Join us at the Lync Conference to first off hear from the leaders of Microsoft Lync & Skype, Derek Burney & Tony Bates. In these general sessions, you will learn about the state of the Lync business, our latest release of Lync 2013 and Microsoft's vision for the future of Unified Communications.
With speakers drawn from the Product Engineering, Customer Deployment, Partner and MVP communities, the content at Lync conference is all designed to help you get the most out of Lync. Whether you are still evaluating Lync for Unified Communications or have been loving Lync for years, there are breakout sessions, interactive labs and more.
Below you'll find the published list of content. Use the filters on the right to navigate this year's Lync Conference sessions or search for any keywords like "meetings" or "operations". Filter by Track, Product Area, Session Type, or Tag to find the sessions just for you.
Lync 2013 introduces a new modality for groups to communicate in real time – Persistent Chat. This session will give you a detailed overview of Persistent Chat, including demos and use case scenarios where you can leverage Persistent Chat to help groups collaborate. You will also get an overview of how to plan for and design your Persistent Chat environment.
The deployment lifecycle begins with envisioning the scenarios that are going to be most impactful for your organization. Join us as we share a lifecycle-driven Deployment Readiness framework for effectively deploying, extending, and supporting Lync across your organization. We’ll show you how to leverage a consistent set of key success factors for establishing explicit goals and tracking progress through multiple phases regardless of the deployment size or complexity. Based on a broad set of experiences with enterprise customer deployments, this methodology holistically incorporates strategic planning, organizational readiness, and effective change management activities from the earliest envisioning phases to a solid run-state. We’ll share guidance and best practices as well as provide an overview of some of the valuable resources we’re creating to help you achieve success faster with Lync.
In this session, we will examine common scripting methods to automate tasks for a Lync Server 2013 environment. The discussions will include tips and tricks on using Lync Management Shell, PowerShell and other utilities to automate changes, test environmental configurations, or document configurations. The session will also cover using common platforms to build user interfaces for scripts and capturing meaningful output in a usable, and actionable format
Looking to deploy Lync Voice and need to interoperate with your existing PBX? In this session we will take a deep dive into how interoperability works, covering features such as Media Bypass (with reference to CAC), Trunk to Trunk routing, M to N Mediation Servers and Number translation. To demonstrate how these features work in the real world we will set up interoperating between Lync and Cisco Call Managers in front of your very eyes.
See the new archiving features in Lync Server 2013 that allow for an improved deployment and operational efficiency in achieving compliance goals. We'll discuss step-by-step the integration options when using SQL for the data storage, as well as the new capabilities of using Exchange Server 2013 for storage. We’ll demonstrate the capabilities of federated Search when Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013 are deployed together. We’ll also discuss and demonstrate the archiving options when leveraging Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat. Included in this session will be notes from the field and tips-n-tricks on a successful deployment of the archiving feature.
During this session, Bill will deliver an overview of the current state of UC implementations in the mid to large enterprise based on recent end-user survey results, vendor briefings, and consulting engagements. This session will include an overview of the common approach, challenges, hot-buttons, vendor preferences, and the decision making process within prototypical UC engagements, as observed by Wainhouse Research. The session will also include an analysis of Microsoft’s position in this broad UC landscape, with focus on trending themes including Lync 2013 video, mobility, and B2B/B2C enterprise requirements.
Lync Server 2013 breaks new ground in delivering Unified Communications for an Always On, Always Connected world on mobile devices, tablets, desktops and laptops. Using a single system architecture that seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Active Directory, Lync Server 2013 enables building a highly reliable, secure, scalable mission critical UC infrastructure for delivering HD quality multi-view Video, Instant Messaging, Presence, Web Collaboration, Audio Conferencing, Enterprise Voice and Persistent Chat capabilities on a single unified platform. To the end user, these capabilities are delivered through a gorgeous, consistent user experience that seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Office, is touch friendly, works on laptops, desktops, tablets and smart phones. Lync Server 2013 enables a simplified administration model to increase IT efficiency, reduce maintenance costs and is a platform for future investments. Customers have a choice of deploying Lync Server 2013 on-premises, consume through a cloud solution in Office 365, partner hosted cloud or a take a hybrid approach of having some users in the cloud and some on-premises..
Join Aspect as we candidly lift the hood on our journey starting from before UC was deployed globally in 2009 through Lync 2013. With 2,000+ employees in 25 countries plus a significant home-based staff, Aspect was able to realize $2M+ in savings through reductions in voice, mobile, conferencing, WAN and more. In this session, we will cover: Best practices, Design changes, Interoperability, Help desk and contact center optimization, Connectivity to your current voice infrastructure, Voice routing and considerations when deploying voice with Microsoft Lync Server and lessons learned through our implementations.
Migrating from legacy or IP communications to an integrated Unified Communications platform using Lync Server 2013 presents many significant potential benefits - and potential challenges - for enterprise organizations, especially when deploying Enterprise Voice. Join experts from AT&T to learn from their experiences helping customers plan, design, build and run large-scale Lync environments, including in the cloud. Key topics will include strategic planning for Lync, tactical recommendations on UC / Voice transformation, cloud deployments, and best practices for ensuring the success of your journey.
Voice remains our most common and effective form of communications, which is why voice is an integral part of Microsoft Lync. As businesses migrate to Lync, a frequent challenge is preparing their network for the real-time demands of voice and choosing appropriate network elements. Attend this session to learn how to assess network voice-readiness, plan a voice-migration and gain the confidence to avoid the dreaded “Pilot Trap”.