How to setup Skype for Business aka Lync on Apple Mac
Posted by William Philbrook, Last modified by Justin Griffin on 12 March 2019 12:10 PM
Microsoft Lync (or Skype for Business on Windows) is an integrated web chat client pre-installed on all PSU-owned computers.
This program allows you to instant message any PSU campus member, as well as call and video chat them.
Installing Microsoft Lync
1. To setup Microsoft Lync, locate the program in your Applications folder and double-click.
2. In the login panel, enter your firstname.lastname@example.org for both the Email Address and User ID fields. Enter your PSU password in the password field.
3. Before clicking Sign-In, select Advanced. Make sure "Use Kerberos" is not selected. Enter sipdir.online.lync.com:443 in both the Internal and External server names. Click OK to return to the sign-in screen and select Sign In.
Using Microsoft Lync
To use Microsoft Lync, simply search for part of an campus member's name in the "Find a contact or dial a number" box. Lync will automatically begin searching as you begin typing.
To save a contact, click the plus sign (+) next to their name and select a Group to add them to. You can create a new group in this menu as well.
To communicate with a contact, left-click their portrait on the main screen and select a communication option. You can email, instant message, phone call, and video call in this menu, as well as change settings specific to that contact.
You can also quickly open an instant message with a contact by double-clicking their name.