Lync Server Review

Very effective communication tool

Valuable Features:

Integration with other MS products such as outlook, OWA, SharePoint Support for various client devices, gateways etc. Support for federation with third party.Lync Client allows users access to presence, instant messaging, voice, audio, video, and Web conferencing

Room for Improvement:

Voice telephony and video calls utilize lots of bandwidth.

Other Advice:

It's is a very good product to have -- a solution for IM, voice telephony and video communication bundled into one.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

Only one note : federation in Lync 2013 is no longer "opened" as in Lync 2010.
Federation with Yahoo! is no longer available

20 February 13
Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employeesVendor

Thanks Fabrizio for pointing it out.

20 February 13
Developer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employeesVendor

I agree with you, and I would like to add three pros that Microsoft Lync 2013 has. First one is referring to HD video conferencing, because Lync delivers support for 1080p HD resolution for video conferencing, so participants have a sharp, clear display. Second one refers to mobile apps, because Microsoft has developed Lync mobile apps for Windows Phone, iOS and Android. The Lync mobile apps allow users to instant message, call, or join a Lync meeting from virtually anywhere. And the third pro refers to web app, because Microsoft also introduced a web app for Lync.

11 January 14
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