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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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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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 features available to make meetings even better

By Shelly Marston, Technical Product Manager, Lync Customers often tell me that meetings are among the most valuable interactions they have, and that Lync’s ability to make online meetings as productive and immersive as in-person meetings is critical to their success. For example, Grant Thornton LLP, one of the largest accounting firms in the U.S. is…

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Video Interop in Lync

By Shelly Marston, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Lync In my role on the Lync Marketing team, I look after Lync Meetings — audio, video, and web conferencing — and the video workload. So I was particularly attentive in Tony Bates’ keynote at Lync Conference 2013 a month ago, especially to the commitment of delivering interoperability with third-party video…

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