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Microsoft recommends you ignore Microsoft-recommended update

Earlier this month, Microsoft gave the world .NET Framework 4.7 and urged users to install it for the usual reasons: more fun bits to play with and a security improvements. But two days later the company urged Exchange users not to install it ASAP, because it hadn't validated it yet. Last Friday - 10 days after the launch of …
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Microsoft points at Skype, Lync: You two, in my office – right now

Microsoft has confirmed it will roll out Skype for Business – the service formerly known as Microsoft Lync – across its subscription-based Office 365 cloud this month. "Skype for Business Online is now rolling out to Office 365 customers worldwide, and we expect the roll out to be complete by the end of May," said the Skype …
Iain Thomson, 15 Apr 2015
Microsoft's telepresence teaser

Skype squares up to Cisco again with new round of 'Room Systems'

Cisco issues regular blog posts pointing out that its unified communications products outsell Microsoft's, but it now looks like Redmond's decided not to take that lying down because it's announced one of the new things Lync will do now that it's become Skype For Business is offer more “room systems”. Microsoft's teamed up …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Mar 2015
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Microsoft's Lync becomes 'Skype for Business'

Microsoft Lync is dead, replaced by Skype for Business. Lync is/was Microsoft's unified communications product and offers voice, video, instant messaging and videoconferences, all delivered from a single client. Integration with Microsoft Office means lots of click-to-talk-or-chat action. As of next year, however, Lync will …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Nov 2014

Lync users see outages as Microsoft wrangles with network problems

Microsoft is scrambling to fix its Lync service after network problems left the platform inaccessible to users. The company said Monday afternoon that it was dealing with what it called "routing infrastrcture issues" in attempting to restore service to the unified communications platform. RT @Office365 We realize some Lync …
Shaun Nichols, 23 Jun 2014
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Cisco promises Lync link for its UC kit and collaborationware

Cisco has spent the last couple of years talking up its unified communications and collaboration portfolios, often suggesting it is at the top of the market. If that assertion is correct it would be quite a coup, given that other players have a long head start. Cisco's been here before with IP telephony, a field in which it …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Jun 2014

Forget unified communications, we want universal comms, Microsoft insists

Microsoft has opened its Lync Conference in Las Vegas with the claim that it's the top dog in the unified communications (UC) market and demonstrations of new apps that Redmond thinks will move it into a position of providing "universal communications." "We believe that we are basically the number one vendor in terms of UC …
Iain Thomson, 19 Feb 2014

Microsoft in a TIFF over Windows, Office bug that runs code hidden in pics

Microsoft has alerted users and system administrators following the discovery of targeted attacks on a security bug present in Windows, Office and Lync. The software giant said the flaw allows attackers to remotely execute code and install malware on a vulnerable system by sending an email or instant message or convincing a …
Shaun Nichols, 5 Nov 2013
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That voice you hear from the cloud is Microsoft’s

Unified communications (UC) is the joining up of email, instant messaging, voice, video and whatever else we can come up with. Microsoft offers an on-premises UC software package – Exchange, Lync, Outlook and so forth – but for the first time you can order “UC as a service” via Office 365. Singing in harmony From a …
Trevor Pott, 27 Jun 2013

Microsoft links Skype to Lync

Microsoft has connected its consumer voice over IP tool Skype to its business grade unified communications tool Lync. The upshot of the move is that Skype users can now call anyone with a Lync account, after the usual to-ing and fro-ing with invitations. As most Lync users work inside a businesses big enough to either run a …
Simon Sharwood, 30 May 2013
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Six things you should know before you roll out Office 365

Let’s discuss some of the reasons for embarking on an Office 365 project. You might have found yourself at that particular point in your Microsoft upgrade cycle. Or maybe you want to allow staff to work just as efficiently away from the office as at their desks and like the collaboration tools offered by SharePoint. …
Lucy Sherriff, 21 May 2013
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Microsoft to link Lync voice and IM to Skype by June

Microsoft kicked off its first-ever Lync Conference in San Diego, California, on Tuesday by announcing a series of planned upgrades for its Lync unified communications platform, including new mobile apps and interoperability with Skype. In a statement, Tony Bates, president of Microsoft's Skype division, said that all Lync …
Neil McAllister, 19 Feb 2013
The Register breaking news

Hot Xmas treat for WinPho punters - Office doc sharing

Microsoft's communications platform Lync has gone mobile with a Windows Phone client, but we're still waiting for the promised iPhone and Android clients billed as "coming soon". Lync is the platform formally known as "Microsoft Office Communicator", and provides shared access to Office documents as well as shared working …
Bill Ray, 14 Dec 2011
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Umbrella-wielding Steve Ballmer gets cloudy with Office 365

Prepackaged software giant Microsoft uncorked its latest online business productivity service, dubbed Office 365, today. It's essentially a re-branding exercise by Redmond, which has replaced the firm's clunkily-named Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) of apps with a cloud-based offering for biz customers. But the song …
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Jun 2011

Would Microsoft's Skype buy strengthen Lync or push it off a cliff?

Analysis Is Microsoft preparing to school Skype in technology that it recently described as the "next generation of unified comms", or has the company spotted a hole in its VoIP strategy that can only be filled by an expensive acquisition? Worse than that, might Redmond simply be circling Skype with a potential multi-billion dollar …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 May 2011
The Register breaking news

Bill Gates oils up Microsoft's Lync product

Microsoft released its rejigged office communications server yesterday, which was anointed by none other than William Henry "Bill" Gates III. It has been renamed Lync and according to the company blurb, the software brings together instant messaging, presence, audio, video, web conferencing and voice under one roof. …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Nov 2010

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