Lync Server & Lync SDK–Try it!

Collaboration has a brand new name and it’s called Microsoft Lync!

Microsoft Lync - The Next Generation of Communications Server

I recently got upgraded from Microsoft Communicator to Microsoft Lync (New version, new name!) and there’s a lot more than just the name that’s changed. To begin with, the interface is more streamlined, the connection is much better, the client is much lighter. All good reasons to upgrade to Microsoft Lync.

Enterprise communication has been dormant for a while now and Microsoft brings this new paradigm of Software powered communication and collaboration experiences that drastically reduce both CapEx and OpEx while improving collaboration experience for the end user.

To help developers build custom communication experiences, Microsoft announced the Lync Server 2010 Developer Training Kit this is now available for download on MSDN Downloads.

Another good reference on this topic is, Chris Mayo’s blog. It provides more details of what is in the Developer Kit at his posting at Lync Server 2010 Developer Training Kit Available Now.


This training kit includes the following modules:

  1. Getting Started with Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2010 Development
  2. Integrating Microsoft Lync 2010 Features with the Lync Controls
  3. Building Contextual Conversations with the Microsoft Lync 2010 Managed API
  4. Building Communications Clients with the Lync 2010 Managed API
  5. Web Services Managed API 1.0
  6. Getting Started with Unified Communications Managed API 3.0
  7. Building Communications Workflows with UCMA 3.0 Workflow SDK
  8. Building Advanced Communications Solutions with UCMA 3.0
  9. Lync Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2010: Architecture and Deployment


Each module provides a presentation on the topic and hands on labs. You can also get the


As always, if you have any questions – feel free to contact me.


-Mithun Dhar