Lync 2013

Microsoft Lync 2013

Microsoft Lync 2013 which is an enterprise-grade communications platform. With Microsoft Lync 2013, you can keep track of your contacts' availability, send an Instant Message, start or join a video, or web conference, and even share your screen. With enhanced Instant Messaging (IM) users have access to real-time presence information-including photos, availability, and location which allows you to connect more efficiently and effectively.

Microsoft Lync 2013 makes it easy for users to create or join video or web meetings with people both inside and outside of their organization. Microsoft Lync 2013 is very user-friendly and has a wide variety of functionality to make you and your colleagues more productive.

Microsoft Lync 2013 helps to connect users in new ways, regardless of their physical location which allows them to work anytime, from anywhere. The platform delivers a fresh, intuitive user experience that brings together the different ways people communicate. The way that the system works coupled with the ease of use helps to reduce costs and also increases user acceptance.



Highlights

  • Communicate with the people both inside and outside of your organization
  • Create a more interactive work environment by enabling social connections
  • Activity feed communicate naturally and easily
  • Make every interaction a near face-to-face meeting
  • Stay connected from virtually anywhere
  • Single unified platform
  • Online presentations
  • Desktop sharing
  • Corporate Instant Messaging platform

Instant Messaging Presence

Presence establishes a user's personal availability through the use of common statuses such as "Available" or "Busy" or "In a Meeting", etc. Having access to rich presence information enables users to make more effective communication choices. A user's presence is a collection of information that includes availability, willingness to communicate, a user's location or status, how to reach a user, view pictures, location information, and additional states such as "Off Work" to provide more granular information about availability and communication preferences. Also, contact management options let users control what information other users can see, such as whether they are working from home, working from a different location, busy, or unavailable. By simply looking at the contact list, users can find everything they need to know right away. For example, a small square green icon means a contact is available, red means a contact is busy, and yellow indicates that a contact is away from the computer. It will also display the amount of time that a user has been inactive or away from their computer.

States and statuses can provide more detailed information about each user's contacts. States include categories such as Do Not Disturb and Be Right Back, Available or Away. Statuses can be set to anything. There is a 500 character limit for a status in which a user can type any information, the best way to reach them, or any other status that they wish.



Conferencing Capabilities

Lync 2013 is the only client needed for all types of meetings, both scheduled and spontaneous. A simple conversation through Instant Messenger between coworkers can be quickly escalated to an audio and visual conference with desktop sharing among multiple team members instantly, easily, and without interrupting the conversation flow. The familiar client experience is coupled with deeper integration with Outlook 2013 to make scheduling, joining, and facilitating meetings easier.

The voice and video capabilities of Lync 2013 can work reliably and from any location with an Internet connection. And, by reducing travel expenses as well as reliance on third-party conferencing solutions can help businesses achieve substantial cost savings.

With conferencing in Lync 2013, users can work together, share information, and coordinate their efforts in real-time. Audio, video, and sharing of documents, desktops, and applications are incorporated into the easy-to-use Lync 2013 client, available both on-demand and in the context of a typical workflow. For example, without switching applications, users can escalate a simple Instant Messenger discussion to a multi-party application sharing session both voice and video. All parties can see and edit presentations, documents, and other content without a single e-mail exchange making it very convenient and user-friendly.


Video

Video conferencing is becoming increasingly important as organizations get more distributed, have remote employees, and have mobile communication because it provides a more personal experience that supports effective team-building and helps to save time by not having to repeat meetings and game plans. Lync 2013 simplifies the user experience by incorporating video into the unified client so that adding scheduling an online meeting with video or escalating to video spontaneously is seamless and easy.

Seamless Transition to Include Video

Lync 2013 makes it easy to add video to a standard conversation in just one click. With enhanced support for audio and video devices, users can set up a video call in minutes. This is a simple way to improve collaboration among coworkers and customers. Panoramic view and active speaker detection. Lync 2013 can display a 360-degree video panorama of a meeting room or other location. When there are multiple participants in a video or Web conference, the active speaker is displayed in the video window. Lync 2013 detects who is speaking and then sends the applicable video stream to all participants.



Disclaimer: Microsoft Lync 2013 is only available with the Managed Messaging offering or our full Hosted Microsoft Exchange 2013 + Microsoft SharePoint 2013 offering. Lync cannot be sold separately.

***File Transfers are only supported across the same network, and Mobile Notifications are not supported.