Matt Landis’ Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 Notes


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

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 Combine Power of RaspberryPi and Lync UCWA to show Conceptual Possibilities with Lync Web API’s in What they are calling PiLync


  • 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


  • 7/15 – Attendant Pro for Lync Get’s Full Exchange Calendar Integration & Partner Program
  • 7/15 – snom Makes RC Firmware 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


  • 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


Polycom Press Release


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