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Lync and Skype together - here's how it will work

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    Lync and Skype together - here's how it will work


    Microsoft announced that Lync and Skype would soon be able to share video, as well as voice and IM.

    One of the main news stories from last week's Lync Conference in Las Vegas was that the next release of Lync would support not just Skype audio and IM, but also video.

    The intention is to provide tools that will allow the millions of Skype users to interconnect with Lync, providing new channels for businesses to connect with customers, users and partners. The big question, then, is how will it work?
    Read more at: Lync and Skype together - here's how it will work | ZDNet

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    It makes a lot of sense to me. Actually when MS bought Skype the first thing that came up on my mind it was they would unify it with Lync somehow...
    And there it is!!!!
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    Hi there
    LYNC made great sense (still not as good though as the old Netmeeting from XP days !!!) however perfectly fit for purpose. Great to see SKYPE to go with it -- although it seems a bit crazy to have TWO applications even if they work together. They need to fit SEAMLESSLY together so audio just connects automatically when required. As a bog standard user I just want the simplest user experience for this sort of stuff -- once say I plug in a microphone to LYNC Skype could be activated automatically with no set up.

    I'd also like to see the whole conference calling type of app on a mobile improved a bit too -- however that's usually a fault of the hideous speaker quality found in most mobiles or even worse - the cheap bud ear phones.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    LYNC made great sense (still not as good though as the old Netmeeting from XP days !!!) however perfectly fit for purpose. Great to see SKYPE to go with it -- although it seems a bit crazy to have TWO applications even if they work together. They need to fit SEAMLESSLY together so audio just connects automatically when required. As a bog standard user I just want the simplest user experience for this sort of stuff -- once say I plug in a microphone to LYNC Skype could be activated automatically with no set up.

    I'd also like to see the whole conference calling type of app on a mobile improved a bit too -- however that's usually a fault of the hideous speaker quality found in most mobiles or even worse - the cheap bud ear phones.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Lync is great. We use it extensively at work. We have offices in US, UK and Australia. We do phone calls with it, we do video meetings, we do screen sharing for tech support, etc. We have physical Lync polycom handsets at desks, and polycom phone conference bridges that work with lync. It's far more capable than netmeeting ever was.
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