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Exchange and SharePoint Interoperability

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Applies to: Office 365

Topic Last Modified: 2014-12-12

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.

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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.

To view feature availability across Office 365 plans, standalone options, and on-premise solutions, see Lync Online Service Description.

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