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Welcome aboard !
We are very excited to present Microsoft Lync, one of the first applications to roll out as part of Beaumont’s Microsoft Initiative.  Lync is an instant messaging application that will replace GroupWise Messenger.

What is Lync?
Lync is a desktop application that provides a centralized instant messaging service within the Beaumont campus.  
Over time, Lync will replace the current Instant Messaging Platform (GroupWise Messenger, Cisco Webex and Cisco Webex Connect).  
Try it out
To install Microsoft Lync onto your computer, please download it via this direct link.  When prompted by the download screen, click Run and allow your computer to complete the download.
***Please Note: Your computer will restart after installation.
Logging into Lync
Lync works best when you are logged into a Windows Workstation with your primary account.  On the first start, Lync will request some or all of the following information.
Email address:         your email
User name:             mswbh\Novell user name
Password:               Novell password
Instructions are also available on-line at
If you need additional assistance, please feel free to contact the Help Desk at 248-59-72727