Add profile picture to Lync for Mac for Office 365

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My organization is making the move to Office 365 and with it we have access to Lync Online services. Most of us are Mac users but the Lync for Mac client is a little lacking in some areas.

One of the features it lacks is the ability to allow users to add profile photos for themselves. They can’t even choose from pre-selected canned images. Instead, they’re relegated to gray, faceless placeholders. Even worse, all their . . .

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Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.8 provides Mavericks support

Microsoft has released its Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.8 update. This update resolves two issues:

Enables OS X Mavericks support Resolves an issue where a delegate doesn’t receive notification when he is made a delegate

Mavericks support now includes the following fixes:

Ability to download the address book file Ability to play voice mail Ability to request control of a shared desktop or application

Download the update from Microsoft’s site or choose Help menu > . . .

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Connect Office 365 Lync for Mac to Skype

Microsoft announced Lync-Skype connectivity in late May on the Lync Team Blog. This connectivity bridged their Lync enterprise collaboration tool with their free Skype voice and messaging network.

Both applications share some overlap in features:

Instant message chat Computer-to-computer voice calls Computer-to-LAN line (telephone) calls Computer-to-computer video calls Conferencing

However, each application is targeted toward different audiences. Lync remains a business-focussed platform companies can maintain on their own network or with a hosting provider. Skype . . .

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Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.4 update provides Mountain Lion support

Microsoft has released its Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.4 update. This update appears to solidify improvements in the the 14.0.3 hotfix for specific devices and officially supports OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion).

Additional improvements:

Fixes an issue where a Mac user cannot participate in screen sharing and receives the error message Encryption policy does not match because an administrator has set a policy to enforce desktop and application sharing encryption. Fixes an issue where 16:9 . . .

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Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.3 update offers improved device support

Microsoft has released its Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.3 update. This update is a hotfix that improves audio quality and applies only to Lync users with these specific devices:

Polycomm CX300 Plantronics Calisto 800 series Plantronics Calisto 540 Logitech B530 Jabra Pro 9450 Sennheiser DW Office Snom UC600 Microsoft LifeCam Studio

The hotfix does not support other devices and Microsoft does not recommend it for any other Lync for Mac users. This is a cumulative . . .

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Lync 14.0.1 update addresses 10.7.2 crashes and Office 365 sign-ins

Microsoft has released its Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.1 update. This update fixes an issue where Mac OS X 10.7.2 users may experience unexpected quits while trying to sign in to an account. It also fixes an issue that prevented Office 365 users from being able to sign in to their accounts.

Current Lync 14.0.0 users can download the 30 MB update from Microsoft’s web site or via Office 2011’s Check for Updates found under . . .

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Lync for Mac 2011 available October

Microsoft announced today that it will release its third messaging application for Mac, Lync for Mac 2011, next month. Lync for Mac stands alongside Messenger for Mac, a free instant messaging and communications tool for the general public, and Communicator for Mac, an enterprise-only messaging application for use with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.

Lync for Mac is a “unified communications tool” for enterprise collaboration. It includes instant messaging, audio/video chat, screen sharing and . . .

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