Lync for Mac 2011 released to manufacturing (RTM)

By Tom Warren, on 8th Sep 11 4:34 pm with 20 Comments

Lync for Mac 2011

Microsoft revealed on Thursday that its Lync for Mac 2011 software has now released to manufacturing.

The software giant plans to make Lync available in October for Mac users. Lync for Mac 2011 will be made available to customers as part of the Office for Mac 2011 Volume Licensing SKU, Office for Mac Standard 2011 or Microsoft’s other licensing programs. Microsoft will also offer businesses the opportunity to purchase standalone licences.

“Starting in October, our Mac customers will be able to experience the integrated communications experience that Lync has become well known for,” said Microsoft’s Kirk Gregersen in a blog post on Thursday. “From the updated contact cards to the ability to set up Lync conferences from Outlook 2011 for Mac to enterprise voice features, Lync for Mac 2011 offers Mac users integrated functionality for presence, instant messaging, conferencing and voice and is designed to work with both Lync Server 2010 and Lync Online.”

  • Anonymous

    I want my WP7 app! Who cares about Macs? :D

    • Test1ngi23

      Microsoft.

    • Jinge

      10% of the population. 10% that shouldn’t get use to alternatives to MS Office and Lync if MS want to keep selling them! 
      Solutions are used, because they are great and powerful, but also because people are used to use them. Nobody ask for “OpenOffice” on a CV, but for MS Office… That might change someday, so MS have to anticipate!

    • Guest

      10% in north america. 5-6% worldwide.

    • Jinge

      Sure, no many people have a mac in China nor India, so 6% worldwide, remove 3billions -> 12% worldwide not including developing countries that cannot afford it.

    • Anonymous

      and you think your statement is not stupid, ha?

    • France Preshern

      Would you expect from an Apple user to be clever?

    • Guest

      Maybe we should exclude people with dark hair. Or how about men with a limp? The numbers are what they are. Deal with it, shill.

    • Anonymous

      i agree but pls your souce i keep telling appl fanboys they request for source ? help me please ?

    • Hubert Hammack

      They don’t even have 10% in the U.S., and don’t have 6% worldwide.

    • Grannyville7989

      I care :-)

  • GP007

    Makes sense since they sell Office for the Mac that they’d also bring Lync over.

  • Jinge

    Soon they will release Windows for MAC, then a MS MAC!

    • Anonymous

      Er, Windows for Mac is already out. It’s called Windows 7…

    • Guest

      Jinge is a little slow…

    • Guest

      Soon you’ll make an intelligent comment. Or at least we all hope so.

  • Anonymous

    Since they are a software company, they shouldn’t care which computer their software is on. If they could have windows on every mac using boot camp, I’m sure they wouldn’t complain. I wonder what percentage of mac users buy a copy of windows to use with bootcamp.

  • Anonymous

    Since they are a software company, they shouldn’t care which computer their software is on. If they could have windows on every mac using boot camp, I’m sure they wouldn’t complain. I wonder what percentage of mac users buy a copy of windows to use with bootcamp.

  • Grannyville7989

    Oh Microsoft, when will you give me OneNote 2011 for Mac :-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/andreirlopes Andrei R. Lopes

      When you start using Windows SO. =]