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Office 365 Lync - How do I sign in or out of Lync 2010?

Office 365 Lync - How do I sign in or out of Lync 2010?

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With Microsoft Lync communications software, starting and signing in to Lync can be done with just a couple of steps. Or, you can have Lync start automatically.

Start Lync and sign in

If you’re already logged on to the RHUL network, you can just start Lync and sign in.

  • Click Start and type Lync; Microsoft Lync 2010 or 2013 should appear at the top

You might get signed in automatically, as described in the next section, by Lync 2010, but if you don’t, type your sign-in name. This is your RHUL email address, such as FirstName.LastName@rhul.ac.uk.

(Optional) After the first time you sign into Lync, Lync will start itself every time you log in.  If you don't want it to do this, click the Options cog in the top-right, select Personal on the left of the Options screen, then untick Automatically start Lync when I log on to Windows.

(Optional) Select a presence status to tell your contacts how available you are. By default, Lync sets your status automatically, based on your current activity or Microsoft Outlook Calendar.


Click Sign In.


Sign out of Lync

Although you can close the Lync main window to free up your desktop, it’s a good idea to leave Lync running in the background.

You have two options for signing out.

  • At the top of the Lync main window, click the availability menu under your name, and then click Sign Out.
  • In the notification area of the taskbar, right-click the Lync icon, and then click Exit

For Royal Holloway Office 365 - Lync FAQ home page click here


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