Microsoft® Lync™ 2010 Attendee is a conferencing client that allows users who do not have Microsoft® Lync™ 2010 communications software installed, to participate in Lync 2010 online meetings.
Lync 2010 Attendee provides communication tools such as instant messaging, audio, video, as well as collaboration tools such as application sharing, screen sharing, attachments, whiteboard, polling, and slide presentation.
To join and participate in meetings, this topic presents a few tasks that you’ll have to do to start using Lync 2010 Attendee.
You can obtain the Attendee client as follows:
You can adjust various settings in preparation for using Attendee. You can also adjust options when you’re in the meeting.
These are the options that you can select from the Options dialog box.
Note You could join Lync 2010 meetings with earlier versions of Communicator, but we recommend that you use Lync 2010 Attendee for the best experience. With Lync 2010, you’ll get the full in-meeting features that are set by using Attendee.
As mentioned, the support staff in your organization may have already installed and set up Attendee for you. If they did, you will see Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee in the Windows Start menu, where you can open it and view and change options, if required.
Or, if your organization allows it, you can download and install Attendee from Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee - User Level Install.
When Attendee is installed, you can join a meeting as a guest or an authenticated user.
You can join a Lync 2010 online meeting as a guest or an authenticated user by following these steps.
For general information about joining meetings, see Join from a computer without Lync 2010 installed.
Depending on how the organizer has set up the meeting, you’ll be able to either join the meeting immediately, or wait in the lobby until a meeting presenter admits you. You can be admitted only by a presenter or an organizer.
As soon as you’re admitted to a meeting by a presenter or an organizer, you’ll see the meeting window. You can then use IM, audio, video and view what’s being shared or presented.
If you’ve joined a meeting as a presenter, you can share. When you are in a meeting as an attendee, you don’t have the option to share. To start to use one of the sharing options, an organizer or presenter must make you a presenter.