I attend a lot of Lync meetings. The latest Office 2013 update delivered a feature for Lync 2013 client that will be useful. When you join a Lync meeting, the Lync client focuses on the content being shared. But like many others, I like to see who is attending the meeting and I also open up the IM pane so I can see the message list.
The update to Lync adds a new setting.
When I join Lync meetings
- Show IM
- Show the participant list
Turn these settings on and each Lync meeting you join, IM and participant panes will be displayed.