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February 11, 2015

Webinar - Next Steps for Optimizing Microsoft Lync Deployments

For several years industry analysts have been pointing to the potential of Microsoft Lync to become a dominant unified communications (UC) and collaboration solution for enterprises.  And, as a recent survey by InfoTrak points out Lync in fact is getting significant market traction. The researchers found that  currently, 72 percent of the participating U.S. enterprises and companies with 500+ employees said they are either conducting or have completed trials of Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync.

The findings represent a dramatic increase compared to the previous year and the momentum is expected to continue as organizations not just evaluate but deploy Lync and soon Skype (News - Alert) for Business for their voice and video UC solution. 

However, while Lync, and its ability to enhance real-time multiple media interactions is maturing at an accelerating pace, optimizing its deployment and use is not without some challenges.  For example, it creates an exponentially increasing demand on network resources and simultaneously increases user’s expectations of having seamless and high quality experiences.  In addition, Lync’s native encryption of signaling and media (for security purposes) presents unique challenges.

As the market uptake of Lync solutions demonstrates, there is a pressing need to make sure deployments are done properly including integration with other critical enterprise solutions both legacy and new ones.

Assuring that your enterprise Lync deployments meet or exceed expectations, i.e., getting the next steps for deployment right, is the subject of a timely and insightful webinar, Taking Your Lync UC Experience to the Next Level, to be held Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:00 PM EST / 9:00 AM PST . You are invited to join me and Tom Tuttle, Vice President, Microsoft Practice, Nector, as we explore key Lync deployment challenges.  These include the aforementioned need to closely monitor network resources, overcoming the requirement of network professionals to manually identify problems and detect their root causes and eliminating the issue of post-call average data monitoring of the Lync Quality of Experience (QoE) database.

The good news as will be detailed is that the solution to these issues lies in the tight integration with Lync services that captures all the data responsible for identifying and resolving the root cause behind Lync-specific UC problems. Tuttle will explain some of the most common voice, video and data traffic issues that Lync customers may experience and present some of the keys to success for the most optimized Lync UC experience, as well as some real world deployment results.

If you are a Microsoft Lync user, or Lync is in your future, this is a unique opportunity to learn more about how to make your Lync deployment provide the maximum value you seek, and have your questions answered as to the best next steps. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle