Friday, October 11, 2013

Using the Lync Online Meeting Browser Plug-in

We use Lync in our office as part of our Office 365 deployment. This makes it easy to share screens with others. Meeting attendees don't even need to have the Lync client installed to participate (or a Lync account). They will get asked to install the Lync Web App (basically a browser plug-in) when they join their first meeting.

I put together the following video to show what the user experience for the installation process looks like. This is using a Windows 7 PC and Internet Explorer 10. The experience is likely to be different depending on your operating system and browser version.

In the video, you may notice that I needed to run the installation twice. For some reason, the installation didn't complete the first time. This seems to be a common problem.