Microsoft Communications Server Now ‘Lync’

Enterprises are increasingly migrating to an IP-based unified communications infrastructure, and for years, Microsoft has made efforts to be at the forefront of that shift with its Office Communications Server.

Now, with the latest version of the product — which merges tools for VoIP, instant messaging and collaboration — approaching the release stage, Microsoft is seizing the opportunity to recast OCS “14” with a new name, Lync.

Enterprise VoIP Planet has the story.

Microsoft is nearing the official launch of Lync Server 2010, the unified communications product it had previously dubbed Office Communications Server “14,” and which can already boast a number of early adopting customers queued up to put it into service.

Currently at the “release candidate” stage—the final stage of testing before a software product is “released to manufacturing,” also referred to as RTM—Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Lync on Monday received its new name, a nod to what Microsoft officials described as the product’s ability to closely integrate a variety of different IP-based communications technologies.

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Microsoft Inches Ahead with Rebranded ‘Lync’ Unified Communication Server

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