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Microsoft Showcase : Cloud or not ?

September 27, 2012 By: Category: Lync, Office 365



Download Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Preview

August 08, 2012 By: Category: Office Communication Server

Microsoft Lync 2013 is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform. Lync connects people everywhere, on Windows 8 and other devices, as part of their everyday productivity experience. Lync provides a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, HD video, and conferencing, and eliminates the need to use a VPN for encryption. Lync 2013 supports HD video conferencing and takes advantage of Windows 8 “touch first” capabilities to provide fast, natural, hands-on control of communications.


New features are :

Multiparty HD video and content sharing

Enable great meeting experiences and collaboration. Be there without going there.

Video gallery: The video gallery simultaneously displays up to five different participants’ videos, identifies the active speaker, and associates names with faces. HD photos represent all additional meeting participants.

H.264 SVC support: Lync uses open standards, including H.264 SVC, to enable HD video conferencing across a range of devices.

Presenter controls: Lead meetings professionally with presenter controls that are accessible but don’t distract, and that are designed to optimize for the type of meeting, audience size, and the content and/or video sources available to participants.

A modern communication experience accessible from almost any device

Keep everyone working together effectively, no matter where they are or what device they happen to be using. Lync delivers a familiar and engaging communications experience across a variety of devices and platforms.

Optimized for an immersive Windows 8 experience: Reimagined for Windows 8, Lync provides fast, natural, hands-on control of communications across the entire range of Windows 8 devices and architectures.

Lync Web App: Both PC and Mac users can now join a Lync Meeting from a browser and enjoy the rich Lync Meeting experience, including multiparty HD video, voice over IP (VoIP), instant messaging, and desktop, application, and PowerPoint sharing.

Lync Mobile: Lync Mobile enables communication with anyone, no matter where you are. Send an IM, make a Lync call, or even join a Lync Meeting with just one touch—from a Windows Phone, or an iOS or Android device. Stay productive on the go with voice and video over IP, PowerPoint sharing, and more collaboration capabilities.

Integration across Office apps

Lync connects hundreds of millions of people, their communications, and the applications they use every day, helping them work better together and be more productive.

Communicate directly from within Office: Lync is integrated into Outlook, SharePoint, OneNote, and other Microsoft Office applications, so users don’t have to leave the application they’re working in when they need to reach out to others.

Single identity: Lync highlights a user’s Active Directory identity, rather than a telephone number, during all real-time communications, providing all their contact information in one convenient spot.

OneNote Share: Save processing time for frequent meeting organizers and hosts. Lync automatically captures participant lists via OneNote. And meeting organizers and participants can share and co-edit meeting notes directly from Lync, so they don’t have to switch back and forth between applications.

Federation with Skype

Connect with anyone on Skype, which enables rich communications among hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Extension of Lync presence, instant messaging, and peer-to-peer voice capabilities to Skype users: Extend your reach by connecting Lync users with Skype users. Lync-to-Skype federation opens a new communications door for enterprises searching for inventive and differentiated opportunities for new customer acquisition, customer retention, and business-to-consumer communications.

Polycom® KIRK® permit tu use multi-cell DECT with Microsoft Lync

April 22, 2012 By: Category: Hardware Device, Interoperability

Polycom® KIRK® offers the first-ever professional DECT multi-cell solution that directly interoperates with Microsoft® LyncTM Server 2010, which will simplify your administration and reduce costs.

With the KIRK Wireless Server 6000 solution and Microsoft Lync, Polycom offers the first-ever professional multi-cell DECT solution directly interoperating with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. By adding KIRK DECT to your UC solution, you will experience all the benefits from vertical mobility, central administration and a high return on investment.

Interoperability with Lync :

How to :
Using a Polycom® KIRK® Wireless Server 6000 Solution in a Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010 Setup

Free Lync online regular expression tester : Regex Hero

March 07, 2012 By: Category: Lync


Regex Hero which is an online Silverlight based regex tester for .NET.  It has both a free and a paid version ($15) .

Regex Hero has all the following features :

1. Syntax highlighting

2. Syntax checking

3. Real time matching, replacing and splitting against a target string


For example, if you want to normalize phone numbers which appear on webpages with a “(o)” after the country prefix and before the regional prefix in France : 33(0) 3 123456789

You will use this pattern : ^33(0)(\d{10})$ and this translation +33$2

NB : the lync client ignore the bracket when dialing the number.


