What is Microsoft Lync?
• A software that allows your PC, smartphone or tablet
to be used as a communications server to enable you
to communicate in a variety of methods.
Forum Article: What is Lync?
• whitireia 2 months ago
• Lync essentially is software, like Skype or MSN. You can also buy
phones that connect by USB to your computer so you can use Lync
in a more conventional way. So you can use it normally as you
would a phone, but it also allows you to chat and video phone and
multi-video conference or multi audio. If you have Lync running
from a computer you can also enable screensharing so the other
caller(s) can view what you are doing on your computer. We have it
installed at my workplace. It's great
• fukkisi 7 months ago
• social media mixed with skype and remote desktop.
• freakstate 8 months ago
• You ever used MSN Messenger?Its basically that for businesses.
Operating Platforms for Lync
Lync 2013 is available only for Windows. However, Lync Server 2013 supports the following clients on
computers that are running Mac OS 10.5.8 or latest service pack or release (Intel-based) operating systems.
• Desktop PC
Operating Devices for Lync
• Desk phone
• Speaker phone
• Conference phone
NOTE: THE FOLLOWING DEVICES HAVE TO BE LYNC COMPATIBLE
Communication Methods of Lync
• Voice call
• Video phone
• Type & chat
• Multi video conference
• Multi audio conference
• Screen sharing
Majority of Headsets
Sold Before & Now
UC HEADSETS CONVENTIONAL
BEFORE 2012 AFTER 2012
Who’s using Lync & Why?
• Cost effective
• Diverse means to distribute communication
• Socially interactive
NEXT IS A LOOK INTO A FEW
BRANDS & THE WAY THOSE
MODELS ARE USED
Plantronics Devices for Lync
• Plantronics Optimized for Microsoft Lync 2013 portfolio includes the Voyager Legend™ UC headset and the Blackwire® 700 series headsets
• Plantronics Voyager Legend UC: USB Bluetooth® Headset System
• The Voyager Legend UC is a CES award-winning product which connects to a PC, mobile phone or tablet. This headset understands how and
when you want to talk, with Smart Sensor™ technology that reacts when you put the headset on, letting you quickly take a call without a click.
Tapping the voice command button provides battery level, connection status, and more. A portable charging case and a desktop charging
stand mean that it’s always ready, while precision-tuned triple mics cancel noise and wind.
• Plantronics Blackwire: USB Corded Headsets
• The Blackwire family includes the CES award-winning Blackwire 700 series, a versatile headset that goes beyond providing outstanding audio
quality by also connecting to a Bluetooth enabled phone or tablet. A detachable cable and integrated clothing clip allow you to take your
mobile call to-go with up to 10 hours of talk time.
• Plantronics Calisto®: USB Phones & Speakerphones
• The Calisto family includes the CES award winning Calisto 620, a multi-device speakerphone that connects to a PC and a mobile phone. The
speakerphone is portable, sounds great and sets up easily. It provides up to seven hours of talk time, has its own high-quality travel case, and
is an ideal size to throw in a laptop bag.
• Plantronics Savi®: DECT™/Bluetooth Wireless Headset Systems
• The headset line features wideband audio support through DECT wireless technology, providing lifelike voice fidelity and the ability to roam
up to 350 feet from the base. The Savi 700 series connects to PC, mobile and desk phone and allows you to manage all calls from a single
wireless headset. The Savi 400 series delivers high sound quality for PC communications and the convenience of portability.
• Savi 710 and Savi 720 – over-the-head headset, available in mono and binaural wearing options, using both DECT and Bluetooth
wireless technologies. The Savi 700 Series allows users to easily manage and switch between PC, mobile and desk phone calls from a single
• Savi 410 and Savi 420 – over-the-head headset, available in both mono and binaural wearing options. The Savi 400 Series is the
only PC-based wireless headset system with DECT technology that provides the portability, range and audio quality needed for today’s flexible
Plantronics Voyager Legend UC Bluetooth
Headset with Dongle in Action
Jabra Models for Lync
• Choose from a range of Optimized for Microsoft Lync devices from Jabra to ensure you get the maximum
benefit of your Lync experience. Jabra’s Optimized devices deliver plug and play registration with the
Lync/OCS server, automatic device detection, remote call control from the device, and superior wideband
• JABRA SUPREME UC
MOBILE AND INTERNET CALLS - WITH ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLATION
THE PERFECT COMPANION FOR YOUR MOBILE AND UC CALLS
• JABRA SPEAK™ 510
YOUR PORTABLE UC CONFERENCE ROOM
A personal Bluetooth® and USB speakerphone to call and multitask on your terms – at the office, at
home, or on the go.
• JABRA UC VOICE™ 550
THE ULTIMATE CORDED USER EXPERIENCE
A classic corded headset series for Unified Communications environments, representing a comfortable
option for offices with a number of desk-bound professionals.
• JABRA PRO™ 900 SERIES
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION STARTS HERE
A professional, wireless headset compatible with all leading Unified Communications systems.
• JABRA UC VOICE™ 750 SERIES
A corded Unified Communications headset series intended for heavy UC voice users and featuring a
lightweight design, so employees can wear it all day and still be comfortable.
• By Carl Weinschenk | Sep 14, 2010
• The rebranding of Microsoft's unified communications suite is
important as a milestone for the company. The idea that the
company aims to support enterprise communications and
collaboration without a PBX is not new, but the move to Lync and
the release candidate signals that the company's resolve is not
• In March, Pall also predicted that over the next three years, unified
communications technology like Lync will overtake legacy PBX-
style voice communications, with over 50 percent of business VoIP
calls including more media than simply voice.
The Future of Microsoft Lync
Microsoft Lyncs up with Skype
Skype and Lync users can swap instant messages and start voice calls
By Kane Fulton May 30
• Microsoft has completed its integration of unified
communications platform Lync with video
conferencing tool Skype.
• The move allows more than 5 million Lync
enterprise users to connect with over 300 million
Skype accounts and vice versa.
• Microsoft made its biggest acquisition to date
with Skype, which had a total of 663 million users
globally, when it bought the company for $8.5
billion (£5.2 billion) in May 2011.