Microsoft® Lync ushers in a new connected user experience transforming every communication into an interaction that is more collaborative, engaging, and accessible from anywhere. For IT, the benefits are equally powerful, with a highly secure and reliable system that works with existing tools and systems for easier management, lower cost of ownership, smoother deployment and migration, and greater choice and flexibility.
Enhanced desktop environment
Single unified platform: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 is built from the ground up to be a single platform that can enhance, extend, and even replace traditional and IP PBX systems.
Full set of voice features: Support common calling features such as, answer, forward, transfer, hold, divert, release, and park, and extend these capabilities outside the office via secured Internet access without requiring a VPN connection.
A simpler solution to deploy and manage: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 provides a highly secure and reliable system that works with Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange Server, and Microsoft SharePoint technologies, and uses Microsoft management tools to facilitate easier management and lower cost of ownership. Interoperability with existing systems enables smoother deployment and migration.
Easily-leveraged programmable interfaces for embedding: Documented APIs using familiar technology make it easy to embed communications in business applications and processes.
Support for on-premises and hosted environments*: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 can be deployed on-premises or in a service-based (hosted) or hybrid environment. A service-based option can deliver faster deployment, regularly updated software, and more time to focus on strategic tasks and initiatives.