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Joining Microsoft Messenger is a new business counterpart in Office 2011 for Mac, Microsoft Communicator. Both products offer similar features and interfaces, but each is designed for a different market:

  • Microsoft Messenger: Uses your Windows Live ID (such as your Hotmail e-mail address) to communicate with contacts using public servers. Requires a Windows Live account to sign in.

  • Microsoft Communicator: Designed to use fully updated Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 or later to communicate within a closed business environment. The corporate contact list has been moved from Messenger to Communicator. Communicator supports Microsoft Exchange Global Address List (GAL).

Both Messenger and Communicator offer a variety of ways to communicate, collaborate, and share work. Logging in to either product involves a simple username and password sign-on.

Managing contacts in Microsoft Messenger and Communicator

The Contact List displays when you open Messenger or Communicator. Starting at the top, you have access to a lot of tools:

  • Add: Displays the Add a Contact dialog.

  • Send: Click the Send button and then choose a contact from the pop-up menu to open a text instant message conversation window.

  • Call: This feature requires speakers and microphones on both ends of the call. Communicator supports PC to phone dialing.

  • Video: This feature requires video camera, speaker, and microphones on both ends of the call.

  • Send File: Click and then choose a contact from the pop-up menu. You see a file Open sheet, which you can use to choose a file or photo to send to the selected contact.

  • Page: Click and then choose a contact from the pop-up menu. If you haven’t set up your mobile message preferences, the Preferences dialog opens. Normally, Page displays the Page message input window. Type a text message to be sent to your contact’s cellphone or mobile device.

  • Mail: Opens your Web browser to view your mail account. Displays how many unread messages you have in your inbox.

Indicating Presence in Messenger and Communicator

The Presence Indicator is a new feature of Office 2011. It has these buttons across the bottom:

  • Send Mail: Opens a new browser window to a new, blank, pre-addressed e-mail message window.

  • Send Instant Message: Opens a conversation window and requests the contact to engage in a text chat session.

  • Voice Call: Sends a request to establish a voice call. This feature requires speakers and microphones on both ends of the call. Communicator supports PC to Phone dialing.

  • Video Call: Sends a request to establish a video call. This feature requires video camera, speaker, and microphones on both ends of the call.

  • Schedule Meeting: Opens a new Meeting dialog in Outlook.

  • Open Outlook Contact: Opens the Contact in Outlook.

  • Add to Contact List: Adds this person to your Messenger or Communicator Contacts List.

  • Phone Number: In Communicator, click to initiate a telephone call.

Instant messaging with Office 2011

When you choose to send an instant message, the Message Conversation dialog opens. The dialog lets you chat using text. You can also use the following features in the Message Conversation dialog:

  • Save: Saves the dialog of your chat. Messenger only.

  • History: Displays the Conversation History window. Messenger only.

  • Open Drawer: Opens the side drawer and displays Contact pictures.

  • Presence Indicator: Click to display the contact’s Presence Indicator.

  • Close Drawer: Closes the side drawer.

  • Input area: Type your message or drag a file into this section.

  • Font: Click to change characteristics of the font you send.

Reviewing conversation history in Messenger and Communicator

When you click the History button or press Command-O in Messenger, the Conversation History dialog appears. You get the following options:

  • Save as Web Page: Saves the selected conversation in HTML that can be opened in a Web browser.

  • Print: Prints the conversation.

  • Delete: Deletes selected conversation.

  • Search: Find conversations using keyboards.

  • Show/Hide toolbar: Click this little button when your toolbar disappears and you want it back.

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The following tables compare the features and capabilities of Lync 2013 clients in the following categories:

Access
  • Enhanced Presence Support

  • Contacts and Contact Groups Support

  • IM Support

  • Conferencing Support

  • Telephony Support

  • External Users Support

  • Archiving, Compliance, and Logging Support

  • modern auth

These tables indicate the features that are available to Lync users in an on-premises deployment of Lync Server 2013. The same features are also available to Skype for Business Online and Office 365 users unless otherwise indicated.

