The Microsoft Lync Blog

The Official Microsoft Lync Blog covering Microsoft UC strategy, offerings and market commentary.

Accelerating our business with partners at WPC 2012!

It’s the beginning of July and that can mean only one thing – the Lync team is heading...

Author: Lync Team Date: 07/06/2012

Questions about enterprise mobility? Time to brush up on Lync mobile clients

Enterprise mobility is top of mind for a lot of IT leaders at companies everywhere. Considering the...

Author: Lync Team Date: 05/24/2012

Microsoft Lync at Enterprise Connect 2012

Enterprise Connect covers the major technology trends shaping communications and collaboration. As a...

Author: Exchange Team Date: 03/26/2012

Microsoft Lync: Meeting Unique Deployment Requirements

One of the advantages Lync provides our partners is the ability to choose the deployment strategy...

Author: Lync Team Date: 01/17/2012

Introducing Lync mobile clients…

We first showed an early beta of our Lync 2010 mobile clients at Enterprise Connect earlier this...

Author: Lync Team Date: 12/12/2011

Happy 1st Birthday Lync…

A year ago today, December 1st to be exact, Lync 2010 was first made available to customers. To...

Author: Kirk Gregersen Date: 12/01/2011

Enriching the Lync video conferencing experience

Hello from the world of Lync gadgets! Lync’s one-year anniversary is less than a month away...

Author: Lync Team Date: 10/31/2011

Lync Earns Recognition

Analysts play a key role in the tech industry. They look at how products are actually being used in...

Author: Lync Team Date: 10/19/2011

Lync gets people talking

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since the launch of Lync Server 2010...

Author: Kirk Gregersen Date: 09/23/2011

Lync for Mac 2011 Released to Manufacturing

When we first announced Lync Server 2010 last November, we talked about our commitment to supporting...

Author: Kirk Gregersen Date: 09/08/2011

What devices have been certified for Mac?

My role on the Lync team focuses on “gadgets for Lync”, I manage the relationship with...

Author: Lync Team Date: 09/02/2011

US Army Can Keep Soldiers on Front Lines Connected with Lync

Today I wanted to bring your attention to an article the U.S. Army wrote about its Lync pilot. I was...

Author: Lync Team Date: 08/25/2011

This is getting personal: Volkswagen Group of America & Microsoft Lync

We’ve all seen how innovative technology can drive productivity, operational efficiencies, and...

Author: Angus Norton Date: 08/10/2011

Hello from the Lync Team at WPC here in sunny L.A.!

It’s the second day at our Worldwide Partner Conference and it’s great to see the energy...

Author: Lync Team Date: 07/12/2011

We’re looking forward to seeing all our partners at WPC!

Microsoft will host the annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) next week (July 10-14), and we are...

Author: Kirk Gregersen Date: 07/08/2011

Get Face To Face With Lync

This blog is post #7 in the Ten Days of Office series to celebrate the one-year anniversary since...

Author: Lync Team Date: 06/09/2011

Why Does Lync Beat the Competition?

We have won a lot of projects with customers who were considering some of our competitors’...

Author: Lync Team Date: 06/02/2011

Interoperability

Interoperability (sometimes also shortened to just “interop”) is a topic that the Lync...

Author: Lync Team Date: 05/23/2011

Earth Day: Lync can make a difference

Microsoft News Center posted a piece yesterday featuring research from The World Wildlife Fund that...

Author: Kirk Gregersen Date: 04/22/2011

Mobile Device Management Just Got Easier -- Announcing the Exchange ActiveSync Logo Program

I am thrilled to announce the Exchange ActiveSync Logo Program that helps IT Professionals manage...

Author: Julia White Date: 04/13/2011

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Service Update is Now Available!

I’m excited to announce a new release update of our online email protection service Forefront...

Author: Julia White Date: 04/04/2011

Make Google Talk Straight to You

I am guest blogging on the Why Microsoft Blog today and tomorrow with some thoughts about Google....

Author: Julia White Date: 03/29/2011

Enterprise Connect

Enterprise Connect – the event formerly known as ‘VoiceCon’ – is here again,...

Author: Kirk Gregersen Date: 03/02/2011

Lync PIC Trial Discontinued, Free PIC remains

The Lync marketing team continues to see the value of Public IM Connectivity (PIC) capabilities as a...

Author: Lync Team Date: 03/01/2011

New Exchange Server 2010 Solution from HP and Microsoft Delivers Large, Low-cost Mailboxes with Ease

A year ago, Microsoft and HP undertook a challenge to provide our customers with solutions to...

Author: Julia White Date: 03/01/2011

Email: Not Just a Commodity

In November 2009 Cisco Mail was introduced to the world, but yesterday Cisco announced that they...

