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Matt Landis’ Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 Notes

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I will post my news, notes and observations about all things UC that peak my interest at WPC14. This post will be updated as we go. You can bookmark http://bit.ly/mattwpc14

My Notes Out of WPC New On Top

  • 7/15 – Microsoft Announced End-Of-Life for Lync Hosting Pack Version 2 (Based on Lync Server 2013) at WPC 2014. Will be supported up to 2018 More Details
  • 7/15 – Cisco & Microsoft Announce Multi-Year, WorldWide Sales & Channel Program for Infrastructure click here
    • No mention of Lync or UC in this article, but previously Cisco has noted 2 way video content sharing on the way. Good to see! click here
  • 7/15 – Guys at Verapresence.com Combine Power of RaspberryPi and Lync UCWA to show Conceptual Possibilities with Lync Web API’s in What they are calling PiLync

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  • 7/15 – Microsoft Notes Meteoritic Rise of Lync via @RunaM_Westcon
    • 40Q’s double digit revenue growth
    • #1 Enterprise Voice lines shipped
    • 60% Enterprise deployments
  • FY15 Areas of Content Investments for Lync via @WestconUC

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  • 7/15 – Attendant Pro for Lync Get’s Full Exchange Calendar Integration & Partner Program
  • 7/15 – snom Makes RC Firmware 8.8.3.18 Available to Partners (click here, behind password) which brings
    • Features
      • BTOE
      • Server side conferencing
      • click to join conferencing
      • Exchange Calendar Integration
      • Contact Photos
      • Busy on Busy/Callback on busy
      • UI Enhancement
      • 802.1x authentication support
    • See my video review of these features from LyncConf14 click here
  • 7/15 – Polycom’s UCS 5.1.1 now available for Lync Qualified devices and supports sidecar
    • Here is Download page click here
    • Here is my VVX Color Expansion module review from 3/2014 click here
  • 7/11 – Audiocodes OneBox 365

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  • 7/9 - Among the various cool things Polycom is slated to show off at WPC is “Polycom CX300 II” which peaks my curiosity: Typo or updates to CX300? click here
    • Not a Typo according to @adamjacobs. It is a newer rev. of CX300
    • my unofficial sources say CX300 II is getting some “minor cosmetic changes”. This may include loosing the distinctive Lync presence light.
    • 7/14 - Thanks to @adamjacobs Below is the Polycom CX300 R2 with changes
      • new Polycom logo
      • self Presence indicator removed

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Polycom Press Release

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