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Lync Online Feature Availability

 

Applies to: Office 365

Topic Last Modified: 2014-03-03

The table below lists the major capabilities and features of Lync Server and identifies the features available in the Lync Online Dedicated plans.

 

Capabilities Feature Availability

Instant messaging and presence

PC-to-PC instant messaging (IM) and presence

Yes

Multiparty IM and presence

Yes

Interactive Contact card in Microsoft Office

Yes

Photo configuration

Yes

Address Book search

Yes

Distribution list expansion

Yes

Click-to-communicate from Office applications

Yes

Persistent Chat

No

Conferencing and meetings

Ad-hoc and scheduled audio conferencing with no PSTN dial-in

Yes

Dial-in PSTN conferencing

Yes

Dial-in PSTN conferencing via certified audio conferencing provider (ACP)

No

High-definition video conferencing with Lync clients

Yes

Third-party video interoperability via a customer-hosted gateway

Yes

Desktop sharing

Yes

Application sharing

Yes

File transfers

Yes

Whiteboarding and annotations

Yes

PowerPoint upload

Yes

Polling

Yes

Client-side recording and playback

Yes

Meeting lobby

Yes

Scheduled meeting through Microsoft Outlook

Yes

Participant unauthenticated/anonymous join via Microsoft Lync Web App

Yes

Scheduled meeting delegation

Yes

Scheduling an online meeting in Microsoft Outlook Web App

No

Generate a link to a scheduled meeting via Lync Web Scheduler

Yes

Meeting join via Lync optimized conferencing devices. Refer to the Qualified Conferencing Devices section for more information.

Yes

Enterprise Voice

PSTN calling using a qualified SIP trunk provider

Yes

PSTN calling using a direct connection with your private voice network via on-premises session border controller (SBC)

Yes

Support for non-Direct Inward Dialing (DID) numbers when using on-premises SBC

Yes

Call via work in Lync mobile

Yes

Call hold/retrieve

Yes

Advanced call controls (transfer, forward, simultaneous ring)

Yes

Access to Exchange Unified Messaging voicemail

Yes

Team Call

Yes

Call Park

Yes

Response Group Service (RGS)

No

Outgoing calling line manipulation

Yes

Enhanced 911

Yes

Support for analog devices such as FAX

No

Private line

Yes

Common area phone and IP phone support

Yes

Resilient branch office appliance

No

Call Admissions Control (CAC)

No

Audio quality of service (QoS)

Yes

Video quality of service (QoS)

Yes

Malicious call tracing

Yes

Unassigned number routing

Yes

Call center computer telephony integration (CTI)

No

Remote call control (Click-to-Call) with on-premises PBX

No

PC-to-PC media capabilities

PC-to-PC desktop sharing

Yes

PC-to-PC application sharing

Yes

PC-to-PC file transfers

Yes

PC-to-PC audio

Yes

PC-to-PC video

Yes

Federation and public IM connectivity

IM and presence federation with Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 and Lync

Yes

Audio and video federation with Office Communicator 2007 R2 and Lync

Yes

IM and presence federation with Skype and Outlook.com

Yes

Audio and video federation with Skype and Outlook.com

Yes

IM and presence federation with IBM Sametime

Yes

Supported clients

Lync 2010 and Lync 2013 desktop clients

Yes

Lync Basic desktop client

Yes

Lync Web Application for joining scheduled meetings

Yes

Lync 2010 Attendee client for joining meetings

No

Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 client

Yes

Lync VDI Plug-in

Yes

Lync Phone Edition

Yes

Lync Attendant client

No

Communicator Mobile for Windows Mobile 6.x

No

 

Lync mobile clients

Yes

Security and archiving

IM and media encryption

Yes

IM and file filtering

Yes

Client version control

Yes

Anti-malware scanning of uploaded meeting content

No

Anti-malware scanning of file transfer content

No

IM content archiving

Yes

Presence integration with on-premise Exchange Server and SharePoint Server

Yes

Exchange and SharePoint integration

Presence integration with Exchange Online (dedicated plans) and SharePoint Online (dedicated plans)

Yes

Lync Skill Search with on-premise SharePoint Server

Yes

Lync Skill Search with SharePoint Online

Yes

Exchange Online, Outlook Web App, and Lync integration

Yes

On-premises Exchange and Outlook Web App integration

No

Lync on-premises and Lync Online coexistence

Split domain

No

Split workload

No

Customer administration and manageability

Customer self-service configuration portal

Yes

Ad hoc reporting capability

Yes

Lync standard reporting

Yes

Windows PowerShell support

No

Lync optimized common area phone and IP phone device auto updates

Yes

Automatic Lync client update via inband client provisioning

No

User management via your organization’s Active Directory

Yes

Automatic client error log generation

Yes

Data access to IM archiving, Call Detail Records, and Quality of Experience data

Yes

Service continuity management

Yes

Third-party applications

Lync client-side automation using Microsoft SDK

Yes

Lync server-side APIs using Microsoft SDK

No

Customer clients using Microsoft SDK

No

Lync web APIs using Unified Communications Web API (UCWA)

No

 
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