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Exchange and SharePoint Interoperability

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Topic Last Modified: 2013-06-11

Lync Online includes high definition pictures, presence status updates based on Exchange calendar information, unified contact store, archiving, out-of-office messages in Lync, and presence status and click-to-communicate in Outlook. This interoperability requires running the Lync client on the user’s desktop.

NoteNote:
For details about archiving interoperability with Exchange, see Security and Archiving.

In certain subscription plans, Lync Online can integrate with Exchange Online Unified Messaging (UM) to combine voice messaging and email messaging into a single messaging infrastructure that is available from the Lync client. Exchange UM and Lync work together to provide call answering, Outlook Voice Access, and auto attendant services.

For customers with both Lync Online and Exchange Online, Outlook Web App provides IM, presence, status updates based on Exchange calendar information, and Lync Meeting scheduling.

NoteNote:
Exchange Online is required for IM and presence integration in Outlook Web App. Lync Online users with on-premises Exchange Server accounts will not see presence and instant messaging features in Outlook Web App.

Lync Online interoperates with on-premises Microsoft SharePoint Server for presence and click-to-communicate in SharePoint sites. This interoperability requires running the Lync client on the user’s desktop.

Skill Search, whereby users can find people with specific sets of skills, is not available to Lync Online customers. This feature is available in Lync Server 2013 on-premises environments if integration with Microsoft SharePoint has been configured.

 

Feature

Lync 2013 with Lync Server 2013

Office 365 Small Business

Office 365 Small Business Premium

Office 365 Midsize Business

Office 365 Enterprise E1

Office 365 Education A2

Office 365 Government G1

Office 365 Enterprise E3

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Government G3

Office 365 Enterprise E4

Office 365 Education A4

Office 365 Government G4

Office 365 Enterprise K1

Office 365 Government K1

Presence Interoperability with Exchange Server

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Presence Interoperability with Exchange Online

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Unified Messaging interoperability with Exchange Server

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Unified Messaging interoperability with Exchange Online

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

Outlook Web App interoperability

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Archiving interoperability with Exchange Server

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Archiving interoperability with Exchange Online

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Skill Search with SharePoint Server

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Skill Search with SharePoint Online

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

 

Feature

Lync 2013 with Lync Server 2013

Lync Online Standalone Plan 1

Lync Online Standalone Plan 2

Lync Online Standalone Plan 3

Presence Interoperability with Exchange Server

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Presence Interoperability with Exchange Online

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Unified Messaging interoperability with Exchange Server

Yes

No

No

No

Unified Messaging interoperability with Exchange Online

Yes

No

No

Yes

Outlook Web App interoperability

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Archiving interoperability with Exchange Server

Yes

No

No

No

Archiving interoperability with Exchange Online

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Skill Search with SharePoint Server

Yes

No

No

No

Skill Search with SharePoint Online

No

No

No

No

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