Thank you for our momentous year -- a recap of the Worldwide Partner Conference

Last week at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, I got the chance to talk about our momentous Fiscal Year 2013 and kick off the upcoming year with over 15,000 people. I wanted to use this post as a way to say thank you to those that couldn’t attend and share some of my personal highlights.  First, if…

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Lync-Skype connectivity available today

By BJ Haberkorn, Director Lync Product Marketing We are thrilled to announce the availability of Lync-Skype connectivity for Lync customers around the world. This marks our first important step in extending Lync’s unified communications capabilities to the hundreds of millions of people who use Skype. This combination enables Lync customers to take advantage of the…


What is the “Server URL” field in Communicator Mobile (CoMo) for Nokia?

After installing the CoMo for Nokia client, the first thing you need to do to successfully sign-in is to get the configuration settings fields correct in the settings dialog.  We’ve received a number of questions on what value should be used for the “Server URL” configuration field. Many people do not know what to enter…

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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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Lync app feedback - you asked, and here it is

Thanks to everyone who has downloaded our new Windows Store Lync app! Lots of people are loving it, but we’ve seen feedback that some people are having trouble getting signed in. If you are having problems signing-in, please take a look at the information in this article: Lync sign-in issues. We have also seen feedback…

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The Lync Room System (LRS)

“If only someone would build Lync for a conference room”   Lync is at the center of one of the biggest transformations in the way we work since the advent of the PC. The workforce is more distributed, with more flexible working hours and getting things done increasingly relies on collaboration with people in multiple…

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What’s New in Lync 2013

Lync 2013 offers a clean new look to help you communicate quickly and easily. You’ll also notice new features like persistent chat rooms, shared notes, and mobility that help you adapt Lync to your own personal workflow whether you’re in the office, at home, or on the go. Top features to explore CLEAN LOOK WITH…

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IM an Expert

Are there experts in your enterprise that would like to share their knowledge? Do you find yourself trying to find the right person to answer a particular question? IM an Expert for Lync Server 2010 can help connect experts in an organization with those seeking their advice. Unlike forums, distribution lists or other existing methods,…

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Lync 2013: Keeping tabs on your conversations!

I’m happy to blog about one of my favorite features in Lync 2013 – TABBED CONVERSATIONS.  Tab conversations have definitely improved my Lync and Windows experiences, and I want to share with you how tabs can improve yours…… 1. Customize the tab view. Tab conversations offer two different views: tile view which is the default, and…


July 2013 Updates for the Lync 2013 Desktop Client

By Debbie Arbeeny, Lync Program Manager II Article updated 03/14/14. We are pleased to introduce several feature enhancements debuting in the July 2013 Updates for the Lync 2013 desktop client. The new and enhanced features are targeted at making your meeting experience run more smoothly while allowing more robust collaboration between participants.  By adding more…

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