Topic Last Modified: 2016-02-25
This section summarizes software support for Lync 2013 and the Online Meeting Add-in for Lync 2013.
This update for Microsoft Lync Server 2013 adds the following improvements: Support for a desktop application type that uses Unified Communications Web API (UCWA). This enables the new Microsoft Skype for Business for Mac client to communicate together with Lync 2013.
- Lync Web App is designed mainly for external partners, such as salespeople, who are invited to Lync meetings, but it is also useful for employees who are not at their usual computer at meeting time, or have not yet upgraded to Lync 2010. To check whether you or a colleague will be able to use Lync Web App, see Supported platforms for Lync Web App.
- Thank you for downloading Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 from our software portal. The program is distributed free of charge. The version of Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 you are about to download is 15.0.4701.1000. The package you are about to download is authentic and was not repacked or modified in any way by us.
- Skype for Business, formerly Lync 2013 for iOS, extends the power of Lync and Skype to your favorite mobile device: voice & video over wireless, rich presence, instant messaging, conferencing,.
The Online Meeting Add-in for Lync 2013, which supports meeting management from within the Outlook messaging and collaboration client, installs automatically with Lync 2013.
Software Requirements for Lync 2013 and the Online Meeting Add-in for Lync 2013
|System component||Minimum requirement|
Windows Operating system
Windows 7 operating system
Windows Server 2008 R2 with latest service pack
Lync 2013 and the Online Meeting Add-in for Lync 2013 are not supported on Windows Vista or Windows XP (any version).
Installation and updates
Administrator rights and permissions
Internet Explorer 11 Internet browser
Internet Explorer 10 Internet browser
Internet Explorer 9 Internet browser
Internet Explorer 8 Internet browser
Internet Explorer 7 Internet browser
Mozilla Firefox web browser
If you are using Lync with Microsoft Exchange Online and your organization has deployed an authenticating HTTP proxy, Internet Explorer 9 or Internet Explorer 8 is required.
Microsoft Office Integration
For the full set of integration features:
Microsoft Exchange Integration
For the full set of integration features:
Macintosh Operating Systems
Lync 2013 is available only for Windows. However, Lync Server 2013 supports the following clients on computers that are running Mac OS 10.5.8 or latest service pack or release (Intel-based) operating systems (Mac OS 10.9 operating system is not currently supported). For details about supported features, see Client comparison tables for Lync Server 2013.
Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 (see “Lync for Mac 2011 Deployment Guide” at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=268786)
Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011 (see “Communicator for Mac 2011 Deployment Guide” at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=268787)
Lync Web App Browsers
Lync Web App supports specific combinations of operating systems and browsers. For details, see Lync Web App supported platforms for Lync Server 2013 in the Planning documentation.
Microsoft Office Supportability
Lync Server 2013 clients support integration with various versions of Microsoft Office, as summarized in this section.
Lync 2013 integration features are supported on Outlook 2013 and Microsoft Outlook 2010.
Lync 2013 integration features are supported on Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.
The Online Meeting Add-in for Lync 2013 is supported with Office 2013 and Microsoft Office 2010.
Using Mandatory Profiles
If users are planning to use Lync 2013 conferencing features, they should not use Active Directory Domain Services mandatory profiles to sign in to the Lync 2013 client. Because mandatory profiles are read-only user profiles, the public key infrastructure (PKI) keys that are required for Lync 2013 conferencing cannot be saved to the profile. For details, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 2552221, “Lync 2010 conferencing feature fails when the user is signed in using a mandatory user profile,” at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=3052&kbid=2552221.
Microsoft Lync For Mac
Lync client hardware support in Lync Server 2013
Lync client video requirements for Lync Server 2013
Supported clients from previous deployments in Lync Server 2013