The biggest thing to hit the office since Microsoft Office
Microsoft® Lync® is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform that allows you to connect with colleagues, customers and partners via online meetings, video calls, audio conference calls, and instant messaging (IM).
Using real-time presence information, such as location, availability and photos, Microsoft Lync transforms your interactions with others from hit-and-miss communication to a more effective, engaging, and collaborating experience. Moreover, Microsoft Lync can enhance or replace your existing IP PBX system, leading to increased mobility and improved productivity.
Features and Benefits include:
- Easier management
- Smoother deployment
- Lower cost of ownership
- Real-time presence information
- More effective and efficient communication
- A single, Unified Communications platform
- Delivers a consistent experience across computers, browsers, telephones and mobile phones
- Seamless integration with Microsoft Office and other existing systems and tools
- Directly accessible from Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Word, SharePoint®, and Outlook®
Microsoft Lync is able to keep costs low and offer superior communication by combining the telephony features of a traditional IP PBX with conferencing and instant messaging.
In fact, Sprint was able to save $13 million by employing Microsoft Office as the primary source of communication for 39,000 of its users. The company’s Unified Communications Manager, Joe Hamblin, broke down the savings as follows: $6.7 million in recurring circuit costs, $4 million in conference costs, $2.5 million avoiding PBX upgrades, and $700,000 in environmental sustainability savings (not having to power and cool old PBXs).
Moreover, Scott Woodrome, Sprint’s Manager of Real Estate and Facilities added, “Microsoft Lync allows us to be more productive, more collaborating with our teams, to be able to join a conference call without any numbers, without any codes, just the click of a button.”
Microsoft Lync connects users in new ways – anytime, anywhere. Whether you’re looking to create and moderate a scheduled web conference or conduct one off the cuff, Microsoft Lync makes it easy. And when compared to Windows Live Messenger, Microsoft Lync provides a different set of features that is designed for a corporate environment.
Microsoft Lync is a next-generation cloud communications service that connects people in new ways, regardless of their physical location. Lync brings together the different ways people communicate in a single interface, and is administered through a single management infrastructure.
For more information on Microsoft Lync and what it can do for your business, contact us today!