Every morning I TRY and see what's new in the Lync world, and what the community has been up to.
Matt Landis MVP has published this great program that will allow you to highlight any phone number press F8 and Lync will automatically dial. Why wasn’t this built into the product??? Don't know, but I will mention you can get TAPI Lync dialing software from other vendors at $20-100 per license. And Matt has generously provided it to the community.
Just finished installing it and it works as expected.
Note; this only works on Windows 7 and Server 2008 and 2008 R2. The F8 hotkey has been hard coded into the script so you can’t change that. But over all a fantastic addition to Lync!
you can download it from from the Technet Gallery Here