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  • Blog Post: Update on Lync Phones

    As Lync continues to experience incredible momentum in the market , our partner ecosystem is growing with us. Today, I want to share some updates to the Lync Qualified IP Phone front and point out some new resources available to support the Lync community to help Lync customers select the right phones...
  • Blog Post: Lync 2013 Delivers Business Value

    Author: Paul Cannon, Sr. Product Marketing Manager Introduction I started in the computer industry on a helpdesk team managing projects. My first “fly solo” project was evaluating the roll-out of ISDN video conferencing between 3 sites in San Francisco, Chicago, and London. When I went...
  • Blog Post: February 2014 Update for the Lync Desktop Client

    Nikolay Muravlyannikov , Lync Program Manager II Debbie Arbeeny , Lync Program Manager II Tim Woo , Lync Technical Product Manager It has been a year since Lync 2013 was released for general availability and the Lync team is truly thrilled at the progress of the product and all the enhancements...
  • Blog Post: To Lync Conference 2014: Thank you!

    To the folks who couldn't be here, thank you for engaging with us over social, watching the keynote, and connecting with us from afar. Every tweet you sent was shared on a giant 30-foot tall screen in the expo hall. We hope you can join us next time…from a capacity perspective, it's going...
  • Blog Post: Behind the Scenes at the Lync Conference 2014 Keynote Demo

    By Tim Woo, Technical Product Manager and Lync Demo Lead Day One of Lync Conference 2014 is over and it has been exciting to see the enthusiasm around Lync from our customers and partners. For me, as the Lync Demo Lead, the end of day one also means I can relax a bit knowing the keynote demo...
  • Blog Post: Holland & Knight LLP puts its clients first (and attorney satisfaction right behind) with a widespread adoption of the latest release of Microsoft Lync

    By Dean Leung, Chief Information Officer, Holland & Knight LLP In the legal industry—as with just about any professional services realm—the client comes first. Clients expect ready access and responsiveness. And we want them to be able to quickly find us any and every time so that...
  • Blog Post: Telefónica Makes Microsoft Lync the Centerpiece of its Unified Communications Strategy

    By Andrew Dacombe , Head of Enterprise Mobility, Telefónica Telefónica S.A. is a Spanish broadband and telecommunications provider that supplies communications, information, and entertainment solutions to more than 315 million customers across Europe, the United States, and Latin America...
  • Blog Post: Lync Mobile update for Android phones: Rejoin and Conversation Continuum

    Written by: Barak Manor As we stated in our last Lync Mobile blog , we are not leaving Android behind. The new Lync for Android update is now available and will enhance the continuity of your communication experience. New features include the ability to quickly rejoin a Lync Meeting that you just...
  • Blog Post: SDN at the Lync Conference: Wi-FI with Aruba

    By Jamie Stark, Sr Product Manager, Lync In just one week, the worldwide Lync Community will be gathering in Las Vegas for Lync Conference 2014 . One of the big topics we’ll be talking about at the conference is software-defined networking (SDN). We have seven core sessions talking about our...
  • Blog Post: Lync Mobile update for iOS and Windows Phone: Viewing Uploaded PowerPoint presentations, Voice Commands on Windows Phone and a new look for iOS7

    Written by Barak Manor The latest release of Lync mobile for Windows Phone and iOS7 devices adds the ability to view shared PowerPoint presentations, lets Windows Phone users control Lync using voice commands, and aligns the Lync Mobile app with the look and feel of iOS7. View Shared PowerPoint...
  • Blog Post: Lync and Software-Defined Networking

    By Jamie Stark, Sr Product Marketing Mgr, Lync A little-known fact about the engineering team for Lync and Skype is that many of the people came out of the core networking division for Windows Server. While most of the world looks at Lync as a great unified communications software package, underlying...
  • Blog Post: Lync 2013 Mobile: Get more from your meetings

    By Angela Chin, Program Manager, Lync Mobile Team The recent updates for Lync for Windows Phone and Lync for iPhone allow you to get more out of your meetings. Now you can view meeting content and manage meeting participants even when you’re on the go. Viewing meeting content When other participants...
  • Blog Post: Here's how we've improved the Windows Store Lync App!

