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Upcoming Events – MUCUGL 20th October and PowerShell Powercamp London 5th-6th November

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Quick Reminder that we have a upcoming Microsoft UC User Group London meeting coming up on Thursday 20th October at the London Polycom Executive Briefing Centre In our first session Mike Adams (Polycom Customer Experience Manager) will be running a series of Polycom/Lync integration demos. Then what better way of demonstrating Polycom’s telepresence but by Mike Stacy and Jeff Schertz (Polycom...

I’ve been awarded MVP for Lync!

Massively pleased to say that yesterday I got an email letting me know I have been awarded Microsoft MVP for Lync. It’s a real honour to be recognised alongside the other MVP’s who are such great community contributors and I hope that I can continue to provide value to the Lync community over the coming 12 months. Thanks, and congratulations to all the other new and renewed MVP’s! The...

What does Lync look like in a Windows 8 Metro Style UI?

OK, so really it should be what could Lync look like in Windows 8 Metro UI. Modality System’s lead Developer Paul Nearney was lucky enough to be over at Build last month, and he has been busy playing with his new Samsung tablet and understanding the implications and possibilities around UC and Lync. He’s already put together a basic Metro UI for Lync, and taken the time to explain how it’s put...

Lync Awareness Marketing Collateral – Free Download #Lync

The guys at Microsoft have just posted some free Lync Awareness Collateral that you can get printed to raise awareness of Lync, particularly useful for new deployments.
The download is available here
It includes

Posters
Table Tents
Laptop Stickers
Cubicle Signs

So now you have no excuses not to go out and raise some awareness of the coolness of Lync.

Microsoft UC User Group London and Microsoft UC Virtual User Group Meetings in October

Two great user group events coming are happening in October. Firstly the Microsoft UC User Group London is having it’s second meeting, October 20th at the London Polycom Executive Briefing Centre, a great venue with all the latest Polycom toys and demos. “In our first session Mike Adams (Polycom Customer Experience Manager) will be running a series of Polycom/Lync integration demos – it’ll be a...

Lync for Mac 2011 and Deployment Guide now available

Lync for Mac 2011 is now available through the Microsoft Volume Licencing Portal. This much improves the experience for Mac Lync users. It can be licenced under Office for Mac 2011 Volume Licensing SKU, Office for Mac Standard 2011, along with other licence options, My fellow consultant, Justin Morris, has done a great rundown of the client on his blog here A Microsoft deployment Guide is...

What does Lync 2010 look like on Windows 8 Developer Preview?

I’ve just posted a quick run down of the Windows 8 developer preview install. One of the first things I was interested to see was how it would work with Lync (big surprise ) I was running on a Remote desktop to a Hyper-V VM. I copied Lync installer to the desktop The installer ran as expected. When complete Lync Started and signed in, in the ‘desktop’ mode. Everything is pretty much the same, but...

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