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Microsoft Lync 2013 (Another reason for your business to explore Office 365 Small Business Premium) by Peter Strasser

Microsoft Lync 2013 is bundled with Office 365 (cloud) business subscriptions. Lync is Microsoft’s platform for unified communications and collaboration. Lync provides:

  • Real-time presence – Presence information provides user status information (e.g., online, away, busy, in a meeting/call, do not disturb).
  • Instant messaging
  • Videoconferencing
  • Voice
  • Email

Lync 2013 Update:
Lync 2013 provides support for 1080p HD resolution videoconferencing. Lync 2013 uses standard video codecs to provide compatibility across a broad range of platforms and devices. Microsoft has developed Lync mobile apps for Windows, iOS, and Android phones. Microsoft has also developed Lync web apps for Windows and Mac OS X. Users can now access all the features of Lync using a web browser. Lync 2013 extends communication to Skype with presence, instant messaging, and voice.

Office 365 Small Business Premium:
Office 365 Small Business Premium includes Lync 2013 and hosted Exchange and hosted SharePoint. This is a great benefit to businesses that are not interested in investing and managing their server infrastructure. With Office 365 Small Business Premium, businesses can be assured they will have the latest Microsoft productivity and collaboration applications available when and where they need them without the headaches of managing the applications in house. Office 365 dramatically reduces the IT cost of supporting home-office and mobile workers. Office 365 uses Microsoft’s 15 years of online data experience to ensure your business information is always safe and secure.
Veraview can assist your business with exploring the benefits of Microsoft Lync 2013 and Office 365. If your business is looking to lower your IT expenditures and improve your employee productivity, please contact Veraview today.
Information for this blog was obtained from the following articles:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2014005/five-reasons-microsoft-lync-2013-matters.html
http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/the-top-7-new-features-in-microsofts-lync-server-2013-202090


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