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Lync 2010 will be retired in 2020

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Outlook integration

Easily schedule, join, and add people to meetings based on your company’s Outlook calendar.

Desktop and app sharing

Share content, explain ideas visually, and collaborate easily online.

Multi-party HD video

Enhanced video capabilities with 1080p resolution and up to 6 people shown at once.

Offline messaging

No need to wait for someone to be online. Send or record a message, and it will automatically appear the next time they sign in.

Share files via chat

Upload and share attachments from OneDrive or your PC/Mac without leaving Microsoft Teams.

Always up to date

Always have the latest Office apps, features, and services.

Outlook integration

Easily schedule, join, and add people to meetings based on your company’s Outlook calendar.

Desktop and app sharing

Share content, explain ideas visually, and collaborate easily online.

Multi-party HD video

Enhanced video capabilities with 1080p resolution and up to 6 people shown at once.

Offline messaging

No need to wait for someone to be online. Send or record a message, and it will automatically appear the next time they sign in.

Share files via chat

Upload and share attachments from OneDrive or your PC/Mac without leaving Microsoft Teams.

Always up to date

Always have the latest Office apps, features, and services.

Compare Lync 2010 and Microsoft Teams in Office 365

Microsoft Teams in Office 365

*included with Office 365 plans

Lync 2010

Outlook integration Easily schedule, join, and add people to meetings based on your company’s Outlook calendar.
Desktop and app sharing Share content, explain ideas visually, and collaborate easily online.
Multi-party HD video Enhanced video capabilities with 1080p resolution and up to 6 people shown at once.
Offline messaging No need to wait for someone to be online. Send or record a message, and it will automatically appear the next time they sign in.
Share files via chat Upload and share attachments from OneDrive or your PC/Mac without leaving Microsoft Teams.
Always up to date Always have the latest Office apps, features, and services.

Microsoft Teams in Office 365

*included with Office 365 plans

Lync 2010

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Microsoft Teams with an Office 365 subscription is the latest version of Microsoft Teams. Previous versions include, Lync 2013, Lync 2010, and Lync 2007. Microsoft Teams is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7.

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