    by Phillip Garding, Senior Program Manager, Lync Team One of the things we announced at Lync Conference was our first update for the Lync Windows Store app. We spent the last few months talking to customers and reading your Store reviews. We heard lots of feedback on what you liked and what you didn’t...
  • Blog Post: Lync 2013 Mobile: Starting, adding and switching between communication methods

    By Angela Chin, Program Manager, Lync Mobile Team Lync’s mobile clients now have voice and video over wireless as well as IM all in one place.  You can start, add and switch been each of these communication methods easily from within your application.  Switching between conversations on Lync...
  • Blog Post: New Lync features available to make meetings even better

    By Shelly Marston, Technical Product Manager, Lync Customers often tell me that meetings are among the most valuable interactions they have, and that Lync’s ability to make online meetings as productive and immersive as in-person meetings is critical to their success. For example, Grant Thornton...
  • Blog Post: Presenting your Screen with Lync 2013

    In Lync 2013, as with the rest of the content, you can find program, monitor and desktop sharing options under the monitor icon. Here you can initiate a new session or quickly switch to recently presented content, listed conveniently in the same menu under Presentable Content . You can also Show the...
  • Blog Post: Thank you for our momentous year -- a recap of the Worldwide Partner Conference

    Last week at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference , I got the chance to talk about our momentous Fiscal Year 2013 and kick off the upcoming year with over 15,000 people. I wanted to use this post as a way to say thank you to those that couldn’t attend and share some of my personal highlights...
  • Blog Post: Viewing Shared Media Content in Lync 2013 for iPad

    By Roshin Lal Ramesan, Senior Program Manager, Lync Mobile Team When you’re in a Lync online meeting using Lync 2013 app for iPad , you can view shared PowerPoint presentations and see desktop and applications shared in the meeting. Viewing of content is supported while attending Lync meetings or ad...
  • Blog Post: Lync-Skype Connectivity Arriving by June 2013

    By Blake Shepard, Senior Business Planner, Lync On February 19 th Tony Bates, President of Microsoft’s Skype Division, announced in the keynote address at the Lync Conference and also in a blog post that Lync-Skype Connectivity for presence, IM, and voice will be available to all Lync users...
  • Blog Post: Video Interop in Lync

    By Shelly Marston, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Lync In my role on the Lync Marketing team, I look after Lync Meetings — audio, video, and web conferencing — and the video workload. So I was particularly attentive in Tony Bates’ keynote at Lync Conference 2013 a month ago, especially...
  • Blog Post: November 2013 Update for the Lync 2013 Desktop Client

    Nikolay Muravlyannikov , Lync Program Manager II Debbie Arbeeny , Lync Program Manager II Tim Woo , Lync Technical Product Manager In the November Update for the Lync 2013 Desktop Client, the Lync team is pleased to introduce several new features to enhance your Lync experience. These were created...
  • Blog Post: Take Back Your Presence

    Remember when presence was an indicator of your availability to communicate? It was empowering to know that you could control interruptions and be ready to collaborate with others if they needed you. Fast forward to the era of…Perma-Busy! I am not really sure how it came to be, but a growing number...
  • Blog Post: July 2013 Updates for the Lync 2013 Desktop Client

    By Debbie Arbeeny, Lync Program Manager II Article updated 03/14/14. We are pleased to introduce several feature enhancements debuting in the July 2013 Updates for the Lync 2013 desktop client. The new and enhanced features are targeted at making your meeting experience run more smoothly while...
  • Blog Post: The Lync Windows Store App keeps getting better!

    By Phil Garding, Sr Program Manager, Lync Many thanks to all who have downloaded the Lync Windows Store app on your Windows 8 devices! An extra thank you to those who took the time to write a review and give us feedback. We are listening and working hard to add the features you want, fix problems...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the First Lync Conference

    by Giovanni Mezgec, GM, Lync Marketing Mark your calendars! I’m happy to announce that we will hold the first Lync Conference next year in San Diego, CA. The conference will take place at the Hotel del Coronado from February 19-21, 2013. The conference will feature dynamic keynotes, informative...