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Microsoft Lync client for Linux


You can use Pidgin the universal chat client with third party Pidgin lync plugin as a Lync client for Linux.


Follow below process to install Lync client on Linux.
1. Here I am using CentOS to install Pidgin
2. Download Pidgin & SIPE plugin for Pdgin from below locations,


Pidigin
SIPE Plugin for Pidgin


3. First install the required files for Pidgin SIPE using below command on centOS
# yum install libpurple-devel gcc libtool intltool glib2.0-devel gettext-devel libxml2-devel
4. Now extract downloaded SIPE package
# tar -xzvf pidgin-sipe-1.11.2
5. Go to extracted directory & compile the SIPE 
# ./configure –prefix=/usr
# make
# sudo make install
6. Now its time to install Pidgin
You can install Pidgin directly via yum or by downloading source code,
# yum install pidgin
7. Now open pidgin & enter your login credentials server details etc. as shown in below screen shots
#pidgin
8. once you open Pidgin it will ask you to add account. So click on add 


9. Select Basic tab & select office communicator as a Protocol. And enter your username & password as shown below,
10. Select Advanced tab & enter your Lync server details, in my case its lync.mytricks.in
11. In proxy setting select “No Proxy”  & click on ADD.
12. Now accept Lync certificate
13. Here we go now you can see the contact list,
14. Here is the chat conversation