PSA: AOL and Yahoo! PIC Federation Ends June 30, 2014

June 4, 2014   //   Unified Communications, , , , , ,

For those of you using Microsoft Lync 2013 or 2010 to communicate with AOL or Yahoo! networks using PIC federation, I regret to inform you that this service will no longer be available.

On June 30, 2014, Microsoft will discontinue AOL and Yahoo! PIC federation services for Microsoft Lync. The good news is AOL federation will now be directly supported for Microsoft Lync deployments. You can learn more about AOL provisioning for Microsoft Lync, by checking out the following link: Also, you can check out the following link to learn more about Microsoft Lync public instant messaging connectivity:

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