Microsoft Lync for Mac is the next generation unified communications application that helps users be more productive by enabling them to communicate and collaborate easily with others in different locations or time zones using a range of different communication options. These options include instant messaging (IM), voice, desktop sharing and video. To get started using Lync for Mac, download and install the Lync for Mac 2011 application.


The email address used for Microsoft Lync must be added to the Lync 2010 Server. If you have a problem signing into Lync, email

Lync for Mac 2011 requires Mac OS X v10.5.8 (Leopard) or a later version including Mac OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard) and Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion)

1.  If not done so already, download and install the Lync client for Mac from our knowledge base article:

(Mac) Lync 2011 – Download

2.  Enter email address, User ID, Password, and select Sign in Automatic

3.  Select the Advanced cog near the bottom of the window

4.  Select Manual Configuration

4.a: Internal Server Name= leave blank

4.b: External Server Name =

5.  Connect using TLS