Welcome to UTSA's Lync page. Here you will find links to download Lync for Mac and Windows along with helpful tutorials to get oriented.

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About Lync

Lync is a communication and collaboration tool that allows the UTSA community to instant message, voice call, or video call with coworkers on or off campus. Users will be able to share desktops, programs, and files within the conversation using Microsoft tools like the whiteboard and OneNote. Lync integrates with Office 2013 and Office 365 to make it easy to begin a conversation and start collaborating.   

Installation Links

For Windows:

For Mac:

For Mobile Devices:


 Purchase Lync- certified Products

Please click on the Hello DIrect icon to securely purchase Lync-certified products. 

Tutorial Videos


 Content Editor



PowerPoint Video

Click to download a PowerPoint video tutotial on how to add and arrange Lync contacts.

Downloadable Lync How-to Cards

Lync Sharing and Collaboration

Lync Chat

Lync Meetings

Lync Video


Lync FAQs

Q: Why do I have to upgrade to Microsoft 2O13?
A: For Windows users, Lync 2013 is incorporated into the Microsoft Office 2013 installation. While Microsoft Office 2010 will continue to be supported and will work in a mixed environment with Microsoft Office 2013, we recommend that you upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013 when you are ready to do so.
Q: What version of Windows do I need?
A: Lync 2013 is available via the upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013. Microsoft Office 2013 is compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8. Users of Windows XP or Vista will need to upgrade to a newer version of Windows to install Microsoft Office 2013.
Q: Is Microsoft Office 2013 available for Mac OS X?
A: The most current available version of Microsoft Office for Mac OS X is Microsoft Office 2011. Lync for Mac 2011 is a standalone installation and is not included in the Microsoft Office 2011 suite.
Q: Is Microsoft Access 2013 compatible with databases in older versions of Microsoft Office?
A: While we have not seen problems for users who access older databases in Access 2013, we advise caution in upgrading. Also, we recommend that all users of a given database upgrade Office at the same time, when they are ready. Please visit <> for more information regarding Microsoft Access.