Global Italian multimedia publishing company has modernized and unified its communications infrastructure and enabled flexible, cloud-based collaboration through a comprehensive Microsoft technology solution that includes Microsoft Office 365, Windows Azure, Microsoft Lync 2013, Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft SharePoint 2013.
If you have a Lync Server deployment, you now have access to the Lync Software-Defined Networking API for free. The API provides a data stream of information about media flows, which are then fed into an SDN controller to inform the network about what needs to happen and where. And with that, there should be harmony in the network.
The new Lync app for Windows 8.1 is now available, with many improvements based on user feedback. Among the cool features is one that lets you take control of screen sharing or app sharing that is started by someone else in the meeting.
The main improvements are that you’re now able to join and participate in Lync Meetings without owning a Lync account, and to start an unscheduled Lync Meeting (either IM or video) directly from your mobile device with multiple participants.
Earlier this month, Lync 2013 added a new accreditation to the fold by achieving JITC certification for Voice, Video, and Instant Message & Presence (IM&P) at the Joint Interoperability Testing Center in Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Becoming JITC certified is one of the primary ways of validating software’s ability to work and interoperate on the DoD’s Defense Information Switched Network (DISN).
Companies are turning to Lync Online, both internally and to communicate with people in other organizations. To help IT pros set up and troubleshoot external communications, the Lync team has published a guided walk-through based on analysis of Microsoft Support cases.