Overview of Lync for Mac 2011

Office for Mac 2011 will reach end of support on October 10, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see these resources.


Applies to: Office for Mac 2011

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Lync for Mac 2011 works with Microsoft Lync Server 2010 to provide real-time collaboration between people in different locations. People can collaborate in real time by using several methods of communication, including instant messaging (IM), presence, Web conferencing, desktop sharing, and audio/video (A/V) conferencing. Contacts that a user adds to his or her Lync account can include coworkers in the same company and, if authorized, associates on federated networks.

Intended audience

The Lync for Mac 2011 Deployment Guide is for system implementers, IT managers, system administrators, or other people who plan for, implement, and maintain Lync in their organizations.

Lync is available as a standalone edition for volume licensing customers.

Documentation roadmap

This document guides you through planning and deploying Lync in a corporate environment. The following table describes the chapter content.

Chapter Description

Getting Started with Lync for Mac 2011

Details about the new features in Lync and information about what you should consider when you upgrade to the new version

Installing and Configuring Lync for Mac 2011 on a Corporate Network

How to install and deploy Lync in a corporate environment

Technical Reference for Lync for Mac 2011

Additional resources for planning, deploying, and maintaining Lync