Microsoft Lync 2010: The real deal.

by VoipPlanet.com Staff

Touted as a PBX replacement, the successor to Office Communications Server adds capabilities and is easier to deploy.

"It looks like, in true Microsoft tradition, the third time is the charm. The new Lync Server 2010 unified communication server is not merely a relabeling of the previous Office Communications Server lineup -- it's real step forward in Microsoft's communication product line," writes InfoWorld's J. Peter Bruzzese.

"To me, the first version of Exchange 2000 that provided an in-house corporate instant messaging feature was pure genius. Microsoft pulled that feature in Exchange 2003 and started down a path that has led us to the Office Communications Server lineup of servers and apps. But it was very complex to deploy, making it a less than satisfying product. Now comes Lync Server 2010," Bruzzese writes.

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Microsoft Lync 2010: Finally, a communications server worth the effort

This article was originally published on Wednesday Oct 13th 2010