Important

See Mobile client comparison tables for Lync Server 2013 for details about feature availability in Lync 2013 mobile clients.

Note

  • For details about Skype for Business Online subscription plans, see the Skype for Business Online Service Description at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=282430.

  • Lync Server 2013 supports the following previously released clients: Lync 2010, Lync 2010 Mobile, Lync Phone Edition, and Lync 2010 Attendant. For information about these clients, see the Lync 2010 version of the Client Comparison Tables at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=213798.

  • The Lync 2013 client supports audio and video in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment. For details about Lync 2013 capabilities in a VDI environment, see Supported virtualization technologies and known limitations in Lync Server 2013.

Enhanced Presence Support

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

View status

Publish status

View status notes and Out of Office messages

Add a custom location

Add a custom note

Use a photo from any public site for My Picture

Contacts and Contact Groups Support

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

View and Modify Contacts list

●1

Tag contacts for status change alerts

●1

Control privacy relationships

●1

Search the corporate address book

●1

Search Microsoft Outlook contacts

●1

Manage contact groups

●1

Expand distribution groups and Office 365 Groups

●1

Search for Response Groups

●2

●2

●1

Display recent contacts group

●1

Display current conversations group

●1

Display alternate contact views (for example, tile)

●1

Sort contacts by Group, Relationship, or New (people who’ve added you to their Contacts list)

Sort by group

●1

Sort contacts by Status (availability)

●1

Search and add Exchange contacts

1 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.

2 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, this feature is not available.

IM Support

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

Initiate IM or email to a contact

●1

Navigate among multiple IM conversations/Track multiple conversations in a single tabbed window

●1

Log IM conversations in Outlook

●1

Saved in Communicator for Mac

Saved in Lync for Mac

Use prepared conversation templates

●1

Check spelling

Skill search (with SharePoint Server integration)

●2

●2

●2

● 2

●1, 2

Persistent Chat (Group Chat) integration

●3

●3

●3

Escalate a Persistent Chat room to a Lync Meeting with one click

●3

●3

Inline pictures of sender and receiver in IM window

Send ink messages

Receive ink messages

Set IM messages as high importance

1 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.

2 On-premises Lync Server 2013 and on-premises SharePoint 2013 is required for skill search.

3 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, Persistent Chat is not available.

Conferencing Support

Note

  • Lync meeting features are not available in Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 1.

  • In Lync-to-Lync sessions, a Skype for Business Online Plan 1 user can participate in desktop sharing and application sharing if they are invited by a user who has access to sharing features.

  • For details, see the Skype for Business Online Service Description at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=282430.

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

Add computer audio

(requires plug-in)

●1

Add video

(requires plug-in)

View multiparty video (gallery view)

Use in-meeting presenter controls

Access detailed meeting roster

●1

Participate in multiparty IM

●1

Share the desktop (if enabled)

● 2

(requires plug-in)

●2

●2

Share a program (if enabled)

View only

(requires plug-in)

View only

Add anonymous participants (if enabled)

Use dial-in audio meetings

●3

●3

●3

●3

●3

●1

Initiate a Meet Now meeting

Add and present Microsoft PowerPoint files

Present only

View only, annotations not available4

Navigate Microsoft PowerPoint files

Add and edit OneNote meeting notes

Edit only (not add)

Use a whiteboard

Conduct polls

Upload files to share with others

Schedule a meeting or conference

Outlook or Lync Web Scheduler

Requires Mac Outlook version 15.28 or later

Outlook or Lync Web Scheduler

Outlook or Lync Web Scheduler

Outlook or Lync Web Scheduler

Lync Web Scheduler

Outlook

Q&A Manager

Create public meetings with static meeting IDs from Outlook

Disable meeting IM

Mute Audience

Make everyone an attendee

Delegate can schedule a meeting on behalf of delegator

Synchronize delegates between UNRESOLVED_TOKEN_VAL(skypeforbusiness) and Outlook

Set Video Spotlight (lock video)

Give/Take control of screen sharing

1 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.

