Lync 2010 with Linux machines


  • how can we use Lync 2010 in Linux machines..? do we have any third party applications which can support Voice and Video.?   


    Monday, March 19, 2012 12:17 PM


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  • There is no MS client for Linux.

    Try this

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    Monday, March 19, 2012 12:35 PM
  • We tried this, but only issue is Address Book search is not working.  any idea how we can do the address book integration with Pidgin..? 


    Monday, March 19, 2012 2:13 PM
  • For Linux machines your only real option is the Lync Web App (which is only meeting join, no IM/Presence, Conferencing or Voice).

    I haven't tested it, but you might be able to use it with Moonlight.

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    Monday, March 19, 2012 4:57 PM
  • Hi,

    There is no Lync client developed specially for Linux system. Other third party client tool has not full feature of lync client. But you can try justin's suggestion, use lync web app to join the lync meeting.

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    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 5:33 AM
  • yea sadly with the switch to silverlight they killed unix connectivity (moonlight doesnt seem to work for lync reliably).  The only thing I am aware of is the old ocs 2007r2 CWA server.
    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 2:42 PM
  • Hi,

    Actually its not supported on Linux. :( . However, there is a very rich list of OS/browsers combinations where it is supported. The link below very nicely covers the same.

    Feel free to ask in case you have any more questions in this regard.



    • Proposed as answer by Lakshay Gupta Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:22 AM
    Monday, March 26, 2012 3:55 PM
  • Hi Lakshay,

    Thanks for the info, we are already trying this options. will let you know in case of any issues.


    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 11:20 AM
  • Thanks Kris. All the very best.



    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:22 AM
  • I herad there is now a client from a company called Fisil.

    Has anybody tested this out ?

    • Proposed as answer by Fisil Wednesday, April 09, 2014 3:14 AM
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8:00 AM
  • I am using it now.   It is pretty cool.  I connected to my work account on the first try.  I can use linux as my work pc now.  I may never go back to windows again now.
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 7:56 PM
  • Is videoconferencing working when connecting to Windows/Mac computers?
    Friday, September 19, 2014 2:16 AM