Unify your communications
Active CommunicationsActive Communications is a software developer with astrong focus on solutions that make the communica...
Active Communications• Over 20 years of experience• Unified Messaging and Communication Experts• Microsoft Silver Partner ...
Business ContinuityThe Gradual Approach   90’s                               nowTraditional    Unified     Unified     Uni...
Customers say…About current Communication and CollaborationExperience               Source: Ideal Communications and Colla...
Customers want… Ideal Communications and Collaboration ExperienceCommunication is more than just transmission and receipt ...
Barriers to a more connected experience                            Distributed teams,                         partners, an...
Microsoft Lync Product history                                                                                      Micros...
Microsoft Lync   Drive adoption through ease of use and Microsoft Office                                                  ...
The UC Challenges
Enterprise Market Dynamics• Smarter phones with higher bandwidth• “The iPhone Effect” and consumerisation of IT• Work and ...
Communications Complexity is Drivingthe Need for Change                                             Fixed Voice           ...
Microsoft Lync Experience    Single client experience for IM, Voice, Video, Data Sharing               Incoming call      ...
Microsoft Lync 2010 server architecture
What is ACS?
SimplicityACS is an all-in-one UC platform, that simplifies installationand maintenance by unifying multiple servers into ...
ACS Concept• Appliance based: virtualised on Hyper-V   • Out-of-the-box running LYNC deployment• One system administrator ...
ACS “Light” Proposition• ACS “Light”  • Presence & Chat only  • Easy upgrade to “Enterprise” model  • Max 750 usersContain...
ACS “Enterprise” Proposition• ACS “Enterprise”  • Full featured: Presence & chat, Voice & Video and    Collaboration  • Ma...
ACS Advantages for Customers• TCO   • Single Footprint   • Single Point of administration• ICT   • No implications for Ent...
ACS Advantages for Partners• Immediate access to “Microsoft UC Competency”• Extended portfolio – „voice & video communicat...
Thank youFor more information visitwestcon.com/go/lync
An Introduction to Active Communications Server
An Introduction to Active Communications Server
An Introduction to Active Communications Server
An Introduction to Active Communications Server
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An Introduction to Active Communications Server

  1. 1. Unify your communications
  2. 2. Active CommunicationsActive Communications is a software developer with astrong focus on solutions that make the communicationsbetween organisations, employee’s suppliers andcustomers easier. Our solutions have a direct impact on theoperational expenses and have a quick return oninvestment.
  3. 3. Active Communications• Over 20 years of experience• Unified Messaging and Communication Experts• Microsoft Silver Partner Unified Communications• Offices in Netherlands, Spain, Hong Kong, and Australia• Internal development team• Partner network across EMEA
  4. 4. Business ContinuityThe Gradual Approach 90’s nowTraditional Unified Unified UnifiedVoice Mail Messaging Messaging Comms Capable
  5. 5. Customers say…About current Communication and CollaborationExperience Source: Ideal Communications and Collaboration Research by Microsoft, 2009
  6. 6. Customers want… Ideal Communications and Collaboration ExperienceCommunication is more than just transmission and receipt of amessage; it is also about creating a connection with someone.
  7. 7. Barriers to a more connected experience Distributed teams, partners, and customers High cost of Lack of integration communications
  8. 8. Microsoft Lync Product history Microsoft Lync 2010 • Integrated conferencing experience • Enhanced 911 for NA Microsoft Office • Survivable branch appliances Communications • Call admission control Server 2007 R2 • More options for devices (including lower cost) • Desktop sharing • Call park and malicious call trace • Dial-in audio conferencing • Additional data center survivability Microsoft • Higher resolution video options Communications • Single number reach Server 2007 • Attendant console • Response groups • “Anywhere access” • SIP trunking • IM and rich presence • Desktop integration • Voice features for mobile Microsoft Live workers Communications • Unified messaging with Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server 2003-2005 • Audio and video • “Anywhere access” conferencing • Instant Messaging • Web conferencing • Audio & Video (Microsoft Office Live Meeting client)
  9. 9. Microsoft Lync Drive adoption through ease of use and Microsoft Office Instant Messaging and Presence  Consistent experience across Office  Consistent experience across devices Reduce costs through converged communications Audio, Video, and Web Conferencing  Truly converged user experience  Converged voice functionality Simplify deployment and migration through interoperability Enterprise Voice and Telephony  Interoperable and extensible platform  IT resources maximized with the cloud  Choice through interoperability
  10. 10. The UC Challenges
  11. 11. Enterprise Market Dynamics• Smarter phones with higher bandwidth• “The iPhone Effect” and consumerisation of IT• Work and personal life convergence• Mobility at the heart of unified communications• Unified Communications as an enabler of business process transformation
  12. 12. Communications Complexity is Drivingthe Need for Change Fixed Voice Mobile Voice & Data Remote Workers IM/Presence Video Conference Smartphone Productivity
  13. 13. Microsoft Lync Experience Single client experience for IM, Voice, Video, Data Sharing Incoming call Conversation WindowCommunicator IM & Video Meeting/Application Sharing/Whiteboarding “New Connected Experience”
  14. 14. Microsoft Lync 2010 server architecture
  15. 15. What is ACS?
  16. 16. SimplicityACS is an all-in-one UC platform, that simplifies installationand maintenance by unifying multiple servers into oneappliance, one admin interface for daily maintenance and aconnector to the Active Directory. = 110% Lync Unified Communications
  17. 17. ACS Concept• Appliance based: virtualised on Hyper-V • Out-of-the-box running LYNC deployment• One system administrator interface • Setting up configuration for customer • Adds, moves and changes • ACS Management Suite• Active Directory controller • No impact on customer’s Active Directory• ACS = 110% Lync • Centralised Call Forwarding • Status Based Routing
  18. 18. ACS “Light” Proposition• ACS “Light” • Presence & Chat only • Easy upgrade to “Enterprise” model • Max 750 usersContains:• ACS Server software v 3.0• Lync Front-End Server 2010• Lync Edge Server 2010• AD connector• ACS 100 user license package
  19. 19. ACS “Enterprise” Proposition• ACS “Enterprise” • Full featured: Presence & chat, Voice & Video and Collaboration • Max 2500 users per server (multiple servers can be used to scale) • Standalone and High availability configurations availableContains:• ACS Server software v 3.0• Lync Front-End Server 2010• Lync Mediation Server 2010• Lync Edge Server 2010• AD connector• ACS 100 user license package
  20. 20. ACS Advantages for Customers• TCO • Single Footprint • Single Point of administration• ICT • No implications for Enterprise Forest • Easy administration• Easy deployment • Short installation • Controlled roll out within organisation • Additional features
  21. 21. ACS Advantages for Partners• Immediate access to “Microsoft UC Competency”• Extended portfolio – „voice & video communication‟• Extend your customer lifecycle• Be the UC expert for your customers• Additional Revenue!
  22. 22. Thank youFor more information visitwestcon.com/go/lync

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