Posts tagged UCC

Microsoft scores leader from Gartner – 6th year in a row!

Microsoft has done it again!  Their Microsoft Lync product has helped them continue to grow in the upper right quadrant of the Gartner’s UCC Magic Quadrant.

I really hope that with their acquisition of Skype they are able to provide a light weight version of Lync via Office 365 for free, while offering a very cost effective full version of Lync for home users.  This will really help close the gap!  This brings full collaboration, unity, and productivity to home users and the business users.  And think of the federation capabilities this provides!

Read the full report here: http://www.gartner.com/technology/streamReprints.do?id=1-1728DMD&ct=110823&st=sb

http://www.gartner.com/technology/streamReprints.do?id=1-1728DMD&ct=110823&st=sb

Army Approves Lync for Field Use

This is fantastic news for Microsoft, for us, and for the Army!  Microsoft has helped show the United States Army how a product such as Microsoft Lync can help deliver the right people, the right time, and the right resources anywhere in the world.

Using this tool, the Department of Defense has show that the security of the tool is meeting standards of the United States, allows us to make more informative decisions faster.  This means now we can wrap intelligence around anything!  No longer are we dependent upon deploying pepole everywhere, we can have a team of front line soldiers, and a team of intelligence in the background.  This allows us to stay one step ahead of the curve :)

http://blogs.technet.com/b/uc/archive/2011/08/25/us-army-can-keep-soldiers-on-front-lines-connected-with-lync.aspx