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Information regarding how to install Microsoft Lync on various devices is provided below.

In this section:


Install Lync on an Apple computer

  1. Click here to download the Lync certificate file.
    Note: If you use Firefox, right-click or Command+click the link above and choose Save Link As to save the file to your computer.
  2. Click the Finder icon in the dock and select Applications on the left side of the Finder window. Scroll down, and expand the Utilities folder.
  3. Run the Keychain Access utility.
  4. After the Keychain utility opens, select Import Items... from the File menu.
  5. Select Downloads on the left, select the Lync-Certificate.cer file, and click Open.
  6. Click the Always Trust button, and enter your password when prompted. You may close the Keychain utility.
  7. Click here to download the Lync installer.
  8. When the download completes, double-click the file named Lync_Mac.dmg in your Downloads folder. To access the Downloads folder, you can click the Finder icon in the dock.
  9. A Microsoft Lync icon may appear on the desktop, and the Lync installer window should open. Double-click the Lync installer icon.
  10. Click the Continue button at the Lync installer welcome screen.
  11. Click the Continue button at the license agreement screen.
  12. Click the Agree button to accept the license agreement.
  13. Click the Install button to begin the installation.
  14. Click the Close button to complete the installation.
  15. Launch Lync. It may have put an icon in the dock. If not, it will appear in the list of applications as Microsoft Lync.
  16. Click the Accept button to accept the license agreement.
  17. Enter your email address, user name, and password, and click the Sign In button.
    Note: If your email address is smith_j@mercer.edu, then your username would be smith_j

Install Lync on an iPad/iPhone
  1. Open the Apple App Store on your device.
  2. Search for the following app: Lync
  3. Select lync 2013 for iPad from the search results.
  4. Install the Lync 2013 for iPad app.
  5. After the installation completes, launch the Lync 2013 app.
  6. Click OK at the Before You Start screen.
  7. Enter your email address in the Sign-in Address field, and enter your password.
  8. Tap Show Advanced Options
  9. In the User Name field that appears, enter merceru\ followed by your username.
    Note: If your username is Smith_J, you would enter: merceru\Smith_J
  10. Tap the Sign In button.
  11. Tap Done, located in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Install Lync on an Android Device

  1. Open the Play Store app on your device.
  2. Search for the following app: Lync
  3. Select Lync 2013 from the search results.
  4. Tap the Install button.
  5. Tap Accept at the app security screen.
  6. Launch Lync 2013. It will appear in the app list as Lync 2013.
  7. Tap Accept to accept the license agreement.
  8. Tap OK at the Before You Start screen to begin configuring Lync.
  9. Enter your email address in the Sign-in Address field, and enter your password.
  10. Tap Show Advanced Options
  11. In the User Name field that appears, enter merceru\ followed by your username.
    Note: If your username is Smith_J, you would enter: merceru\Smith_J
  12. Tap Continue.
  13. Disable the option to sync contacts if you don’t want your Lync contacts added to the main contact list on your device.
  14. Tap Continue to complete the setup.



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