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…


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…


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…


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…


We’re looking forward to seeing all our partners at WPC!

Microsoft will host the annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) next week (July 10-14), and we are eager to connect with our Exchange and Lync partners in Los Angeles, California. WPC is the marquee event of the year to engage with our worldwide partners to reflect on the year’s performance, celebrate successes and discuss future opportunities….


Get Face To Face With Lync

This blog is post #7 in the Ten Days of Office series to celebrate the one-year anniversary since the release of Office 2010 and provide you with tips and tricks to get the most from your Office experience. Tune in each week day for new tips and tricks! June 9, 2011, Yancey Smith, Director of…


Why Does Lync Beat the Competition?

We have won a lot of projects with customers who were considering some of our competitors’ products. I took a closer look at what makes Lync a better solution for these customers, and what I found was that customers believe Lync stands above its competition because of features that are easy to use and the…



Interoperability (sometimes also shortened to just “interop”) is a topic that the Lync team pays a lot of attention to. And interop isn’t just a focus for us—it has been a huge topic in the unified communications industry as well. At the Enterprise Connect conference in March and the Lync sessions at TechED North America…


Earth Day: Lync can make a difference

Microsoft News Center posted a piece yesterday featuring research from The World Wildlife Fund that calls out the benefit that increased telecommuting and virtual meetings could have on the environment. With today being Earth Day, I wanted to take a few minutes to write about the various options that companies and workers are using to…


Mobile Device Management Just Got Easier — Announcing the Exchange ActiveSync Logo Program

I am thrilled to announce the Exchange ActiveSync Logo Program that helps IT Professionals manage mobile devices more effectively. Many of you rely on Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) to provide security and policy control to smartphones and slates that access your Exchange Server. Today, the Microsoft Exchange team is announcing a program in which handset manufacturers…