Introducing Lync mobile clients…

We first showed an early beta of our Lync 2010 mobile clients at Enterprise Connect earlier this year, sharing our vision for how these clients would extend the capabilities of Lync beyond the desktop. I’m thrilled to announce that Lync 2010 for Windows Phone is now available for download via Windows Marketplace and that Lync…

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Happy 1st Birthday Lync…

A year ago today, December 1st to be exact, Lync 2010 was first made available to customers. To celebrate this milestone, I thought I’d share some updates about Lync’s first year in market. I just came back from several weeks on the road, meeting with customers and partners in Europe and Asia, and it’s been…

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Enriching the Lync video conferencing experience

Hello from the world of Lync gadgets! Lync’s one-year anniversary is less than a month away and we’re starting year two with a wave of new solutions being brought to market by our audio and video partners. Today, I want to talk about video Gateways and why they are important. Why video Gateways for Lync?One…

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Lync Earns Recognition

Analysts play a key role in the tech industry. They look at how products are actually being used in the real world and advise their IT clients. Perhaps one of the most respected firms in the enterprise IT market is Gartner, with a dedicated team of analysts who closely watch the UC market. Every year,…

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Lync gets people talking

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since the launch of Lync Server 2010 in New York. I was back in New York (and Boston) this week visiting with customers, press and analysts, sharing updates and touching base on progress since launch.  Many customers have used our instant messaging and conferencing technology…

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Lync for Mac 2011 Released to Manufacturing

When we first announced Lync Server 2010 last November, we talked about our commitment to supporting multiple platforms and how over the course of 2011 you would see Lync become available for other platforms. Today, I’m excited to share with you today that Lync for Mac 2011 has been Released to Manufacturing, commonly referred to…

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What devices have been certified for Mac?

My role on the Lync team focuses on “gadgets for Lync”, I manage the relationship with our audio and video device partners, and one of the things I like about working on this team is our focus on improving the customer experience. One question we get asked on occasion is what devices have been qualified/certified…

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US Army Can Keep Soldiers on Front Lines Connected with Lync

Today I wanted to bring your attention to an article the U.S. Army wrote about its Lync pilot. I was excited to learn how the Army believes Lync can benefit its personnel, and I think you’ll find it interesting as well. At the Command and Control Directorate for the U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and…

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This is getting personal: Volkswagen Group of America & Microsoft Lync

We’ve all seen how innovative technology can drive productivity, operational efficiencies, and cost savings – it’s a frequent story told amongst marketing departments throughout the tech industry.  However, rarely are we able to get a first-hand view directly from the end user, the one who’s life/work is truly changed by the adoption ofnew technology inside…

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Hello from the Lync Team at WPC here in sunny L.A.!

It’s the second day at our Worldwide Partner Conference and it’s great to see the energy and excitement from partners on Lync. We kicked off the event with a pre-day session with 300+ Exchange and Lync partners. This is one of my favorite days at the conference. We get to spend an entire day with…

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