Microsoft Lync is a popular platform that is available for holding online meetings, sending instant messages, making audio and video calls. Unlike Skype, which is mainly designed for people to have personal chats, Lync goes beyond the personal needs and allows for visual conference and work-flow communication. Thus it’s no wonder why Microsoft Lync has won great popularity from white-collar workers in companies. However, some people need to record Lync meeting for the guys who failed to attend the meeting or for later review. In this case, you can have a quick look at the solutions below.

Free and Online Way to Record Lync Online Meeting

Just as its name suggests, Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder gives you the ability to record anything you want on the screen and directly save it as video file in any commonly used format.

Basically, it offers a wide selection of recording modes for you to choose from including full screen, selected area, webcam and picture-in-picture. You can choose the one you desire. Plus, it supports recording video with audio from system sound, microphone or both. Anyway, for those who want to know how to record Lync online meeting with more features and convenience, just check the steps after the jump.


Go to the webpage of this free recorder and hit the “Start Recording” button at the top of this web page to launch it. For the first time using, you are required to install a launcher, which is quite safe, to activate this application.

launch screen recorder


After this recorder appears, you can make some basic recording settings. For example, you can preset your desirable audio input, output video format, bitrate, frame rate and others.

recording settings


Once these settings are made, you can go to Lync and start the online meeting. Then you can customize the region that you want to capture and hit “REC” button on the recording control bar to begin recording.

record lync meeting


When you desire to stop the Lync recording, just pause the screencast and click the green check to continue. Then you can preview the recorded file and save it to the output directory.

playback lync meeting

Now that we have learn the comprehensive guide to make a record of the Lync online meeting online, some users may wonder how could they achieve this goal offline or even make such recording automatically at fixed time.

Advanced Way to Record Lync Meeting on Windows and Mac

Apowersoft Screen Recorder Pro not only allows you to record screen in multiple modes including full screen, webcam, region and the area around the mouse, but also gives you the ability to edit videos and convert them to a wide range of video formats including MKV, AVI, MP4, FLV and popular formats for Apple and Android devices.

schedule Lync meeting recording

Another shinning point of this recorder is that it enables users to create schedule task for recording anything on screen at certain time you set. This is really convenient for making a recording of video conference in Lync automatically. Anyway, just feel free to download it to your computer and give it a try!


Default Way of Recording Lync Meetings

Perhaps for some of you, the most commonly known and easy way to record online meeting in Lync is by using the built-in recording feature of it. This recording function works fine for recording the video and audio. To know more details on how to do that, just follow the steps below.

Run the Lync application on your computer and click more options and select “Start Recording” from the menu, then you can use the controls at the bottom of the meeting interface to pause or stop recording. Once you want to finish recording, just click the red stop button, then the recorded file will be automatically saved as an MP4 video in the Videos/Lync Recordings folder on your computer.

recording in Lync

It’s no wonder that this method is pretty easy to use and needs no installation. However, the recording feature of Lync is not enabled by default, thus sometimes it’s a little bit troublesome for you to activate the recorder. Besides, it’s also lacking features, for example you cannot make annotations while recording and it does not provide multiple recording modes for you to choose from.

Above are the simple and effective ways on recording Lync online meeting, you can decide which method to choose based on your needs. For easy and powerful recording, the first choice is desirable option. However, if you pursue more professional and advanced solutions, then the second solution is recommended.

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