Lync 2010 Client Comparison Table

Here is a great breakdown on what each of the different Lync 2010 client’s are capable of doing.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg425836.aspx

The following tables compare the features and capabilities of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software clients in the following categories:

  • Presence
  • Contacts and groups
  • Instant messaging
  • Conferencing
  • Telephony
  • External user support
  • Mobile access
  • Archiving and compliance 

Enhanced Presence Support in Lync Server 2010 Clients

Feature/capability Microsoft Lync 2010 Microsoft Lync Web App Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition Online Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Lync 2010 Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011
Publish and view status      
View status based on calendar free/busy information      
View status notes and out-of-office messages      
Add a custom location              
Add a custom note          

 

Contacts and Groups Support in Lync Server 2010 Clients

Feature/capability Microsoft Lync 2010 Microsoft Lync Web App Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition Online Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Lync 2010 Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011
View Contacts list      
Modify Contacts list      
Tag contacts          
Control privacy relationships          
Search corporate address book      
Search Microsoft Outlook contacts          
Manage Contacts list groups          
Expand distribution groups        
Search for Response Groups          
Display recent contacts group          
Display current conversations group        
Display alternate contact views (for example, tile)            

 

Instant Messaging (IM) Support in Lync Server 2010 Clients

Feature/capability Microsoft Lync 2010 Microsoft Lync Web App Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition Online Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Lync 2010 Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011
Initiate IM with a contact        
Navigate among multiple IM conversations        
Log IM conversations in Outlook           Saved in Communicator for Mac 2011
Initiate an email to a contact        
Use prepared conversation templates              

 

Conferencing Support in Lync Server 2010 Clients

Feature/capability Microsoft Lync 2010 Microsoft Lync Web App Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition Online Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Lync 2010 Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011
Add computer audio    
Add video          
Use in-meeting presenter controls          
Access detailed meeting roster        
Participate in multiparty IM    
Share the desktop (if enabled) ●(requires plug-in)        
Share an application (if enabled) ●(requires plug-in)          
Add anonymous participants (if enabled)          
Use dial-in audio conferencing        
Initiate a meeting              
Add and present PowerPoint files            
Whiteboard          
Polling          
File sharing          
Schedule a meeting or conference              

 

Telephony Support in Lync Server 2010 Clients

Feature/capability Microsoft Lync 2010 Microsoft Lync Web App Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition Online Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Lync 2010 Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011
Initiate a voice call      
Click to call a contact      
Manage call forwarding        
Manage team call settings            
Manage delegates              
Initiate a call to a Response Group            
Emergency services support            
Connect to voice mail        
Make calls on behalf of another contact (manager/delegate scenario)              
Handle another’s calls if configured as a delegate        
Manage a high volumes of calls              

 

External User Support in Lync Server 2010 Clients

Feature/capability Microsoft Lync 2010 Microsoft Lync Web App Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition Online Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Lync 2010 Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011
Initiate IM with a public contact        
Initiate IM with a federated contact        
Conduct two-party or multiparty calls with external users        

 

Mobile Access Support in Lync Server 2010 Clients

Feature/capability Microsoft Lync 2010 Microsoft Lync Web App Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition Online Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Lync 2010 Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011
Call from mobile device using work identity (“Call from Work”)              
Receive calls dialed to work number (single number reach)          
Publish mobile presence tag              

 

Archiving and Compliance Support in Lync Server 2010 Clients

Feature/capability Microsoft Lync 2010 Microsoft Lync Web App Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition Online Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Lync 2010 Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011
Client-side archiving          
Client-side recording              
 
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