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CIS is offering an internal instant messaging tool tied to your SPU account and Microsoft Outlook. Basic features include Chat (via Webmail), Video, Conference Calling, Meetings (through the Lync Client). Lync is available to all current faculty/staff, plus current, and former SPU students.

Former students will not have access to the SPU Download Center, but may use Lync through Webmail, the mobile apps or through the Office Suite if they already downloaded it while they were attending SPU.

Lync Online features

  • Get real-time presence information—including photos, availability status, and location—and enhanced instant messaging (IM) to connect efficiently and effectively.
  • Make voice calls through your computer to other Lync or Skype users in your organization or in other organizations that use Lync or Skype.
  • Create, moderate, and join pre-planned and on-the-fly audio, video, and web meetings with people inside and outside your organization.
  • Enhance online presentations with screen-sharing and virtual whiteboards.

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Lync clients are available for the following devices:

Lync is already installed on SPU-Managed computers. To locate the program, click on the start button and search for Lync. Select the program to launch the client. It will automatically sign you into the service.

Learn More About Lync

Microsoft has some great online tutorials and support articles to help you get started with Lync.