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Lync Server Overview

Microsoft Lync Server is enterprise software that provides a platform for unified communications. Lync Server provides an infrastructure to integrate common channels of business communication including instant messaging, VoIP, file transfer, Web conferencing, voice mail and e-mail.

Microsoft Lync Server can be used within a single organization, between multiple organizations, and with external individuals.

Notable features include:

  • Functionality across a wage range of communications devices and platforms.
  • Integration into all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Multiparty HD video and content sharing for real-time meeting experiences and collaboration.
  • HD videoconferencing available across a variety of devices.
  • Presenter controls optimized for meeting format, audience size, and content sources.
  • Calling, instant messaging, and participation in Lync Meetings from a Windows , iOS, or Android  mobile device.
  • Lync-to-Skype federation to expand opportunities for customer acquisition and customer relations.

Lync Online Overview

Lync Online connects people everywhere 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 and voice calling with the hundreds of millions of people around the world who use Skype.

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 do not have the operational burden of on-premises server software. With the 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.

Lync Online features:

  • Get real-time presence information—including photos, availability status, and location—and enhanced instant messaging to connect efficiently and effectively.
  • Make voice calls through your computer to other Lync or Skype users in your 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 your organization.
  • Enhance online presentations with screen-sharing and virtual whiteboards.
  • Let customers participate in your Lync conference calls even if they are not Office 365 or Lync Online customers.

Upcoming class at Babbage Simmel

M-20336 Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013

This instructor-led course teaches IT professionals how to plan, design, deploy, configure, and administer a Microsoft Lync Server 2013 solution. The course emphasizes Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Unified Communications features with particular emphasis on coexisting with and migrating from legacy communication services. The labs in this course create a solution that includes IM and Presence, Conferencing, and Enterprise Voice. This course helps the student prepare for Exam 70-336.

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