Use Lync with Kinect motion and voice sensors…

February 23, 2012 By: Category: Application, Lync

LyncKin is a video conferencing tool which makes use of Kinect motion and voice sensors to provide more efficient ways to interact with business  applications and video conferencing equipment provided by Microsoft Lync  2010. It provides Lync with more efficient characteristics that enable  Lync contacts to form real-time, rich communications.





LyncKin takes Kinect from the gaming fantasy world into the business reality by using Kinect sensing technologies to let the user – business person – control Lync video conferencing by using body gesturing and speaking. This controlling ability of Kinect makes things easier for the video conference attendees.

With LyncKin, the user is being the conference  controller, they can perform some activities from their place; by using arm-waving gestures at the camera, and voice commands to perform functions where Kinect sensors detects both movements and voice in very sophisticated ways.

It can help to improve how people interact with co-workers, customers and partners through a more personalized collaboration experience. LyncKin is an optimized conferencing solution that can build voice and video collaboration for Microsoft Lync environments.

User Experience

LyncKin provides a way to use the natural-user interface capabilities of Kinect in business settings.

A rich user experience and a unified interface make it easy for people to work together effectively and frequently even when time or distance prevents in-person meetings.

LyncKin enables businesses to conduct a video conference while many of attendees are scattered in different places, may be in different countries. Users can also use their body motion capabilities to investigate some shared contents.


During conferences, LyncKin helps users to control the meeting from their places, as it follows:

  • Hands motions can Investigate Lync contacts, select someone to call, start a video conference with them, easily navigate shared meeting contents, and end the call
  • Voice commands can hold, end call, or recognize new meeting attendee.
  • Face recognition for a new meeting attendee and informing others who aren’t in the meeting room textually.

Business Benefits 

  • Add new capability to Lync unified communication tool for more effective collaboration.
  • Reduce cost of video conferencing by using Lync infrastructure.
  • Control Microsoft Lync without need of any additional peripheral?s.
  • Easily used on thin or rich clients.

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TechNet Live Meeting – Lync in an Enterprise Network

February 22, 2012 By: Category: Lync, Webcast

TechNet Live Meeting – ??Lync in an Enterprise Network


Starts:Thursday, March 22, 2012 2:00 PM
Time zone: (GMT+01:00) Paris

Duration: 1 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

Product(s): Microsoft technologies.

Audience(s): Additional Information Worker, App/LOB Specialist, Architect, Desktop/EndUser Specialist, Infrastructure Specialist, IT Decision Maker, IT Generalist, IT Implementer, IT Manager and Tech Influencing BDM.

This session covers everything you need to know about how Microsoft Lync works with the Enterprise Network. Learn all about new features like Call Admission Control and how the Lync media stack interacts with policy across the wide area network, improvements in Quality of Service tagging with DSCP and VLAN support, how partners are bringing optimized network solutions to market for Lync, and understanding bandwidth planning and requirements for enterprise deployments.

Register here : https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastRegistrationConfirmation.aspx?culture=en-US&RegistrationID=1311048407&Validate=false


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Microsoft Lync Online conversation translator with Bing

July 15, 2011 By: Category: Lync, SaaS

Conversation Translator provides a real-time language translation service for Lync instant messaging (IM) conversations.

With Conversation Translator, both the sender and receiver can converse in their native language, and Conversation Translator handles the translation.
Powered by the Microsoft Translator Web Service, Conversation Translator currently supports translation between 35 languages…

Download it here from Microsoft :


Virtual Seminar on using Lync over Wi-Fi

June 30, 2011 By: Category: Lync

Lync Me! Delivering Dependable Unified Communications over Wi-Fi

Microsoft Lync provides industry-leading innovation for mobile UC, but the enterprise wireless network hasn’t always been up to the task.

In this joint webinar with Microsoft Lync product manager, Jamie Stark we will look at how to overcome this challenge and deliver a dependable Microsoft Lync experience over Wi-Fi to mobile devices

Webinar Details

Date: July 19, 2011
Start Time: 10:00 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Duration: 45 minutes

By attending this webinar you will learn:

  • how Microsoft Lync transforms every communication into an interaction
  • how to optimize Microsoft Lync performance over Wi-Fi
  • about a validated peformance test of Microsoft Lync over Aruba Wi-Fi

Jamie Stark – Lync Product Manager, Microsoft
Troy Neal – Sr. Manager of IT, YES Prep Public Schools
Robert Fenstermacher – Director of Mobile Apps, Aruba NetworksWebinar Details

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