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The following is a post from Tony Bates, President, Skype Division at Microsoft.
I’m excited to be in San Diego today giving the inaugural Lync Conference keynote address. We have a sold out show with our growing community of customers, partners and Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs). Key industry influencers from the analyst and press communities have joined us as well.
From the living room to the boardroom: Our vision for the future of communicationsI am excited to outline our vision for the future of communications in my keynote today. It’s about re-humanizing communications “from the living room to the boardroom.” People are at the center of this vision. All day, every day, we are all simultaneously consumers and professionals, friends, family and colleagues – and our communications technologies need to move between these dimensions as seamlessly as we do.
Today people adapt to the requirements of technology. Multiple devices, applications and networks each have their own rules and identities and require that we conform to them. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Our vision puts people first by focusing on these core fundamentals:
Lync 2013 momentum Today we are also celebrating the momentum we have on Lync in the enterprise. Specifically:
Showing our commitmentWe are announcing 3 product enhancements that will accelerate this momentum:
Microsoft is also committing to additional product delivery in the next 18 months:
“From the living room to the boardroom” is not just a tagline for us—it is our guiding principle. As consumers, professionals and decision-makers for our organizations, we need to put people back at the center of communications. Together, we’re excited to embark on this journey!