Lync Community Update January 2012

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Lync Community Update January 2012

  1. 1. Lync Community Update Tom Arbuthnot Consultant, Modality Systems and Lync MVP @tomarbuthnot http://www.lyncdup.com tom@lyncdup.com
  2. 2. Lync News Roundup• Microsoft at CES• Lync Contact Manager• InfoWorld Award• New Case Studies• Lync Hosting Pack• Modality Supertoast19/01/2012 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 2
  3. 3. Microsoft at CES• Skype team confirm they are working on Lync Integration• Kinect for Windows http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ldGb11XVG8 http://www.egyptnetwork.com/lynckin.aspx19/01/2012 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 3
  4. 4. Lync Contact Manager Released• Free Trial on Technet• http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Lync-Contact-Migrator-5b47a42919/01/2012 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 4
  5. 5. Lync wins InfoWorld product of the year “Microsoft Lync 2010 takes a dramatically different approach to live communications, weaving presence throughout the Microsoft Office experience." http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/24605/infoworlds-2012-technology-the-year-award-winners- 183313#slide1619/01/2012 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 5
  6. 6. New Lync Case studies• University of the West of England – UWE Bristol Boosts Competitive Edge, Enhances Education with Unified Communications• The Open University – The Open University makes significant cost and efficiency savings through the use of Microsoft Lync 2010• Commonwealth Bank of Australia – CBA deployed Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and experienced 60% adoption rate within 24 hours• Swisscom – Swiss Telecom Firm Reduces Costs and Builds Confidence with Communications Upgrade• http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/19/01/2012 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 6
  7. 7. Lync Hosting pack launched• Likely to see more hosted Lync offerings• BT First off the mark• “ The Lync Voice pilot will be offered to BTs U.S. customers out of the companys Texas Operations Center and will be available under a 90-day trial period. Customers participating in the pilot trial will be offered the opportunity to test a complete range of Lync functions. Lync features and functionality will be modelled and tested under customer-specific conditions.”• http://www.btplc.com/News/Articles/Showarticle.cfm?ArticleID=F20F5008-5C3F-4102-821B- 2A2DC3C6F07A19/01/2012 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 7
  8. 8. Modality Systems Supertoast• Free Lync Add-on available for download now• What people say: “An easy to deploy, easy to use solution to a nagging irritation. Now my boss and my boss’s boss are no longer complaining about the fact that they miss instant messages – so my life is happy.”• http://www.modalitysystems.com/software/super-toast/19/01/2012 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 8
  9. 9. Thank You19/01/2012 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 9

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