Misterious plugin for Lync Web App 2013 Audio/Video


  • Hello everybody,

    I'm wondering how Lync Web App will work with Audio and Video.

    According to this blog it will be ActiveX which will be use.
    According to this one, it will be a "browser plug-in" which will be use.

    Can someone tells me:

    • Is it with a plugin or just HTML5 to make Audio/Video calls?
    • If it's with a plugin, which one?
    • Is it cross-browser? cross-platform?

    Best regards,


    Friday, September 07, 2012 12:44 PM


All replies

  • Basically  it's the VDI plugin, used to redirect the media stream:

    cheers :)

    Monday, September 17, 2012 11:39 AM
  • Thanks :-)

    Hum... It's seems that this plugin, is for Windows plateform only, do you confirm?

    Also, once the plugin is installed, is it throught the client browser?

    Is really not well documented ^^

    Best regards,


    Friday, September 21, 2012 10:35 AM
  • it isn't, you are right. but it's still preliminary, you know ;)

    the plugin installation is through web browser for LWA. it's a user side plugin, no admin intervention required.

    it's for mac too, it's supported on safari.

    i think you'll be able to have more details in a while.

    cheers :)

    Friday, September 21, 2012 1:23 PM
  • Hello,

    what about Linux users e.g Ubunutu? Can they use LWA and the plugin?

    Best regards

    Thursday, November 01, 2012 1:07 PM
  • it is throughout the browser session but it dint work on firefox, so i am still waiting for more documentation on this.


    Sai Prasad MCP, MCSE2003+Messaging, MCITP - Exchange2007;2010; MCTS - OCS 2007; Lync 2010, CCNA ,CCNP - Routing I m lovin it ; Exchange of course.

    Sunday, December 02, 2012 8:24 PM
  • It looks to me like the documentation is complete. See here:

    Deploying the Lync VDI Plug-in

    Monday, December 03, 2012 3:32 PM
  • The VDI plugin is not for Lync Web Access. Use the VDI for a Lync client that is running inside of a VM so that you can get AV streams generated by the VM machine client from outside of the VM.
    The LWA plugin is a different creature altogether.

    John Austin Senior Programming Writer Microsoft

    Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:39 PM