Lync for Mac helps improve the user experience on the mac, but here are some features that are still missing that would be nice to have: - Upload a PowerPoint - White board and Polls - Recording - E911 - Manage Team Call and Delegate settings - Attendee client for Mac - USB "Better Together" with Lync Phone Edition (moved to own idea)-Support for managing input and output devices with USB headsets, handsets (ala Polycom... more »
Just a couple of ideas to improve the user experience. Many of these features are already in Live Messenger. 1. Cut and paste embedded images. If I want to send a quick screenshot to somebody its a pain to have to save the screenshot to a file and then send it. 2. Add in nudge. Good way to get somebody's attention. 3. It was a good idea to have Lync save IM hustory in Outlook but our company is afraid of this data... more »
I'd love to see a standalone Lync web-based IM client like you can do with MSN Messenger. We are looking to setup Federation and can see a time where users will not only use it for Corporate contacts but for personal as well. Since it requires a Lync software license to install it on a home computer a web based client would be good for users who want to communicate with their contacts when at home. I know I can enable... more »
Spell checking support for IM conversations
We have deployed Lync across the company and we want to use it for HelpDesk to shadow users. It would be great for a way to 'take control' of the user's PC without the end user having to initiate it (ie. HelpDesk should initiate the control request and the end user would just see an 'accept/decline' popup)??
Curretnly the user has to offer the helpdesk technician control...
In addition to changing status to "in a meeting" based on calendar information, it would be nice to have the option to change status to "off work" based on work hours defined in Outlook.
The Lync client should be redesigned to organize or automatically "snap" the user's call(s) and/or conference windows to the main window of the Lync client. This way the user will not have several "call" windows in the taskbar and desktop.
This will allow for easier organization of calls in a busy environment where the user has multiple applications running.
It would be nice if you could assign hotkeys to common voice functions like hold, hangup, transfer & bring active call window to foreground, etc. This is a great feature in Skype that I use extensively.
NOTE: In Lync 2013 there is a Global/OS Wide hotkeys for:
-Answer = Win+A
-Mute = Windows+F4
Lync phone edition has an option to Consult then transfer to. The Attendant has a button for this as well, as well as the ability to hit CTRL+L to achieve the same thing. Microsoft decided to leave this button out of the Lync PC client. It was in the OCS client but not in Lync. I know callers can merge calls using "Current conversation", but a Consult then transfer to button would be so much easier.
The user should be able to forward calls based on different criteria:
• Caller number
• Caller is in the user’s contact List
• The presence status
• Caller Privacy Relationship
• Out of office (Exchange) status
The forwarded calls should be able to be transferred to the following destinations:
• Other Lync user
• UM voicemail
• PSTN/mobile number
• Team call group
ability to save a contact's number along with pauses and DTMF. In analogue systems you use a 'p' or something as a pause. example: 18005558383p1#p1234 would dial the 800number then after a pause press 1, then pause again and dial the pin of 1234
Communicator had a recent contacts option. The new Frequently Contacted in Lync does not work the same way.
With recent contacts, if I ever contacted somebody or someone contacted me, there name would remain
in that list for at least a few weeks, and after that period if I hadn't contacted them again, it would eventually go away.
Hi. I would like to use Lync for our company Helpdesk. The idea is that we would use one account (called for example helpdesk) logged on 4 computers. Users can call or chat only with contact called "helpdesk". The message or call should be displayed to all Operators and anyone can answer it. Is this already possible? Or is it gonna be possible in a future version? Now I can be logged with one account on more computers,... more »
There is no way to disable Hot key for audio call. By default it is set to Ctrl + Enter, which is used by default in many other clients. So, when you try to send IMs in Lync 2013 using Hot Keys ( "Enter" in Lync 2013 by default), you're making voice call instead of send message.