Hi, I’m Desmond Lee, Lync MVP and author of leedesmond’s blog. This past year, I had the opportunity to contribute to the technical review for the newly released book, Microsoft Lync 2013 Unified Communications: From Telephony to Real Time Communication in the Digital Age, by Daniel Jonathan Valik, Microsoft Unified Communications Senior Program Manager. If you want to understand the philosophy behind unified communications, its evolution, and its real-world impact on today's workforce, from the vantage point of a Microsoft insider, this book deserves an honored place on your technical bookshelf.

Author: Desmond Lee, Lync MVP

Published: June 3, 2013

Product version: Lync 2013

To encourage adoption and a smooth journey from implementation to full functionality, it is imperative to understand the philosophy behind unified communications, its evolution, and its real-world impact on today's workforce. Understanding the business perspective across multiple technical viewpoints is key to evaluating the vast landscape of competing vendors, products, and technologies.

Learn how this all comes together in the new book titled, Microsoft Lync 2013 Unified Communications: From Telephony to Real Time Communication in the Digital Age, by Daniel Jonathan Valik, Microsoft Unified Communications Senior Program Manager. This book is targeted at business decision makers, technical advocates, and IT decision makers.

I am honored to have contributed to the technical review for this book. If you are interested in real time communications and collaborations technology that harnesses the power of Microsoft Lync, whether on premise or in the cloud, this business-focused reference belongs in your collection of must-read literature.

About the Author

Desmond Lee (Microsoft Lync MVP) founded the Swiss IT Pro User Group, volunteers as a moderator in the Lync TechNet/MSDN forums, and is a popular speaker and author for various publications. He specializes in end-to-end enterprise infrastructure solutions built around proven business processes and shares his IT adventures at http://www.leedesmond.com/weblog.

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