Cisco Jabber is being deployed in my ORG.
I am interested in knowing if Lync 2013 can be used as a Client (No Lync Server is available)

Earlier i have used Lync 2013 as client and MS Communicator Server (2007) as back-end through some registry changes.

I know XMPP gateway is required for Lync 2013 Server for Inter communication with Cisco Unified communication.

Any pointers in this direction will be helpful

  • I don't feel savvy enough to expand it into an answer, but: 1. It is possible to a certain extent. Some components are interoperable. 2. It is not a very good idea, unless you really have to. What functionality do you intend to share? – Konrad Gajewski Jul 20 '15 at 12:59
  • I am looking to just use the IM Feature... nothing more – Ankesh Jul 22 '15 at 6:58

Lync client cannot work as an XMPP client. XMPP supports in Lync is only relating to gateway. It means that users of a Lync Server can talk with users of an XMPP server. However, it does not mean you can use Lync client to connect directly to an XMPP server.

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  • Ohh, So its kinda limitation of Lync, but i heard lync is extensible, do you konw any plugin that lync client can install that lets it talk directly to XMPP Server :) – Ankesh Jul 22 '15 at 7:00
  • No idea, never heard of such plugin. – Mickaël Rémond Jul 22 '15 at 7:51
  • Wouldn't this be enough? Gateway - if you just plan to use IM. – Konrad Gajewski Jul 22 '15 at 10:57

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