The Microsoft Lync Blog

The Official Microsoft Lync Blog covering Microsoft UC strategy, offerings and market commentary.

The Microsoft Lync Blog

  • Accelerating our business with partners at WPC 2012!

    It’s the beginning of July and that can mean only one thing – the Lync team is heading east to connect with our partners at the 2012 Worldwide Partner Conference, in Toronto, ON! WPC is the annual partner event to celebrate our joint successes...
  • Questions about enterprise mobility? Time to brush up on Lync mobile clients

    Enterprise mobility is top of mind for a lot of IT leaders at companies everywhere. Considering the trend, it’s no surprise that the Lync team continued to receive feedback on a great webcast covering Lync for mobile . In response to questions across...
  • Microsoft Lync at Enterprise Connect 2012

    Enterprise Connect covers the major technology trends shaping communications and collaboration. As a leader in the United Communications industry, Microsoft Lync will be participating as a Diamond level sponsor this year. We have a lot of things going...
  • Microsoft Lync: Meeting Unique Deployment Requirements

    One of the advantages Lync provides our partners is the ability to choose the deployment strategy that makes the most sense for their customer. For example, as you may have seen, BT recently announced their hosted platform for Microsoft Lync voice...
  • Introducing Lync mobile clients…

    We first showed an early beta of our Lync 2010 mobile clients at Enterprise Connect earlier this year, sharing our vision for how these clients would extend the capabilities of Lync beyond the desktop. I’m thrilled to announce that Lync 2010 for...
  • Happy 1st Birthday Lync…

    A year ago today, December 1 st to be exact, Lync 2010 was first made available to customers. To celebrate this milestone, I thought I’d share some updates about Lync’s first year in market. I just came back from several weeks on the road...
  • Enriching the Lync video conferencing experience

    Hello from the world of Lync gadgets! Lync’s one-year anniversary is less than a month away and we’re starting year two with a wave of new solutions being brought to market by our audio and video partners. Today, I want to talk about video...
  • Lync Earns Recognition

    Analysts play a key role in the tech industry. They look at how products are actually being used in the real world and advise their IT clients. Perhaps one of the most respected firms in the enterprise IT market is Gartner, with a dedicated team of analysts...
  • Lync gets people talking

    It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since the launch of Lync Server 2010 in New York. I was back in New York (and Boston) this week visiting with customers, press and analysts, sharing updates and touching base on progress since...
  • Lync for Mac 2011 Released to Manufacturing

    When we first announced Lync Server 2010 last November, we talked about our commitment to supporting multiple platforms and how over the course of 2011 you would see Lync become available for other platforms. Today, I’m excited to share with you...
  • What devices have been certified for Mac?

    My role on the Lync team focuses on “gadgets for Lync”, I manage the relationship with our audio and video device partners, and one of the things I like about working on this team is our focus on improving the customer experience. One question...
  • US Army Can Keep Soldiers on Front Lines Connected with Lync

    Today I wanted to bring your attention to an article the U.S. Army wrote about its Lync pilot. I was excited to learn how the Army believes Lync can benefit its personnel, and I think you’ll find it interesting as well. At the Command and Control...
  • This is getting personal: Volkswagen Group of America & Microsoft Lync

    We’ve all seen how innovative technology can drive productivity, operational efficiencies, and cost savings – it’s a frequent story told amongst marketing departments throughout the tech industry. However, rarely are we able to get a...
  • Hello from the Lync Team at WPC here in sunny L.A.!

    It’s the second day at our Worldwide Partner Conference and it’s great to see the energy and excitement from partners on Lync. We kicked off the event with a pre-day session with 300+ Exchange and Lync partners. This is one of my favorite...
  • We’re looking forward to seeing all our partners at WPC!

    Microsoft will host the annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) next week (July 10-14), and we are eager to connect with our Exchange and Lync partners in Los Angeles, California. WPC is the marquee event of the year to engage with our worldwide...
  • Get Face To Face With Lync

    This blog is post #7 in the Ten Days of Office series to celebrate the one-year anniversary since the release of Office 2010 and provide you with tips and tricks to get the most from your Office experience. Tune in each week day for new tips and tricks...
  • Why Does Lync Beat the Competition?

    We have won a lot of projects with customers who were considering some of our competitors’ products. I took a closer look at what makes Lync a better solution for these customers, and what I found was that customers believe Lync stands above its...
  • Interoperability

    Interoperability (sometimes also shortened to just “interop”) is a topic that the Lync team pays a lot of attention to. And interop isn’t just a focus for us—it has been a huge topic in the unified communications industry as well...
  • Earth Day: Lync can make a difference

    Microsoft News Center posted a piece yesterday featuring research from The World Wildlife Fund that calls out the benefit that increased telecommuting and virtual meetings could have on the environment. With today being Earth Day, I wanted to take...
  • Mobile Device Management Just Got Easier -- Announcing the Exchange ActiveSync Logo Program

    I am thrilled to announce the Exchange ActiveSync Logo Program that helps IT Professionals manage mobile devices more effectively. Many of you rely on Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) to provide security and policy control to smartphones and slates that access...
  • Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Service Update is Now Available!

    I’m excited to announce a new release update of our online email protection service Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE), which makes it easier for customers to manage hybrid email environments. Many of you already know that Forefront...
  • Make Google Talk Straight to You

    I am guest blogging on the Why Microsoft Blog today and tomorrow with some thoughts about Google. Check out the post today here . Julia White Senior Director, Exchange Product Management
  • Enterprise Connect

    Enterprise Connect – the event formerly known as ‘VoiceCon’ – is here again, bringing together a great collection of industry leaders in the business communications space. More than 5,000 IT administrators, IT pros and top decision...
  • Lync PIC Trial Discontinued, Free PIC remains

    The Lync marketing team continues to see the value of Public IM Connectivity (PIC) capabilities as a fundamental part of the Lync federation experience. With PIC, Lync users can connect to customers & partners and friends & family who are on public...
  • New Exchange Server 2010 Solution from HP and Microsoft Delivers Large, Low-cost Mailboxes with Ease

    A year ago, Microsoft and HP undertook a challenge to provide our customers with solutions to deliver faster business results. Our approach would be to create new appliances for key IT workloads, including virtualization and management, business intelligence...