Breaking News: Microsoft Office Communications Server “14” now has a name…

Microsoft Lync

Today Microsoft announced the name of it’s upcoming next version of OCS (Office Communications Server).  It’s Lync

“Big deal. What’s in a name?”

Good point.  I guess the bigger news announced today would be that you can now download a Release Candidate of Lync, too. 

UPDATE: Be warned that if you simply want to try the new Lync client, it won't work well against your existing OCS installation. (Thanks to Jeff Schertz's Blog for the heads-up.)

For more details, check out the Microsoft New Center announcement.