Microsoft Lync Overview


Microsoft Lync is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform. Lync connects people everywhere, on Windows 8 and other operating systems including mobile devices, as part of their everyday productivity experience. Lync provides our customers a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, video and a great meeting experience.   Many of our customers appreciate that Lync users can connect to anyone on Skype, enabling rich communication with hundreds of millions of people around the world.

How it works

Work Anywhere

Lync allows our customers to communicate securely and stay connected with colleagues and their customers, from virtually wherever they chose to work.

Lync across Devices

Our customers’ employees can switch among devices as they choose based on their needs. Lync offers familiar and consistent user experience across PC, phone, browser and tablets.

Connected Experiences

Lync connects millions of people, their communications and the applications they use every day – together. This is particularly helpful to our customers as many have national as well as global employees and customers.  Multiparty HD video conferencing brings life and expression to Lync Meetings.  This is a useful feature because road warriors feel more engaged in meetings.

Simpler to Manage

Lync is a dependable platform for all real-time communications. A single system reduces complexity in Enterprise IT.  This allows our customers to remain focused on doing business and not worrying about their infrastructure.

Deployment Flexibility

ConQuest Technology Services allows customers who are using Lync to reach their vision of unified communications – on their timeline following their specific blueprint.

Lync Server Features

Lync Unified Client

Lync 2013 provides a single,   unified client for real-time communications, including voice and video calls,   Lync Meetings, presence, instant messaging, and persistent chat. Having a   single UC client application instead of multiple applications simplifies   deployment, adoption, and support.

Lync Windows 8 App

Lync is optimized for touch on   Windows 8 (both x86-based Windows8 and Windows RT) and takes advantage of   Windows 8 “touch first” capabilities to provide fast, natural,   hands-on control of communications across a variety of devices and architectures.  

Lync Web App

The Lync Web App allows PC and   Mac users to join a Lync Meeting from within an HTML5-based browser, and   delivers a full Lync meeting experience, including multiparty HD video, voice   over IP, instant messaging, desktop, application, and PowerPoint sharing.

Lync Mobile Clients

Lync Mobile Clients are   available for Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Single Click Conference Join

Joining a Lync Meeting   requires only a single click or touch, whether from an Outlook meeting   reminder on a Windows PC or from the calendar or meeting pane on Windows   Phone, iOS, and Android devices.


See the availability status of   a contact with visual presence indicators. New presence states include:   Presenter (while laptop is connected to a projector) and Working Elsewhere   (to indicate physically out of the office yet working).

Contact Card

A dynamic card that displays a   contact’s high resolution photo, their presence, status note, location and   organizational details and is consistent across Microsoft Office   applications.

Lync Meeting

Previously known as   “online meeting”, Lync Meetings provide capabilities to interact   with people through multiparty HD video, audio, instant messaging, and   content sharing.

Meeting View

Meeting View options are   designed to bring content and people together while optimizing the Lync   Meeting experience for every individual participant’s needs. The Meeting View   is selected by the participant.

Multiparty HD Video Gallery

Continuous view of multiple HD   video streams or contact card photos in conference displayed in a gallery   format. Photos replace active speaker video when video is unavailable.   Gallery controls enable participants to select video stream of interest, see   participant name and identify active speakers.

Persistent Chat

Organize or participate in   topic based virtual rooms where workgroups or designated colleagues meet and   collaborate in real-time. Discussions are searchable and persist over time   enabling efficient information sharing.

OneNote Share

OneNote Share allows users to   create and share OneNote digital meeting notes within a Lync Meeting,   reducing possible errors caused by later transcription and simplifying   communication and follow-up.

Exchange Archiving

Using the Exchange Online   archiving, you can store all you emails, instant messages and Lync Online   meeting contents, then easily search them using Exchange e-Discovery   compliance.

Lync Federation

Lync Federation extends   unified communications securely over the Internet to customers, suppliers,   and partners using Lync.

Skype Connectivity

Skype Connectivity enables   presence sharing, instant messaging (IM), and voice calling with the hundreds   of millions of people around the world who use Skype.

Server Role Consolidation

Lync can reduce the number of   server roles by co-locating roles which were previously deployed or managed   separately, allowing for simplified deployment and management.

Scale and High Availability   Improvements

Lync Server front-end   architecture has been redesigned allowing a larger number of active users in   one pool while improving high availability capabilities that can help lower   total cost of ownership.

Active Monitoring

Active Monitoring gives Lync   administrators the ability to monitor pools, servers, networks across   different datacenters through the public internet.


More and more of our customers are looking for solutions that allow them to connect anytime, from anywhere and most importantly using any device.  Today everyone has their own personal choice of mobile devices – with Lync our customers can meet their business needs and provide alternatives to their employees that enable them to stay connected and productive.


Tom Sullivan

Director of Sales

ConQuest Technology Services


About ConQuest Technology Services
Director of Channels and Marketing At ConQuest Technology Services, we provide our customers with solutions and services allowing organizations to develop short-and long term IT strategies and deploy them at their own pace. Whether deploying collaboration tools for the first time, seeking to use existing investments, or supplementing existing solutions with specific collaboration products, ConQuest Technology Services is here to support enterprises invest wisely to dramatically improve collaboration and accelerate growth. KEY FACTS ABOUT CONQUEST Headquarters: 4675 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite 302 Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-374-8788 • Microsoft Gold Partner for 10+ years • Awarded CRN’s Next-Gen 250 - recognized as a solution provider with a new approach to client support (2013) • Microsoft Partner of the Year – Voice Deployment Built On Microsoft® Lync (2012) • Microsoft Partner of the Year – Best Communication Solutions (2011) • Microsoft’s go-to partner for UC and Cloud technologies in South-east USA Conquest Technology Services : • Offers Business Consulting to help develop cost-effective deployment plans, defining ROI benefits, and cost of ownership for On-Prem, Cloud and Hybrid technology solutions • Builds IT Infrastructure in the cloud to deliver secure infrastructure, storage & backup, protected BYOD mobility solutions and communications-linked business applications providing data/voice/video. • Provides managed services to provide secure, scalable IT environments to support our clients business needs. For more information please visit or call 305-374-8788.

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