2 Participants cannot control desktops that are shared by Skype for Business on Mac, Lync for Mac 2011, or Communicator for Mac 2011 users. Mac users can control desktops shared by Windows users.

3 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, this feature requires an audio conferencing provider.

4 The Lync for Mac 2011 client cannot view Microsoft Office 2013 PowerPoint presentations when they have been shared in a conference by the Lync Web App 2013 client.

Voice (Telephony) Support

Note

Lync Voice features are limited to certain Skype for Business Online subscription plans. For details, see the “Lync Voice Features” topic in the Skype for Business Online Service Description at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=282430.

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

Initiate a call

●2

●2

●2

●2

●1

Click to call a contact

●2

●2

●2

●2

●1

Transfer a call

●2

●2

●2

●2

●1

Manage call forwarding

●3

●3

●3

●1

Manage team call settings

●3

●3

●3

●1

Manage delegates

●3

●3

●3

Initiate a call to a Response Group

●3

●3

●3

●1

Support emergency services (E911)

●3

Requires Lync Server 2013 CU8 HF1 or later

●3

●3

●3

●1

IM notification to SIP URI(s) for E-911 call

IM notification to distribution list for E-911 call

Connect to voice mail, set up or change greeting

●3

●3

●3

●1

Missed call notification

Make calls on behalf of another contact (manager/delegate scenario)

●3

●3

●3

Handle another's calls if configured as a delegate

●3

●3

●3

●1

Manage a high volume of calls

●3

●1

Call park

●3

●3

Group call pickup

●3

●3

1 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.

2 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, this feature is available for PC to PC calls only.

3 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, this feature is not available.

External Users Support

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

Initiate IM with a public contact

●1

Initiate IM with a federated contact

●1

Conduct two-party or multiparty calls with external users

●2

●2

●2

●1

1 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.

2 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, this feature is not available.

Recording

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

Client-side recording of audio, video, application sharing, desktop sharing, and uploaded content

●1

●1

Client-side recording of file transfers, shared OneNote pages, and PowerPoint annotations

●2

●2

Select preferred recording resolution

1 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, recording is unavailable in certain Skype for Business Online standalone plans. Recording requires full Lync 2013 client rights. For details, see the Skype for Business Online Service Description at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=282430.

2 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, recording of file transfers, shared OneNote pages, and PowerPoint annotations is unavailable.

Archiving, Compliance, and Logging Support

Feature/capabilitySkype for Business 2015 and 2016 clientSkype for Business on MacLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010Lync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011

Archiving of IM conversations in Outlook Conversation History

●2

●2

●2

●2

●1

Saved in Communicator for Mac

Client-side archiving of audio, video, application sharing, desktop sharing, and uploaded content

●2

●2

Client-side archiving of file transfers, shared OneNote pages, and PowerPoint annotations

●3

●3

Access sign-in logs from Lync icon in the task bar

1 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.

2 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, this feature requires Exchange Online and is controlled by the user’s Exchange mailbox In-Place Hold attribute.

3 For Skype for Business Online and/or Office 365 users, archiving of file transfers, shared OneNote pages, and PowerPoint annotations is unavailable.

Client limitations

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Basic client limitations

The features below are available using the Full client and are not available with the Basic client:

  • Manage team call settings

  • Manage delegates

  • Make calls on behalf of another contact (manager/delegate scenario)

  • Handle another's calls if configured as a delegate

  • Manage a high volume of calls

  • Initiate a call to a Response Group

  • Call park

  • Group call pickup

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Online or Hybrid user account limitations

User accounts can exist either Online or On-premises, and that will affect the features available to that user. Users with accounts on Skype for Business Online will not have access to the following features, even with the Full client:

  • Enhanced Presence: Use a photo from any public site for My Picture

  • Contacts: Search for Response Groups

  • IM Support: Persistent Chat (Group Chat) integration

  • IM Support: Escalate a Persistent Chat room to a Meeting with one click

  • External Users: Conduct two-party or multiparty calls with external users