Is there a Lync alternative on a Mac such that I can still use my Microsoft contacts? Note that I desire to keep all my outlook contacts from Lync but simply using a different service to communicate with them. For example, if I could chat with my outlook contacts via iMessages, that would be ideal. However, if there is a 3rd party messaging service which will allow me to chat with outlook contacts, that will be good too.
I use Adium, there is an extension that lets you connect to Lync servers.
works only with:
A third-party Pidgin/Adium/Miranda/Telepathy plugin for the extended version of SIP/SIMPLE used by various products:
- Skype for Business
- Microsoft Office 365
- Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS)
- Microsoft Lync Server
- Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS 2007/2007 R2)
- Microsoft Live Communications Server (LCS 2003/2005)
Once you have the Xtra installed, you can add your Lync account as an "Office Communicator" account.