Microsoft Lync

Lync Server 2013 is Microsoft’s enterprise-ready Unified Communications platform. It replaces expensive PBX phone systems with an all-in-one collaboration suite that increases team productivity and reduces operational costs. Lync is fully integrated with Microsoft products—Exchange, SharePoint, Office—and mobile devices like Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad and other tablets. Plus it costs much less than a PBX, or multiple contracts for phones/conferencing/video.

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Lync Capabilities

  • Enterprise Voice – Call anyone you want, no plan required
  • Communicate from the Lync 2013 client, any Office 2010/2013 application, or SharePoint
  • Instant Messaging (IM)
  • Presence Status Awareness
  • E-911 (Enhanced 911) Service Included
  • Web Conferencing, with audio and video built-in
  • Archiving Server – Collects & stores IM conversations and conference logs
  • Persistent Chat – A “chat room” area for multi-person conversations
  • Lync 2013 works through smartphones & tablets
  • Allows document sharing and application sharing in conferences
  • Records and sends voicemails to Exchange Server 2010/2013 mailboxes
  • Federation with the Skype Network

New features in Lync Server 2013

Fewer servers needed to run Lync, over 2010: Monitoring and Archiving are add-ons to the Front End now. Directors are optional. Other new features include call transferring, mobile integration, face-to-face meetings, and more.

Better automatic archiving

In Lync Server 2013, automatic archiving is more fluid than ever. Microsoft has taken the time to include whiteboards, polls, and more into the archiving process.

Lync is now integrated with Skype

That’s right. You can talk to your Skype friends right from Lync!

Replace your PBX

Lync’s Enterprise Voice and Mediation server roles duplicate PBX functions. Lync 2013 will also allow you to connect to an existing PBX to ease your migration.

Why Lync is for you

Lync Server allows users to communicate securely and stay connected with colleagues
and customers from virtually anywhere. Invite customers to a video conference from an
IM. Call an overseas branch office, or a colleague on Skype, for free. Give a presentation
from your smartphone. Start a conference call in the office, and then transfer it to your
mobile so you’re not late for soccer practice. See who is online and take a call at a
glance (great for front-line professionals). All done through Lync and its client
application.

Make the Move, Call us today!

More and more SMBs are making the switch to hosted Microsoft Lync. Lower costs, better security and the ability to re-deploy IT staff for other projects and initiatives are attractive advantages of the Software-as-a-Service model. When you’re ready to evaluate your options, call 251.661.2118 to speak with a representative about how your business can benefit.