Microsoft Planning Lync-Kinect Integration

Play hard, work hard? That might be close to Microsoft’s thinking when it comes to Kinect, the company’s motion-capture gaming technology that looks to be a big seller this holiday season. Now, Microsoft is integrating Kinect with Lync, the company’s unified communications offering.

At last week’s rollout of the Lync Server 2010 in New York, a Microsoft executive tipped his hand that the company is looking to bridge the capabilities of the two products in a video integration. VoIP Planet takes a look.

Kinect, Microsoft’s new gesture-driven game controller, has been on store shelves for only a few weeks, but the company says it is already working to put it to work for business computing as well — and first up will be integrating it with Microsoft Lync.

The disclosure came during a keynote speech at the launch of Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Lync Server 2010 — the replacement for Office Communications Server — in New York on Wednesday.

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Microsoft: ‘Video Kinect’ to Tie Gesture UI to Lync

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