Lync turns one!

Today, Microsoft Lync celebrates its first birthday! In the last year, about 3 million enterprise users have relied on Lync 2010 for their telephony needs instead of a traditional PBX. As we look back on Lync’s key milestones, we note how Lync’s presence is making a difference in the enterprise community. We see customers cash…

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Lync 2010, a year in perspective

It’s been almost a year since Lync 2010 launched, bringing the world’s first truly unified communications solution to the market. Partners and customers are building rich, real-time communications with Lync into business applications and workflow. They are also using SharePoint, Exchange, and Office with Lync, which works great with those products right out of the…

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Microsoft Lync takes a test drive at Volkswagen, and helps LA Fitness shape up employee collaboration

Automobile manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America is rolling out Microsoft Lync to 1500 of its employees in Northern Virginia and Detroit, in a move that will help the company reduce costs while improving team collaboration, communication and training.  Volkswagen previously used a complex telephony system to connect its workers together, but needed a single solution…

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Lync for Mac 2011 release to manufacturing

Lync for Mac 2011 has been released to manufacturing, and will soon be available through the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Volume Licensing SKU. Starting in October, Mac customers can experience the same integrated communications that Lync PC users enjoy – including the ability to set up Lync conferences; use enterprise voice features; and use…

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Microsoft productivity apps coming to Nokia Symbian phones

 “Today, Microsoft is taking the next step in its alliance with Nokia to bring Microsoft productivity apps to Nokia Symbian phones. OneNote, Lync 2010, Microsoft Document Connection (which provides SharePoint access) and PowerPoint Broadcast for Nokia Symbian phones will be available by the end of this year.  Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Nokia Symbian phones are…

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Gartner Rates Microsoft ‘Strong Positive’ for Microsoft Lync

Gartner Inc. just published its MarketScope for Enterprise IM and Presence (Gartner Research, David Mario Smith, July 5, 2011,) report, where Microsoft received a ‘Strong Positive’ rating. Microsoft Lync brings people a new connected experience that transforms every communication into a conversation that is more collaborative, engaging and accessible from almost anywhere. Lync includes instant…

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Lync 2010 puts partners first at WPC 2011

  Lync is changing the way businesses communicate. With all of the opportunities Lync provides Microsoft partner community, it is on the minds of many at this year’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). Lync offers substantial revenue opportunity for partners, whether they are offering services, support, or building devices or applications. Microsoft supports partners in…

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Lync Add-On Translates Instant Messages Into 35 Languages

Conversation Translator, one of Lync’s recently released Lync Power Pack add-ons, is improving online communication. The add-on uses Bing Translator to automatically translate instant messages inside Lync. A product of collaboration between the Microsoft Research and the Microsoft Lync team, Conversation Translator translates Lync instant messages into 35 languages. The add-on removes the communication barrier,…

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Amp up your Lync experience with the Lync Power Pack

The Lync team recently released the Lync Power Pack, a free download containing a set of tools to help customers organize, translate and track Lync conversations. The pack includes the following applications: IM an Expert, Conversations Analyzer, Conversation Translator, Information Dashboard, Tabbed Conversations and Group Chat Stress Tool. For more information, read the blog post…

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Office 365 Enters Public Beta

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SGp9pA9cAY] Today, Microsoft Office 365 makes its public beta debut in 17 countries and 38 geographies worldwide. Office 365 brings together industry leading productivity tools including Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Exchange and Lync for an always-up-to-date cloud service. With more than 100,000 organizations already signed up to test Office 365, businesses big and small have access…

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