Now that the Lync Conference 2014 is over, Tim Woo, Lync demo lead can breathe a sigh of relief for a job well done. Through The Lync Team Blog, he revealed what it takes to create and successfully execute a keynote demo.
The first public demonstration of video calling between Lync and Skype was shown this week at the Lync Conference in Las Vegas, and is part of Lync-Skype connectivity v2. “We believe that this release offers numerous enhancements for any business. You’ll find Lync-Skype connectivity now includes video calling, enterprise-grade security and best-of-breed audio,” writes Barry Castle, principal program manager for Lync-Skype connectivity v2.
Skype made video calling between consumers everywhere possible, and Lync delivered cost-effective HD video calling and meetings over the Internet for enterprises. “Today, we’ve taken this a step further by demonstrating video calling between Skype and Lync, making it possible for consumers and businesses everywhere to use video for nearly every conversation,” Gurdeep Singh Pall, corporate vice president for Lync & Skype Engineering, said Tuesday.
Moving to Lync marked a cultural shift for the firm, but after doing their research, Holland & Knight LLP decided the program would provide “a cost-effective, integrated toolset with options available to complement each person’s natural work patterns.”
The Lync for Android update is now available, and new features include the ability to quickly rejoin a Lync Meeting that you just left (or were disconnected from) and pick up your conversations from where you last left them, writes Barak Manor on The Lync Team Blog.
Telefónica, the world’s fifth-largest mobile provider, has 140,000 employees who speak six languages and work from 26 countries. With that diverse a workforce, “communication is critical” among workers, writes Andrew Dacombe of the company. That’s why he says Telefónica chose Lync to be the centerpiece of its unified communications strategy in which “employees can collaborate anytime, anywhere, from any device.”
For schools like the Washington State School for the Blind, it has been challenging to find math instructors who have experience with visually impaired students or who teach Nemeth Braille Code to blind students – until they tried Lync and Skype.