What is Lync 2010?

What is Lync 2010?

Lync 2010 is the next version of the Office Communications Server product.  Lync (a combination of “link” and “sync”) 2010, introduces new features and improvements from Office Communications Server 2007 R2.  Lync 2010 enables business to collaborate and communicate more efficiently via  Enterprise Voice, Instant Messaging, Presence and Conferencing.

A few items that have been improved in Lync 2010:

  • All roles can be virtualized.  This has been a struggle for many of our Enterprise Voice customers as providing 3 physical boxes has been costly with OCS 2007 R2.  The ability to virtualize all of the Lync 2010 servers provides a way to move towards a Unified Communications system easily and in a cost effective manner.
  • Site Survivability.  This gives companies the ability to put Lync 2010 at their Branch Offices without the fear of isolation if the WAN link goes down. 
  • Support for Analog devices.  While we are quickly moving forward in the Digital Age, many of us still have Analog devices that have lingered such as fax machines and standalone conference phones.

Lync 2010 has the ability to deliver advanced communication features at a reasonable cost with proven administration.  With all of the new features and enhancements, Lync 2010 promises to be a hit with businesses. 

-Adam Ball, PEI

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