Beginning with Live Communications Server 2003 and 2005, migrating through Office Communications Server R1 and R2,
and now with the introduction of Microsoft 365 from the cloud and Microsoft Lync, Microsoft continues to define and redefine the baseline capabilities to which other UC solutions must measure up.” Microsoft Lync 2010 provides a single interface based on identity and presence that unites voice communications, IM, and audio, video, and web conferencing into a rich, contextual offering. With Lync, Microsoft has set its eyes clearly on the transition to IP telephony and voice as a network application, and on rich media communications. Microsoft has also created the capability to offer these enterprise conferencing capabilities both as CPE deployments and as hosted services.
Lync’s video capabilities and partner’s solutions for Lync video enablement are the sole focus of this short note.