Standalone Lync: do I have to pay for the client too?
Posted on 2014-07-21
One of my users came to me and said she was talking to a client and he wanted to share his desktop with her and asked her if we had Lync. She wanted me to look into getting it. I've crawled all over Microsoft's website and what I can find tells me that we would only pay $5.50 per user per month for a subscription. What I can't find is the information about how much we'd need to pay for the client that we would have to install on our workstations to be able to use enough features to at least enable the feature she needed to share his desktop (or, conversely, share hers with him.)
It looks to me that we can't get the full client without an Office 365 subscription. We have an onsite Exchange server, so we do not have Office 365.
My question: Does anyone know what the total cost of Lync Online is, and how hard it would be to get it up and running in a small office of 9 or less?
Thanks so much.