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Lync to be Rebranded as “Skype for Business”

It is official – the next version of Lync is being renamed “Skype for Business” in the first half of 2015!

The news was released today on Skype’s main blog:

Introducing Skype for Business

“In the first half of 2015, the next version of Lync will become Skype for Business with a new client experience, new server release, and updates to the service in Office 365. We believe that Skype for Business will again transform the way people communicate by giving organizations reach to hundreds of millions of Skype users outside the walls of their business”.

What you need to know:

There will still be two distinct products: Skype for . . . → Read More: Lync to be Rebranded as “Skype for Business”

Basic Requirements for Enabling a Lync User for PSTN Dial-In Conferencing

The world of UC and Lync is complex – especially when it comes down to remembering specific details of what configuration is required to enable specific feature sets. One of the goals of this blog has always been to make it extremely easy to remember basic important details at a moments notice.

Recently I had to reacquaint myself (again!) with the steps for enabling a user for PSTN dial-in conferencing.

Once the Lync system is completely configured and able to host PSTN dial-in conferences, the four key requirements you need to remember about enabling a Lync user are:

They do NOT need to be enabled for Enterprise Voice. To DO . . . → Read More: Basic Requirements for Enabling a Lync User for PSTN Dial-In Conferencing