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Perspectives on the Big Announcements at Lync Conference 2014

Now that the dust has settled on the Microsoft Lync 2014 Conference last week, this article gives a recap of the big announcements and some perspectives on what it means to Lync, Skype, and the communications world at large.

The full keynote is available here to watch here: http://www.lyncconf.com/.

Beyond “Unified Communications” – Introducing “Universal Communications”

After a brief work-assignment-sabbatical from the Microsoft UC space, Gurdeep Singh Pall (Corporate Vice President for Lync & Skype Engineering, Microsoft) was back in fine form and offered some insightful thought leadership on the communications space and what the future will look like. Gurdeep is a proven visionary and it was great to see . . . → Read More: Perspectives on the Big Announcements at Lync Conference 2014

A Recent 360 Tour of Lync

Myself and Greg Thomas (from Openjive) launched a new Lync Users Group in Ottawa, Canada last week.

The inaugural meeting was a great experience and the bulk of it was Greg and I doing an end-to-end platform tour of Lync with demonstrations so that everyone had a good background to go deeper into specific Lync and UC topics at future meetings.  It was quite a challenge to cover such an expansive topic in 1 hour, but we did it (ok – it took us 1.5 hours)!  To achieve this (including a brief ‘State of Affairs’ on Skype, Yammer, and Lync Online) we had to keep the topics at a very . . . → Read More: A Recent 360 Tour of Lync