VoIP Solutions, IP Telephony and Unified Communications: Microsoft Lync 2010 Offers Collaboration, VOIP, Video Conferencing

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-11-17
 
 
 

Microsoft Lync 2010 Offers Collaboration, VOIP, Video Conferencing

by Nicholas Kolakowski

Microsoft Lync 2010 Offers Collaboration, VOIP, Video Conferencing

Lync Activity Feed

Lync's Activity Feed displays your contacts, their current status messages and their availability. From here, you can perform all of Lync's various functions, including searching for contacts or starting communication.

Lync Activity Feed

Application Sharing

Lync users can share documents and PowerPoint presentations with a group. In turn, those group members can make their own notations to the images and text.

Application Sharing

Placing Online Calls

Lync opens a traditional-looking dial pad when it comes time to place VOIP calls.

Placing Online Calls

Video Chat

Lync also allows peer-to-peer video chat.

Video Chat

Name and Skill Set

In addition to being able to search your contacts by name, you can also do so by skill set or interests. By typing in "Financial," such as in the example here, you can generate a list of relevant people.

Name and Skill Set

Contact Cards

Lync Contact Cards with expanded information.

Contact Cards

Grouping Your People

Lync users can subdivide their contacts into groups as they see fit.

Grouping Your People

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