Understanding Lync based Unified Communication

Greetings !

We had a wonderful IAMCP India West Meeting on 16th September 2011 . The Keynote was Understanding Microsoft Lync . The speaker was Mr. Nilesh Marathe, a Partner Technology Specialist .


The key learnings were:

Lync covers 3 areas:

1) Instant Messaging & presence

2) Audio, Video, Web Conferencing

3) Voice & Telephony

The IM & presence is dynamic. If a person is scheduled for meeting, it shows that person is in a meeting automatically . So it is contextual.

For Audio & Video Conferencing, the setup is very easy.

The Strength of Microsoft Lync is Desktop based Video Conference.

The Office365 Plan E4 can be deployed with On Premise Lync Server .

In Office365 Plan E1, what is given is Lync Plan P2.


You can even share and work together on an Excel sheet using Lync.

Starting a Conference Call is very simple. Just drag and drop a contact . Lync checks who is speaking and only shows that person . So there is huge saving on bandwidth.

All in all, Lync promises to be a great Solution for Unified Communication. And with Office365  branded Cloud Service , Microsoft has delivered a very cost effective way in which this Solution can be deployed by almost anyone.

with warm regards

Suresh Ramani

Microsoft MVP 2009

Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year 2011 & 2007



About Suresh Ramani

I am a CEO of a Technology Solutions Provider "TechGyan" ( Gyan in Sanskrit means "knowledge") . My Company is based out of Mumbai, India . My Company provides Solutions to Customers ( Local & International) around Microsoft Platform. In 2009, Microsoft nominated me as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP). During week ends I provide Redevelopment Consultancy to Societies in Mumbai . The details of the same are listed on www.tdrmumbai.in My hobbies are reading Management Books . Like most of Indians , I love game of Cricket and Hindi Songs.
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