Microsoft Lync… Of course It’s the new OCS:)

I am thrilled to share with you this announcement from our UC team about the next release of OCS (Microsoft Lync)… Yes, Lync is the new name for the next generation of our real-time communications products, known until today as Communications Server and Communicator. Lync will continue on our UC vision by unifying enterprise voice, instant messaging and web, audio and video conferencing into a new, connected communications experience that you will enjoy using, playing and working with it…

I’ve been using Lync since it’s in early beta stage and I was really happy with the facilities, features and the audio quality. With the 2010 release, we will use Lync as the ‘family’ brand and within each of our communications products:

Product 2010 Release 2007 Release
Family Microsoft Lync Microsoft Office Communications
The server Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
The client Microsoft Lync 2010 Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2
The service Microsoft Lync Online Microsoft Office Communications Online
The web client Microsoft Lync Web App Microsoft Office Communicator Web Access

Go ahead and read the official announcement at the UC team blog here

The press release

Download the RC version from here and enjoy having fun with it…