How to Install Lync Basic Offline

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As part of office365 deployment we install office365 E1 and E3 license. E1 allow us to install Lync basic version and E3 allow us to install full version.

Please see comparison table below for each Lync version:

Enhanced Presence Support

Feature/capabilityLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011
Publish and view status●1
View status based on calendar free/busy information●1
View status notes and Out of Office messages●1
Add a custom location
Add a custom note●1
Use a photo from any public site for My Picture●2

1 For Lync Online and/or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.
2 For Lync Online and/or Office 365 users, this feature is not available.

Contacts and Contact Groups Support

Feature/capabilityLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011
View Contacts list●1
Modify Contacts list●1
Tag contacts for status change alerts●1
Control privacy relationships●1
Search the corporate address book●1
Search Microsoft Outlook contacts●1
Manage contact groups●1
Expand distribution groups●1
Search for Response Groups●2●1
Display recent contacts group●1
Display current conversations group●1
Display alternate contact views (for example, tile)●1
Sort contacts by Group, Relationship, or New (people who’ve added you to their Contacts list)Sort by group●1
Sort contacts by Status (availability)●1

1 For Lync Online and/or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.
2 For Lync Online and/or Office 365 users, this feature is not available.

IM Support

Feature/capabilityLync 2013Lync Windows Store appLync 2013 BasicLync Web AppLync 2010 AttendantLync Phone EditionCommunicator for Mac 2011Lync for Mac 2011
Initiate IM with a contact●1
Navigate among multiple IM conversations/Track multiple conversations in a single tabbed window●1
Log IM conversations in Outlook●1Saved in Communicator for MacSaved in Lync for Mac
Initiate an email to a contact●1
Use prepared conversation templates●1
Spelling checker
Skill search (with SharePoint Server integration)●2●2●1, 2
Persistent Chat (Group Chat) integration●3●3
Escalate a Persistent Chat room to a Lync Meeting with one click●3
Inline pictures of sender and receiver in IM window
Send ink messages
Receive ink messages

1 For Lync Online and/or Office 365 users, Lync 2010 Attendant is not supported.
2 For Lync Online and/or Office 365 users, this feature is not available.
Table from https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg425836%28v=ocs.15%29.aspx

Installing Lync basic and full version can be done online after login to office365 portal. However if you need to install offline Lync basic for many reasons, you can use link below:

Installing Lync basic offline (291MB) is from http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=35451

Installing Lync basic offline (336MB) is from here http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=35450

Installing Lync offline make much different in term of time comparing to install online. If you need to also install OneDrive for business offline, please refer to my other post http://yunarwinardi.com/install-onedrive-business-offline/

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