Start an online presentation in PowerPoint using Lync

You can schedule an online meeting ahead of time or start a meeting right away – all from within PowerPoint using Lync. You need to have a microphone connected to your PC, so you can speak to your meeting attendees.

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  1. Slide Show > Present Online > Microsoft Lync.

    Present Online using Lync

    Note    A list of active Lync conversations and scheduled Lync Online meetings (within 30 minutes) will appear, and you can also start a new meeting right away.

    Start a Lync meeting

  2. In the list, pick a scheduled meeting or start a new Lync meeting, and then click OK.

  3. In Lync, do one of the following:

    • Begin your scheduled meeting.

    • To begin a new meeting, invite attendees by first clicking Invite more people to your online meeting, and then clicking Invite More People.

      1. Under Invite, select contacts from the contacts list or type each name in the box, and then click Select.

      2. Begin your presentation.

Tips for using other options in Lync:

  • Attendees can post questions about your presentation (real-time) by clicking Active conversation box, and typing in the active conversation box.

  • Manage your sound and audio devices by clicking Manage your audio devices.

  • Manage your video by clicking Manage your video.

  • Manage the content you share by clicking Manage the content you share.

  • Invite more people by clicking Invite more people to your online meeting.

Note    These button images will change color. For example, dark grey means that you’re not performing an activity at the moment, but you can click it to start one. Blue means you are engaged in an activity. Light grey means you don’t have functionality for that option.

For information about attending a Lync meeting, see:

Applies To: PowerPoint 2013

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