Lync Team blog being consolidated

To all the loyal Lync enthusiasts who have come to know and love the Lync Team Blog, thank you for all your past comments and engagement with us. This blog would not have continued to thrive without your participation. However, as Microsoft moves toward frequent updates across all Office products, we’ve decided to consolidate our…

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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 for their deployments. First…

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Update your firewall now with this new CRL endpoint

The Lync team has recently discovered additional steps for Lync Online admins to take to ensure smooth service performance. This applies to Lync Online tenants, and hybrid deployments where some users are homed in Lync Online after being moved from a Lync Server on-premises deployment. As a result of the recent acquisition of Verisign by…

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March update to Lync Windows Store App now available

Author: Phillip Garding, Senior Program Manager Lync Meeting presenters: this Lync update is for you!  The most common feature request from our users is that they want the modern app to have more of the features available in the desktop app.  We continue to listen to feedback and starting today, you can now manage your…

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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 in front of my CEO to justify the expense of…

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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 we have brought to market. In the…

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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 to be completely different,…

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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…

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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 they’ll continue to reach out to Holland &…

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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. It is the fifth largest mobile network provider in the world. Andrew Dacombe, Head of Enterprise Mobility…

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