Microsoft Lync Through the Web

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Get an invite to a Microsoft meeting? Are they using the new Lync interface? And, you don’t have a paid Office365 account do you? So, you click the link, figure it’ll open a web browser and off you go, right?

Wrong.

Instead it opens up a Lync app that you installed with Office, or the one that comes with Windows 8. And then you’re stuck. You can’t log in if your office doesn’t have a Lync server (office?).

Thankfully, there’s a simple solution. Many thanks to Michael Wood. You just add a string to the end of the URL and you’re off to the web app. I couldn’t find this anywhere, so I figured I’d share with those who might need the help. Just add ‘?sl=1’ to the end of the URL.

Yay!

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OK, fine, but what do you think?