Lync-Skype connectivity available today

by Volker Weber

We are thrilled to announce the availability of Lync-Skype connectivity for Lync customers around the world. This marks our first important step in extending Lync’s unified communications capabilities to the hundreds of millions of people who use Skype. This combination enables Lync customers to take advantage of the global reach of Skype to connect and collaborate with suppliers, customers, and partners while relying on the enterprise richness of Lync. This initial set of features includes:

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With Google having kicked Jabber federation out of the window the Lync-Skype bridge looks like the most attractive combination to make enterprise chat transparent accessible to customers and partners.
I'm curious what the competition has up their sleeves. Personally I find Skype's peer/mesh network architecture quite fascinating.

Stephan H. Wissel, 2013-05-30

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