Unified Communications: Microsoft Lync Released To Manufacturing
Microsoft Lync is...
To a software developer, the sweetest three letters in the English language are “RTM.” Case in point: Microsoft Lync, the product on which Redmond has pinned its unified communications hopes, has been released to manufacturers — meaning it’s on target for an official November 17th launch date. Here’s a recap of what The VAR Guy knows about Lync so far.
Microsoft Lync is…
- The replacement for Microsoft Office Communications Server.
- Garnering a fanbase, even ahead of its official launch.
- Attracting the attention of enterprises large and small.
- Part of the SMB-focused Office 365 offering, formerly BPOS — another graduate of the Microsoft school of renaming.
- Sparking some competition, with vendors eZuce and Open-Xchange partnering to provide UC and fight Lync where it lives.
- Launching on The VAR Guy’s home turf of New York City on November 17
All eyes are on Microsoft Lync. Now that manufacturers have their hands on it, all we can do is wait and see how it’s received. And if you’re running the beta and want to share some impressions — The VAR Guy welcomes your thoughts.