is there an Office communicator for Linux?

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Most Linux users come across a question “is there an office Communicator for Linux?”

And the answer is “Yes, We have PIDGIN”

logo.pidginFor Linux users Pidgin (IM Client) provides access to the Lync functionality and therefore serves the purpose, even though we don’t have features like audio/video calls and sharing.

For making Pidgin to work with the latest Ubuntu Release of 13.04, follow the below steps

1. Install using:

$sudo apt-get install pidgin pidgin-sipe

2. Run Pidgin and click on Add button

3. Select “Office Communicator” from the protocol list. Fill out the fields as necessary:

Username: yourname@company.com

Login: yourname@company.com

Password: Your Lync password

4. Once authenticated with the server, we should be able to see out Contacts.

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