Matt Landis’ Lync Conference 2014 Notes


I’m at LyncConf14 and looking forward to meeting a lot of you!

Whether you are able to make it to Lync Conference 2014 or not, I will be “reporting live” from sessions and expo floor on new products, announcements and interesting tidbits I uncover. Follow for stuff “as it happens” and monitor this page for my end of day summary, photos and videos. (you can think of it as getting to look over my shoulder at my conference notes!)

Announcements and News

Pre-Conference/ Monday 2/17

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Vytru Room Video Conference (more features than LRS): click here BLync: “clientless, remote presence display” via UCWA  click here See @lyncdialg’s Details Here; Video Demo Click Here Keynote will stream at Tues, 9am Pacific Time
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Lync Attendant Pro Beta Program Announced click here

Lync MVP’s by Region via @jdscher click here

VIDEO: snom UC Edition BTOE, Meeting Join w/Roster, 802.1x, Photos Schedule for Q2 2014 click here
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Busylight Lync plugin reroutes 2nd call (if you're already in a call) to destination for unanswered calls (BETA) click here

Interesting “Behind the scenes of the Keynote” by Tim Woo: click here

The Big Screen @ LyncConf14 Tweet Wall Available on Web: Http://

Tues Feb 18

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Keynote: Lync Mobile Coming to Android tablets this summer, Lync Online to get PSTN/Large Meetings this year, Lync <-> Skype Video “in a couple months”, Tandberg VTC a role in Lync Server vNext: Recording: click here Keynote: "The era of Universal Communications is here" --Gurdeep Singh Pall VIDEO: Mark Weigleib, snom Enterprise Voice Shows New Features coming to snom 7xx Series Summer 2014: Adhoc Meeting Initiate, 1 Click Meeting Join w/Roster, Contact Images from AD.
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VIDEO: How Long Can Ken Lasko Go Without Mentioning the Lync Dialing Rule Optimizer? VIDEO: Look at Spectralink Pivot on Exhibit Floor: Android WIFI Phone click here SQL AlwaysOn Support coming to Lync Server

Other excellent Keynote recaps:

Wed Feb 19

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VIDEO: Ran Invar CTO @ Audiocodes Demo’s 440HD IP Phone Better Together over Ethernet and Unique LCD Buttons click here Mitel Developments: Coming: Mitel Branded Lync Phone Edition & Lync Attendant Console (60days). Mitel Lync Products will have separate channel. click here Albert Kooiman Demo’s Voice/Video “Lync client” in the HTML5 Browser via what is informally called “JLync”, likely to be called UCJA; Will Arrive With a Lync Server CU, Will Not Need to Wait Till v.Next; click here
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Play LyncConf14 Trivia: Just send an IM to VIDEO: Demonstration of BusyLight Busy-on-Busy, Answer Hotkey, Select & Dial functionality click here VIDEO: Patrice, Programmer @ BLync Demo’s New UCWA Powered Remote Presence: click here

Thu Feb 20

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VIDEO:  Siva Nissan (Logitech)
and I take a look at the Logitech cc3000e click here
VIDEO: Plantronics Intro’s Lync and Smart Wearable Device. Functionality coming as software update. PR: click here Video: click here snom Brings Native, In-Band Setting Provisioning to UC Edition: click here
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Comparison of LRS from Smart’s Perspective: click here Microsoft Compare: click here Polycom was showing the CX5100 click here Dell Shows Prototype of Lync Optimized Monitor w/Integrated Camera and Audio: click here

Post Conference Thoughts/Stats

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Lync MVP Ruben Nauwelaer: #LyncConf14 Takeaways Interview @rnauwelaers: click here Lync MVP Shane Hoey: #LyncConf14 Takeaways Interview @shanehoey: click here @lyncdialog Jonathan McKinney, Lync MVP Conference Write-up click here
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Wrap Up Blog By Lync Team Click Here Greig in Sydney Conference Highlights Click Here Alan Percy Audiocodes Highlights: Click Here
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..Other favorite memory of LyncConf14: The Las Vegas taxi driver asking me, "So, Microsoft ... Is that a big company? What do they do?" Click Here Powershell To Download #LyncConf14 Video Sessiosn By Tom Arbuthnot will greatly help you download (attendee login required): Click Here LyncConf14 HashTag Stats: ~10K Tweets in last 30 Days: Click Here

Other UC News

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Feb-16 @dontcallmeDOM Notes: “Apple just joined the WebRTC Working Group click here Commentary: click here Avaya Down 6.6% Year over Year According to UC Analyst @tbanting click here Facebook Purchases WhatsApp for $19Billion click here
WhatsApp to Get PSTN Calling “in Months”: click here    


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