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Lync for Mac 2011 Released to Manufacturing

Lync for Mac 2011 Released to Manufacturing

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When we first announced Lync Server 2010 last November, we talked about our commitment to supporting multiple platforms and how over the course of 2011 you would see Lync become available for other platforms. Today, I’m excited to share with you today that Lync for Mac 2011 has been Released to Manufacturing, commonly referred to as RTM.

Starting in October, our Mac customers will be able to experience the integrated communications experience that Lync has become well known for. From the updated contact cards to the ability to set up Lync conferences from Outlook 2011 for Mac to enterprise voice features, Lync for Mac 2011 offers Mac users integrated functionality for presence, instant messaging, conferencing and voice and is designed to work with both Lync Server 2010 and Lync Online.

VIDEO: Lync for Mac quick tour

Lync for Mac 2011 is available to customers as a part of the Office for Mac 2011 Volume Licensing SKU, Office for Mac Standard 2011, or through many of Microsoft’s Licensing programs. Customers can also purchase the application as a standalone volume licensing SKU.

For more information on Lync for Mac 2011, please visit


  • Any idea when it will be downloadable for VL customers?

  • Any chance to have on iPad version?

  • Will Lync for Mac 2011 be available to download for Office 365 customers? As a current BPOS administrator with 26 licensed users in my office I work a lot of the time on my Macbook Pro and Office 2011 for Home and Business. When we migrate to O365 will I have access to download Lync for Mac to connect with my PC users who I manage?

  • This is great, I hadn't even noticed you were working on a Lync for Mac.  What is really important to know though, does the Lync client for Mac now support Catalina devices, such as the Polycom Cx300, or USB tethering with Tanjay devices, etc?

  • Cool stuff :) Is there also going to be an iPhone version? :)

  • Will there be an Attendee version for Mac?

  • the big money question: does it work with Office 365?

  • Nice but real integration would also mean the availability of an app for the iPad

  • Awesome - I cant wait - my customers have been clamoring for this

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