Microsoft at the Frost and Sullivan Next Generation Communication and Collaboration Summit in Singapore on December 7th, 2010 unveiled its renamed cohesive communication cum alliance platform Lync 2010.
Microsoft gallantly claimed that Lync 2010 is in its state to put back corporate PBX’s, in its launch in US previous month. Lync will help them cut cost with its all new centralized call controlling and other new phone features and will also help them to lessen the number of devices that they previously need to maintain.
In the Singapore happening, the tech giant and stupendous performer showed their boldness and was seen over poured with confidence about their newly launch version of Lync 2010 earlier acknowledged as Office Communications Server 2007.
At the inaugural ceremony held at Microsoft Asia Pacific, Mike Tuohy, General Manager of the Information Product Group said Lync is the revelation of their idea to bring together all the modes a present business communication needs. The new Lync 2010 will give the users an amplified shared platform and in-person experience of HD video, social features like updating their status as well as their activity feeds, conference facility, keeping records of conference and many more at one place. He also added that it’s not only the general users who will to change the way they communicate but also the IT Departments too were thinking/heading off to augment the Lync in their communications infrastructure and purge their time-honored PBX Systems so that they can save time as well as money.
Many of the Singapore based companies like Eu Yan Sang, Sysmex and Ascendas have by now geared up signing with Lync. Anderson Teo, Senior Manager, Head of Corporate IT, Eu Yan Sang believes that the employees will work more prominently, astutely and result giving way with the all new Lync 2010 that comes bundled with lots of advanced features.
The event also gave a clear picture of the partner vendors like Polycom, Aastra Technologies and other device partners on the announcement made for their products to Lync. Almost 70 new devices are on its way to link up with Lync and were designed as such to meet it s requirement. It includes IP Phones, Speaker Phones and Webcams, Headsets etc.
Polycom is planning to introduce its first TelePresence solution to interoperate with Lync, with its Polycom UC Intelligent Core and Polycom HDX Series. It is expected for both solutions to deliver individual users as well as groups to work together in a very natural and effortless manner no matter what probably will be the distance. More than 25 partners like Aspect Software, ProtonMedia and Wortell, Convergent Media Systems and many more too have planned to launch their applications of all types and sizes on the Lync Platform and will very soon make it available to public as well as the private organizations. Service providers like British Telecom (BT), Verizon Business, Dimension Data, HP and Dell too are going to make it with Lync infrastructure with the hope to get a better response and yield.