Lync Web App is almost identical to the meeting experience offered by the full version of Lync. If you received a Meeting Invitation for a Lync Meeting and you are a student, vendor, contractor, guest of UH, or simply don't have Lync on your computer - download and install Lync Web App to experience a Lync Meeting in a web browser. To experience full audio and video in a meeting, use Lync Attendee.
Lync Web App is a browser-based version of Lync that contains all of the Lync in-meeting features except for desktop sharing, computer audio and video. A phone must be used for audio. Microsoft Silverlight is required. If Silverlight is not on your computer, it will download and install during the Lync Web App installation.
Features of the Lync Web App include:
- Dial-in and dial-out (“Call me”) audio conferencing
- Detailed meeting roster
- Multi-party instant messaging (IM)
- Desktop and program sharing, including giving control to participants (program sharing not available for Macintosh)
- Collaboration features, including a whiteboard, poll and file sharing (whiteboard and poll not available for Macintosh)
- Open a Lync Meeting Invitation.
- Click Join Online Meeting or copy and paste the meeting URL into a web browser.
- On the Lync page that appears, click Join the meeting using your web browser.
- In the Lync Attendee screen that appears, select one of the following:
- Join as a guest if you are a student, not affiliated with UH or not yet migrated to Lync.
- Join using corporate credentials if you are a faculty or staff member.
- If you select corporate credentials, enter cougarnet\ followed by your CougarNet ID in the first field and your CougarNet password in the second field.
- Click Join.
- Enter your telephone number in the field provided and click Call Me.
- Dial-in to the meeting using the phone number and Conference ID provided by Lync Web App.
For Lync related questions or problems, send email to LyncSupport@uh.edu.