Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Conferencing with chat, audio, and video, part of Up and Running with Lync Online.
- With Lync 2013 you can hold conversations with your Contacts using different means, such as Instant Messaging, a phone call over the Internet, even a video chat if everyone's equipped. We can even have group conversations, which we're going to explore right now, beginning with Instant Messaging. It's a simple matter of hovering over the image or image area for your Contact. You'll see a number of icons appear, the first one for sending an Instant Message. So if I go to Karen's image, click that icon and start typing, she'll be alerted.
So, Hi Karen, are you there? As soon as I hit Enter, an alert is sent out her way. If she is available, and it looks like she is according to her presence, sure enough, she starts typing back, and we're having our conversation. So now I'm gonna bring in a third party. All we do is go to the Contact image, click and drag them into the conversation and release. Notice the images appearing across the top. At this point, Winston can accept to join our meeting, and I can start typing messages to him.
When he types back, I'll know that he's joined our meeting, and you can see we have three participants now in a group conversation. All right, I'm gonna close this up now and we could the same thing for an Audio and a Video Call if we wanted to. Let's go back to one of our Contacts, here's Karen. We'll do an Audio Call by clicking the phone icon. She's going to be alerted someone's calling. She accepts the call, and now we're chatting. Hi Karen, are you there? - Hi David. - Excellent. I am ready to have our meeting.
I might bring in another person, so just hang on. - Okay. - I'm actually going to hang up, but at this point, if I wanted to, I could start dragging other Contacts into our conversation, and we could have a group conversation using voice over Internet. Notice what happens to our status too as soon as we join the call. We're no longer available. We're In a call. As soon as I hang up, I should be Available again. All right, let's try a third option now, which is by video. All I do is go to the Contact like I did before.
This time though we're going to go to the Start a Video Call icon. As soon as I do that, the same thing happens. Karen is notified. She accepts the call, and as soon as she does I should start to see her video while she's looking at mine. Hi Karen, how ya doing? - Hi, good. How are you? - Great. Ready to start this meeting? - Yes. - Okay. Well, that's the end. I'm gonna hang up. See ya. - Bye. - All right, so that's how we start a video meeting, and we could do that with a group just like we did when we were chatting with Karen and Winston.
So, three different ways to have a conversation, keeping in mind that those conversations are being stored. As we move to Conversations, you'll see Video Calls, Phone Calls, and Chats. You can resume those at any time by clicking them. That's a quick introduction to Conversations here in Lync 2013.
- What is Microsoft Lync?
- Finding, adding, and grouping contacts
- Starting audio and video conference calls
- Using Lync's instant messaging
- Desktop, application, and whiteboard sharing
- Recording meetings
- Using Lync contacts in Outlook
- Sharing OneNote notes in Lync
- Sharing Lync and Skype contacts