100% maybe! There are a few different flavors of Microsoft Lync out there, the one we’ll be talking about in this post is Lync Basic. Lync Basic is a free version of the Microsoft Lync client with some limitations. The limitations of course are the catch.
The biggest set of limitations are the following:
- Major enterprise voice functionality missing. This includes call forwarding, team call and delegates, call park, group call, calling a response group, and the ability to connect to voice mail to set up or change greetings.
- No recording.
- No gallery view.
If you can live without these features, and you don’t receive the full version of Lync in your existing licensing, then it may be a good fit for your firm. If you use Enterprise Voice, you might want to step up to the full version. A full client feature comparison can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg425836(v=ocs.15).aspx
The clients themselves can be found at the following links
- Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 (32 Bit)
- Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 (64 Bit)