Lync Server 2013 Overview

Lync Server 2013 Overview

Welcome to the Microsoft Lync Server 2013 page of the Lync Server TechNet Wiki, your source for dynamic, interactive content written by the Lync community, for the Lync community .

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About Lync Server 2013

Lync Server 2013 is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform that builds on Lync Server 2010 to connect people everywhere, on Windows 8 and other devices, as part of their everyday productivity experience.  Lync provides a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, video and meetings. New features and functionality in Lync Server 2013 are designed to help customers do the following:

  • Stay in touch anywhere. Lync enables users to communicate securely anywhere they have network connectivity, and automatically adapts to network conditions.
  • Use the device you want. Lync makes communicating easier with a consistent and familiar experience available on Windows PCs, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android smartphones. The new immersive Lync application for Windows 8 provides a seamless touch-first experience.
  • Communicate in the right way. Lync unifies voice and video calls, Lync meetings, presence, and instant messaging in one easy-to-use client, making it simple to choose and switch between different forms of communication.
  • Connect with the outside world. Lync federation extends unified communications securely over the Internet to customers, suppliers, and partners using Lync or Skype.
  • Take advantage of standards-based HD video. Lync uses open standards including H.264 SVC to provide a high-quality video experience on a wide range of devices. 
  • Make virtual meetings more effective. See up to five meeting participants simultaneously with new multi-party HD video support. You can choose who to see or let Lync choose for you.
  • Easily join meetings. Joining a Lync Meeting requires only a single touch or click on smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
  • Extend Lync Meetings outside your organization with browser-based access. The Lync Web App allows PC and Mac users to join a Lync meeting from a browser and delivers a full Lync Meeting experience including IM, voice, multi-view video, data collaboration and sharing.
  • Take notes in OneNote. OneNote Share allows users to create and share OneNote meeting notes within Lync meetings.
  • Quickly and intuitively find the best way to communicate. Quick Lync is a menu that appears over a contact in the Lync contact list and shows available communication modes.

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