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Lync Community Update October 2011

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Lync Community Update October 2011

  1. 1. Lync Community Update Tom Arbuthnot Consultant, Modality Systems and Lync MVP @tomarbuthnot http://www.lyncdup.com tom@lyncdup.com
  2. 2. Lync Community Update• Skype is now part of Microsoft – what does this mean?• CU4 is right around the corner• Mobile Clients are also right around the corner• Thoughts on Windows 8 and Lync• Lyncdirectory.com• CEBP demos and a free app – TimePrompt – Supertoast20/10/2011 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 2
  3. 3. Skype is now part of Microsoft• $8.5 Billion Purchase is complete• Ballmer “One of the great motivations in acquiring Skype is to enable the enterprise to have all the control it wants in communication and collaboration through Active Directory and Lync, and yet be able to connect people within enterprises to consumers”• The figures are pretty impressive. Skype has 560 million registered users and 20 million-30 million concurrent users. Not to forget these are now on top of 230 million voice & video conversations per month and in excess of 330 million monthly active users with 40 million concurrent on Windows Live/MSN Messenger• Hopefully we will see integration ‘soon’.20/11/2011 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 3
  4. 4. Mobile Clients• Mobile Clients should also be coming soon, promised before the end of the year20/11/2011 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 4
  5. 5. Thoughts on Windows 8 and Lync• http://lyncdup.com/2011/10/what-does-lync-look-like-in-a-windows-8-metro-style-ui/• Codelync.com20/11/2011 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 5
  6. 6. Lyncdirectory.com• Find out who you can federate with20/11/2011 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 6
  7. 7. CEBP Demo’s20/11/2011 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 7

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