

    Will I be able to automatically save conversations?

    Thanks.

    Thursday, January 9, 2014 10:36 PM

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  • If you're contracting for them, I'd have them set up an account for you that you can log into with a Lync client from home.  You can install Lync Basic for free.  Short of that, you'll want some sort of Lync server on your premises or use Office 365 and attempt to communicate federated. 

    If you're using Outlook/Exchange on your end you could save conversations automatically otherwise you may need to cut and paste.


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    Thursday, January 9, 2014 10:44 PM
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    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:34 PM

  • Either via VPN, OCS/Lync or Skype federation. For the latter, your client must have the Lync Edge Server and federation setup correctly to enable remote access (without VPN). Note that you can install Lync 2013, Lync 2010 desktop client, as well as Lync 2013 for Modern Apps (Win 8) together on the same machine. However, either Lync 2013 or Lync 2010 may run at any one time.

    Hope this helps. Thanks.


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    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:39 PM
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