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Microsoft Lync - Personal Device Use

License: Faculty, Staff, and Students

The home use of Lync has the following restrictions:

  1. Microsoft Lync may be installed on a personal or a Texas State-owned computer.
  2. Microsoft Lync is to be used for Texas State University business purposes only.
You must agree to comply with the Texas State Software Code of Ethics as listed below:
Software Code of Ethics for
Texas State University-San Marcos
Software will be used only in accordance with its license agreement. Unless otherwise provided in the license, any duplication of copyrighted software, except for backup and archival purposes, is a violation of copyright law. In addition to violating copyright law, unauthorized duplication of software is contrary to Texas State University-San Marcos's standards of conduct. The following points are to be followed to comply with software license agreements:
  1. All software is used in accordance with its license agreements.
  2. Licensed software will be provided to all users who need it per the Supported Desktop Software Initiative. No Texas State user may make any unauthorized copies of any software under any circumstances. Anyone found copying software other than for backup purposes is subject to disciplinary action.
  3. The use of any unauthorized copies of software in our organization will not be tolerated. Any person illegally reproducing software can be subject to civil and criminal penalties including fines and imprisonment. We do not condone illegal copying of software under any circumstances and anyone whom makes, uses, or otherwise acquires unauthorized software may be disciplined.
  4. No user may give software to any outsiders, including students, clients, customers, family or friends.
  5. Any user who determines that there may be a misuse of software within the organization will notify the Software Licensing Coordinator for Technology Resources or department head.
  6. All software used by the organization on organization-owned computers will be purchased through appropriate procedures.
  7. See also UPPS 01.04.24, Policy on Copyrighted Microcomputer Software for details on Texas State's policy.
  8. Texas State has entered into an Agreement with Adobe. This software is made available to you because of that Agreement.  The software install is intended for the sole use of the faculty and staff member at Texas State University-San Marcos.
I have read the software code of ethics for Texas State University-San Marcos.   I am fully aware of the organization's software compliance policies and agree to abide by the policies. I understand that violation of any above policies may result in disciplinary sanctions.

Lync Software Download Options

Check the box below and select an installation to run.

I will comply with the Texas State Software Code of Ethics listed above. 
Select the Lync software to install:
Lync 2013 for Windows 7 & 8  
Lync 2011 for Mac  
     
   


Lync for Smartphones and Other Mobile Devices

Using your smartphone or mobile device, visit your app store and search for Microsoft Lync. 
Below are the mobile devices that currently use Lync: 

Android iPad iPhone Windows Phone
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Configuration / Sign In Settings - Windows


Windows computers

If you are logged in to your computer, you will automatically be logged in to your Lync account.  If the auto-login does not occur, enter these settings:

  • Sign-in address Your Texas State e-mail address (or alias if you have one). 
    • Example - zzz99@txstate.edu has this alias: zebra@txstate.edu. 
    • This person would enter zebra@txstate.edu as the Sign-in address.
  • Password:  Your NetID password
  • Select Menu then Options
  • For Username, enter this:  txstate\yourNetID (e.g., txstate\zzz99)
  • Click Sign In.
  • Enter your mobile number to set up Lync calling.

Configuration / Sign In Settings - Mac


Mac computers

Enter these settings

  • E-mail address:  Your Texas State e-mail address (use your alias if you have one)
    • Example - zzz99@txstate.edu has this alias: zebra@txstate.edu. 
    • This person would enter zebra@txstate.edu as the Sign-in address.
  • User ID:  Your NetID
  • Password:  Your NetID password

 

Configuration / Sign In Settings - Mobile Devices


Smartphones / Mobile Devices

Enter these settings

  • Sign-in address Your Texas State e-mail address (or alias if you have one). 
    • Example - zzz99@txstate.edu has this alias: zebra@txstate.edu. 
    • This person would enter zebra@txstate.edu as the Sign-in address.
  • Password:  Your NetID password
  • Select Menu then Options
  • For Username, enter this:  txstate\yourNetID (e.g., txstate\zzz99)
  • Click Sign In.
  • Enter your mobile number to set up Lync calling.


You're ready to go!

Be sure to check out our website to learn everything you can about Lync!


Want to conduct an Online Meeting but your attendees don't have Lync?

Users can participate in Microsoft® Lync™ online meetings even if they don’t have a Lync account and haven’t installed the Lync client software on thier computer. See the Lync Web App guide for details.