Lync Server 2013
Microsoft Lync is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform. Lync connects people everywhere, on Windows 8 and other operating systems including mobile devices, as part of their everyday productivity experience. Lync provides a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, video and a great meeting experience. Lync users can connect to anyone on Skype, enabling rich communication with hundreds of millions of people around the world.
New Lync is Microsofts boldest and best Lync release ever, with innovation across the board. Lync has always made it easy for people to communicate wherever they are, but now its even better with new and improved features:
Stay in touch anywhere
Lync enables users to communicate securely anywhere they have network connectivity, and automatically adapts to network conditions.
Use any device want
Lync makes communicating easier with a consistent and familiar experience available on Windows PCs, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android smartphones. New immersive Lync app for Windows 8 and Windows RT provides a seamless touch-first experience.
Communicate in the right way
Lync unifies voice and video calls, Lync Meetings, presence, and instant messaging (IM) in one easy-to-use client, making it simple to choose and switch between different forms of communication.
Connect with outside world
Lync federation extends unified communications securely over Internet to customers, suppliers, and partners using Lync or Skype.
Take advantage of standards-based HD video
Lync uses open standards including H.264 SVC to provide a high-quality video experience on a wide range of devices.
Make virtual meetings more effective
See up to five meeting participants simultaneously with new multiparty HD video support. Choose who to see or let Lync choose it.
Easily join meetings
Joining a Lync Meeting requires only a single touch or click on smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
Extend Lync Meetings outside organization with browser-based access
Lync Web App allows PC and Mac users to join a Lync Meeting from a browser and delivers a full online meeting experience including IM, voice, multiparty video, data collaboration and sharing.
Take notes in OneNote
OneNote share allows users in to create and share OneNote digital meeting notes within Lync Meetings.
Quickly and intuitively find best way to communicate
Quick Lync is a menu that appears over a contact in Lync contact list and shows available communication modes.
Simpler to Manage
Lync is a dependable platform for all real-time communications. A single system reduces complexity in Enterprise IT.
Lync lets to reach the vision of unified communications on the timeline following your blueprint.
Lync Online connects people everywhere, on devices running Windows 8 and other operating systems, as part of their everyday productivity experience. Lync provides a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, video and a great meeting experience. Lync enables instant messaging (IM) and voice calling with the hundreds of millions of people around the world who use Skype.
How it works
Organizations can purchase Lync Online as a standalone service from Microsoft Office 365 or as part of an Office 365 for enterprises suite that includes Lync Online, Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Office Professional Plus, and Microsoft Office Web Apps.
Organizations that subscribe to Lync Online retain control over the collaboration services they offer to users, but they do not have operational burden of on-premises server software. With Lync Online multi-tenant hosted plans, Lync is hosted on multi-tenant servers that support multiple customers simultaneously. These servers are housed in Microsoft data centers and are accessible to users on a wide range of devices from inside a corporate network or over the Internet.
Get real-time presence information including photos, availability status, and location and enhanced instant messaging (IM) to connect efficiently and effectively
Make voice calls through computer to other Lync or Skype users in the organization or in other organizations that use Lync or Skype
Create, moderate, and join pre-planned and on-the-fly audio, video, and web meetings with people inside and outside organization
Enhance online presentations with screen-sharing and virtual whiteboards
Let customers participate in Lync conference calls even if they are not Office 365 or Lync Online customers