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Valid info chopped out[edit]

Someone came through and removed alot of valuable information from here. Does Microsoft have something to hide by people knowing what Lync actually does? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:41, 5 October 2010 (UTC)


If anyone who has Microsoft Office Communicator '05 could they take a screen shot of the software (Unfortunately I don't know anything about this program). Also if there are any logos associated with Communicator Thanks

What does it do?[edit]

Forget logos and screenshots, would someone please correct this article to say what the hell the program does! What's there at the moment is little more than marketing speak "integrated communications client", "information workers", "integrates with ... enterprise telephony infrastructure" - not to mention "used effectively world wide".

I mean, forgive my ignorance, but an awful lot of software these days could be broadly categorized as a "communications client" - anything involving e-mail, instant messaging, VoIP, "collaboration", etc; which of these does "Office Communicator" provide? - IMSoP 02:26, 5 November 2006 (UTC)


The "disadvantages" section reads more like criticisms or complaints than disadvantages per se. Rename? (talk) 19:30, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Agreed. New heading is "Proprietary extensions". patsw (talk) 13:35, 1 April 2009 (UTC)


2007 R2 has XMPP Gateway - the article says the opposite —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:55, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

MS Communicator[edit]

I was looking for info on this and was re-directed to this article. Should there be a Microsoft Communicator article instead of a re-direct? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kar98 (talkcontribs) 00:28, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Kar98, the object of your search is basically a Mac edition of the same product, so I think the redirect is appropriate. -JohnAlbertRigali (talk) 20:34, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

OK, I mentioned Communicator for Mac in the article. -JohnAlbertRigali (talk) 22:02, 1 December 2010 (UTC)


This is listed as Freeware here but the server portion appears to only have a 180 day trial and then licenses are required. It also seems that a "Lync 2010 stand-alone Client license" is $31... Andymease (talk) 21:57, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Request for third opinion on Microsoft Communicator Mobile[edit]

Hi, everyone. Editor has made this edit to the article which I do not agree with. So, I'd like to have a third opinion on this if possible. He believes that:

Existing "wording" is inaccurate and may make false "feelings" that there is existing client software for Lync server available, moreover CoMo (communicator mobile) is not branded as “Lync” so again it not fits… If the article is about “Microsoft Lync (formerly Microsoft Office Communicator) and Microsoft Communicator for Mac are instant messaging clients used with Microsoft Lync Server and are replacements for Windows Messenger which was used with Exchange Messaging Server.” then statement in part about mobile version of this client software is not correct as none of mentioned software is able to connect to Microsoft Lync Server (they are however able to connect to OCS2007R2 server).

But I personally do not agree. I believe that the words "dubbed Microsoft Communicator Mobile" in the article, as well as the section title, "Microsoft Communicator Mobile" addresses this concern. As for mobile clients not being able to connect Microsoft Lync Server, I think we need source.

Any feedback? Fleet Command (talk) 06:42, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Sounds like what was there was sourced and what he wants to add is unsourced, to say nothing of incoherent. I'd go with what you had. Purplebackpack89 23:32, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
As I mentioned in message to FleetComand, CoMo (comunicator mobile) is designed for OCS 2007 R2 and use with Lync Server 2010 requires components of OCS2007 R2 (and in fact it requires kind of workaround). How can it be proven that it is not possible to connect? (directly without OCS2007 components)
Note please that all MS official pages ( and says that Lync Mobile is under development. (talk) 18:28, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

First, to prove something in Wikipedia, simply provide a source that says so. Second, I am checking those web pages and do not see anything that suggest a Lync client for Mobile devices is in development. (Perhaps you can give me a direct quotation that I can find via CTRL+F?) In fact, it seems something called Microsoft Lync Mobile 2010 is now available for purchase! (I will now investigate.) Third, none of these side talks justify your edit. Your edit says "There is currently no mobile version of Micorsoft Lync" while you yourself agree that Communicator Mobile connects to Communicator Server 2007. This means that Communicator Mobile is part of Lync family, regardless of the name or state of compatibility. Fleet Command (talk) 18:51, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Second link says that Lync Mobile "will be available" for this and that platform. How can it be proved that such software is currently not available? I can make you screenshot from MVLS (Microsoft Volume Licensing) download webpage pointing there is no such software listed, I can also make same screenshot from MSDN donloads page (none of it is public source). But this is not proof that it doesn't exist... . And again, only relevant source mentioning this issues are discusions boards over MS Lync, I assume that this is not so valid source for citation? (here: second post). In revers logic is there single article on web saying Lync Mobile available? (outside domain?) Finnaly I was able to find exact article about how to setup Lync Server environment in order to maintain compatibility with CoMo ( So based on this information I propose following "schema": 1. Mention Lync Mobile as upcoming product without set date of delivery (as there is no source that points that product IS available or when it will be available. 2. Mention CoMo as existing client for OCS2007 R2 and Lync Server (two different versions of product) and include information that compatibility is not Out-of-the-Box, but there is existing workaround (pointing to article above). This way, reader will have compleate information, that will not be confusing/misleading about expected funcionality. (talk) 23:33, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Okay, point number one are two cleared. And you forum source is okay, since it is from a reliable person, an MVP. However, it is dated October 2010. Therefore, I won't object if you go ahead and add the compatibility note to the article.

But point number three still remains. Hence, I still disagree with your past edit and your banishing of those applications out of the family. If you are not convinced, you may continue down the chain of WP:Dispute resolution. Fleet Command (talk) 06:59, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

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Font size of incoming text?[edit]

No mentioning that it's impossible to change the size of incoming text? I'd think it's worth mentioning, in this day and age - where accessibility is more than just a weird word. I can't read half the text because others use size 10 which is too small for me, but any larger would be too big for others. I know I'm rambling, sorry.--Cyberman TM (talk) 08:08, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Updating 2010 icon to 2013 icon[edit]

I hope someone can update the 2010 icon with the new 2013 version when the time is right.
The new icon is at: File:Microsoft-Lync-2013-Icon.svg
Zywxn |  09:36, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

When to rename it?[edit]

According to winbeta the new Skype for Business is already public, or will that be a separate page? --Lumia930uploader (talk) 20:07, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Lumia930uploader. I was under the impression that Skype for Business was just an edition of Skype and was going to be added to the Skype article. I am not claiming that I know a lot, but the criteria is how Lync and Skype for Business compatible. If Skype for Business cannot connect to a Microsoft Lync Server-like trunk (I've heard it is strictly web-based), then we might just mark this article as discontinued and move on.
Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 08:28, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Okay Codename Lisa Microsoft officially launched it today, I haven't found any reliable sources to claim either so I will let someone with a more detailed knowledge on the subject handle the article. --Lumia930uploader (talk) 18:10, 15 April 2015 (UTC)