Present Online a Presentation in PowerPoint 13 using Lync

In an old post of mine, I described the feature how to Broadcast a Presentation in PowerPoint 2010. Now, with PowerPoint 13, we have two options on how to Present our Presentation. One is by using Microsoft Lync which is available in PowerPoint 13, and which will be described in this post and the other one is by using the Office Presentation Service which is similar with the Broadcast feature and which will be described in my next post. In order to Present Online our Presentation with the use of Microsoft Lync we just follow the steps described below.

First we have our Presentation ready and then we must select the Slide Show tab and then from the area of the ribbon named Start Slide Show we select the command Present Online command as shown in the image below. Once selected the drop down menu appears where we select the command Microsoft Lync.

Slide Show - Microsoft Lync

Once the command Microsoft Lync is selected, Lync gets started as shown below.


Once Lync has started a PowerPoint dialog box appears where we can Present This Slide Show In A Lync Meeting. All that is left is to Choose A Lync Meeting To Show This Presentation In. We select either the command Start A New Lync Meeting from the middle of the window or a Scheduled Meeting in case we had arranged one, and then press the OK button. In my example I only have the choice to Start A New Lync Meeting.

Present This Slide Show

Then the Join Meeting Audio dialog appears where we can select either:

  • Use Lync (full audio and video experience)
  • Call Me At:
  • Don’t Join Audio
  • Don’t Show This Again

We then choose what we want, and then press the OK button in order to start our Lync Presentation.

Join Meeting Audio

We are then notified that Lync is Starting Conference Call.

Starting Conference Call

In the next image, we can see that the Presentation is Loading.


Once the Presentation is loaded, we are ready to present it. At the bottom, left corner of the Lync dialog box we can select the first icon as shown below which is named Messages. Here we can type a Message to anyone who is participating in the Presentation.


With the next icon on the bottom left corner of the Lync dialog box we can use either the Dial Pad in order to dial a number, or to use the Devices tab where we can adjust our microphone and speakers.

Dial Pad

With the third icon of the Lync dialog box, we can enable or disable our camera in order to Preview our Video.

Video Preview

With the fourth Icon on the Lync dialog box, we can use either the Present tab in order to choose what to present for our meeting, such as our Desktop, a Program, to create a Poll, a Questionnaire and other. We can also choose the OneNote tab to view our Shared Notes or our Notes. Also we can choose the Attachments tab in order to attach something that we want.


With the last icon on the Lync dialog box, we can choose to either add more Participants or choose the Actions tab. On the Actions tab we can:

  • Mute Audience
  • No Meeting IM
  • No Attendee
  • Hide Names
  • Everyone On Attendee
  • Invite by Email


Once we have finished presenting our Presentation, we just press the Stop Presenting button, which is located at the top middle area of the Lync dialog box.

Stop Presenting

That is it, we have succesfully presented our PowerPoint 13 Presentation Online with Lync.

Below you can check out the video describing how to Present Online our Presentation with the use of Microsoft Lync in PowerPoint 13.

Present Online A Presentation in PowerPoint 13 Using Lync

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