Lync Online: Connect your Lync with External Partners

Lync Online offers you several ways to communicate with colleagues. But LYO (Lync Online) offers you also communication with external users.

If you external users have their own Lync Server (On Premises or Online):

  • In your administrator console go to Admin > Lync
  • Click on Organization > External Communication
  • Choose the level of External Communcation you want

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  • Depending on what level you external communication you’ve selected, add the domains you want to block or allow

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If your external don’t have an own Lync environment, the own way it to do it through Skype. This only works if your Skype account is connected with your Microsoft Live ID.

  • Activate Public IM connectivity

This is the setting for your environment. If you want change the behavior for a certain user do the following.

  • In your administrator console go to Admin > Lync
  • Go to Users
  • Double click on the user you want to edit
  • Click on External Communications
  • Define if the user can connect to Lync Users
  • Define if the user can connect to Public IM Networks
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