Author: Julia White Date: 02/24/2011

The Sky Falls, the Ground Shakes, but Lync Keeps People Connected

In this blog post, I want to talk about how, when nature disrupts our lives, technology can help us...

Author: Lync Team Date: 02/23/2011

Choice, innovation, and quality of experience from Lync audio and video device partners

At the Microsoft Lync launch in November, we introduced more than 70 new devices including IP phones...

Author: Lync Team Date: 02/23/2011

Exchange Online Frees Godiva From Lotus Notes

What a fun week on the UC Blog! We saw lots of spirited comments from the Notes community,...

Author: Julia White Date: 01/28/2011

Severstal Makes the Switch from Lotus Notes to Microsoft

Severstal is one of Russia’s largest steel and mining companies. With 92,000 employees in 10...

Author: Julia White Date: 01/27/2011

Exchange Partners Make the Switch From Notes Even Easier

Exchange is fortunate to have a strong Partner community that helps our customers plan, deploy, and...

Author: Julia White Date: 01/25/2011

Toshiba Replaces Lotus Notes with Exchange Server 2010 and SharePoint

Almost everyone knows the Toshiba brand, but you might not know that they recently switched from...

Author: Julia White Date: 01/23/2011

Don’t Be the Last Company on Notes

The new year is starting off with a bang – a great new set of Notes customers decided to...

Author: Julia White Date: 01/23/2011

Engineering, Construction, and Consulting Company Reinvents Communication with Microsoft UC—and Saves $650,000

In this post I’d like to talk about how the Microsoft Partner ecosystem offers customers a...

Author: Lync Team Date: 01/17/2011

Exchange 2010 Wins Best Mail Server in InfoWorld’s Technology of the Year Award!

I’m excited to share with you that InfoWorld has published its 2011 Technology of the Year...

Author: Julia White Date: 01/12/2011

Forefront Protection Server Management Console is now Available!

Ensuring and managing Exchange security is always top of mind for customers. Toward this end,...

Author: Julia White Date: 01/11/2011

Email Availability Considerations

Keeping your email up and running is mission critical. While other business applications can go down...

Author: Julia White Date: 12/16/2010

Happy Birthday, Exchange 2010!

It was just over a year ago that I had the privilege of launching Exchange 2010, standing on a stage...

Author: Julia White Date: 12/08/2010

Lync Partner Eco-System Driving Choice and Value for Customers

Lync 2010 launched on November 17, marking an important milestone in our journey to bring together...

Author: Lync Team Date: 12/06/2010

How do you Measure Pent-Up Demand?

My first week on the Lync team was back in the beginning of March. With VoiceCon in Orlando...

Author: Lync Team Date: 11/16/2010

Exchange ActiveSync: The Industry Standard for Mobile Messaging

The other day I was riding a shuttle bus between buildings on the Microsoft campus in Redmond and I...

Author: Julia White Date: 11/16/2010

Wonderware Helps Manufacturers Improve Processes with New Communications Tools

In this post I want to talk about one of our partners. Wonderware is a leading supplier of...

Author: Lync Team Date: 11/05/2010

GREAT QUESTIONS about last week’s RTM Announcement!

Last Wednesday I posted that we'd released Lync to manufacturing, meaning our code is locked and the...

Author: Lync Team Date: 11/02/2010

Microsoft Lync Released to Manufacturing

Today I have the pleasure of blogging about the final engineering milestone for Microsoft Lync 2010...

Author: Lync Team Date: 10/27/2010

Office 365: Lync meets the Cloud

Today, we announced Office 365, our next generation cloud productivity service. Office 365 brings...

Author: Lync Team Date: 10/19/2010

Office 365: The Best of Everything We Know About Productivity in One Cloud Service

Today, Microsoft announced Office 365, which we believe will define the future of productivity....

Author: Lync Team Date: 10/19/2010

LA Fitness Saves $500,000 Annually and Improves Customer Service with Communications Solution

This week I'd like to talk about LA Fitness and its Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2...

Author: Lync Team Date: 10/04/2010

Alaskan Firm Taps Microsoft Partners to Save $1 Million with Communications Solution

I would like to introduce you to Alutiiq LLC. Founded in 1971 as part of the Afognak Native...

Author: Lync Team Date: 09/16/2010

Exchange Server: Experience Isn’t Overnight

Email continues to be the lifeblood of business communications so it should come as no surprise that...

Author: Lync Team Date: 09/15/2010

The Lync Partner Ecosystem is Ready

The Release Candidate for Microsoft Lync became available yesterday for customers and partners to...

Author: Lync Team Date: 09/14/2010

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