Marquette University was part of our early adopter program for Lync Server. They currently have deployed Lync for voice, IM/Presence and conferencing for about 1000 users on campus thus far and are targeting an additional 3000 voice endpoints on campus over the next year. About a month ago, they had a massive blizzard which created chaos on their datacenter where their datacenter cooling systems became clogged and unusable. Due to the heat, they had to begin shutting down critical systems and Lync was one of the few systems they left up to maintain critical communications across the campus IT teams (picture courtesy from Danny Smith at Marquette University).
Read more about how they leveraged Lync during their crisis on the UC product team’s blog here.
Read more about Marquette’s Lync case study here.
A new CIO.com article about Marquette’s situation here.
Read about other Education Lync case studies including complete voice deployments at Oxnard High School District and Georgia Military College here.