I had fun writing this post last night and pushing the boundaries of Lync in OWA.
It got me thinking. The addition of a 'Meet Now' button on the Contact card, right beside "Schedule a meeting", would be perfect. It could create the meeting space, log you into the Lync Online meeting in your browser and send an invite to your Lync contact to join the meeting. The new Lync Online experience in the browser makes good use of the available audio / video devices on the host computer.
I wonder how we could get that suggestion to the product team.
Reference (Blog post) : Using Lync via Outlook Web App | http://tech.webster.net.nz/Blog/Post/7/Using-Lync-via-Outlook-Web-App.