Lync 2010 Attendee Features


Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-27

Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee is a new client in Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Lync 2010 Attendee is a rich conferencing client that allows users who do not have Microsoft Lync 2010 installed to fully participate in Lync 2010 meetings. A Lync 2010 Attendee user can join meetings by using company credentials or as a guest.

Lync 2010 Attendee can be installed on a per-user basis, which enables you to selectively deploy this client, or you can allow users to download and install it as needed.

All of the in-meeting features are available to Lync 2010 Attendee users, including the following:

  • Computer audio

  • Video

  • Dial-in and dial-out (“Call me”) audio conferencing

  • Detailed meeting roster

  • Multiparty instant messaging (IM)

  • Desktop and program sharing, including giving control to participants

  • Collaboration features, including with Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, whiteboards, polls, and file sharing

Users can set the following options and preferences in Lync 2010 Attendee:

  • General options, including IM formatting and Lync 2010 Attendee logging

  • Personal options, including phone numbers and the preferred client for joining conference calls

  • Ringtones and sounds

  • Audio device settings

  • Video device settings

Lync 2010 Attendee does not support other Lync 2010 features that are outside the meeting experience, such as presence, contacts, IM, and telephony features.