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 its user interface and capabilities are…

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New Lync app for Windows 8.1 now available

Many of you have installed the Windows update and are enjoying the new, cool features of Windows including a new Skype app.  If you haven’t upgraded yet, you now have another great reason – the new update to Lync is available today and only for Windows 8.1. We kept a close eye on your reviews and comments…

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Improving Quality of Meeting Recordings

By Tolga Kilicli, Product Owner, Microsoft We released the Lync 2013 client for Windows almost a year ago, which included some changes to how calls and meetings are recorded. Those changes included introducing MP4 as the recording format to make recordings more broadly accessible across different devices and applications. As a side benefit, MP4 recordings are…

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Connect with the Lync Community at Lync Users Groups

If you’re passionate about Lync, and want to connect with others who share your interest, you might consider joining one of the Lync Users Groups in your area.  In this post, we’ll talk to Kevin Peters who has been instrumental in coordinating the formation of several Lync User Groups around the United States. Kevin, tell us…

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Emergency Services (E9-1-1) is not supported in Lync Windows Store App

Like the Lync mobile apps, the Lync Windows Store App should not be used for contacting an emergency services provider. For emergency calling to work, the client must be able to detect the user’s locale and then map to the physical address that the enterprise administrator has set up in advance. This capability is not…

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November 2013 Update for the Lync 2013 Desktop Client

Nikolay Muravlyannikov, Lync Program Manager IIDebbie Arbeeny, Lync Program Manager IITim 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 based on the feedback we received from our partners and customers through…

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Lync voice leading in enterprise shipments

Some people were skeptical at our Unified Communications Launch in 2007, when Bill Gates said that the magic of software would move business communications far beyond phone calls, and, that over time, the transformation to software-based communications on the Internet would provide more capabilities at a lower cost than PBX systems. Even when we unveiled…

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New Features Available for Windows Phone, iPhone and iPad Lync mobile apps

When we announced our latest Lync Online and Lync Server 2013 mobile clients earlier this year, we promised to update them on a regular basis to continue adding features that users and IT professionals want. I’m happy to share today that we’ve delivered our third update for Windows Phone, iPhone and iPad this year alone…

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Microsoft Lync 2013 Secures Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) Certification

Yesterday on the Fire Hose blog, we announced Lync 2013 has achieved JITC certification for Voice, Video, and IM and Presence under the category of Unified Capabilities Collaboration Platform (UCCP). JITC certification ensures that software can connect to the DISN (Defense  Information Switched Network) having strict requirements on how software and hardware interoperates on its…

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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 in the meeting are…

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