Microsoft Unified Communications and the Mobile Office

April 24, 2013   //   Unified Communications, , , , ,

User mobility has taken root in contemporary culture and affected the way billions of people work and communicate. Central to the mobility movement is the need or desire to improve efficiency, and create opportunity for dynamic moments to occur. Modern business tools such as email and conferencing services have played key roles in transitioning to an extended or mobile office world. Next generation tools such as Microsoft Lync 2013 can transform a PC, tablet or smartphone into a comprehensive communication device that extends the corporate experience to any location, with VOIP, Video Conferencing, Persistent Chartrooms and Instant Messaging.

From home, a coffee shop, at the airport or a hotel, Lync 2013 enables the workforce to remain productive and in touch without the need for a VPN. With simplified Lync Meetings, users from multiple locations can collaborate in real time with audio and video. They also have the ability to upload PowerPoint presentations to share as well as other documents, and can chat either one on one or with the group.

These technologies have also been extended to mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. Lync 2013 Mobile Clients are now available for iOS, Android, and Windows 8 platforms. In 2013, joining conferences from mobile devices is an easy, smooth and intuitive experience. Perhaps the most anticipated feature of the Lync 2013 Mobile Client has been the ability to make VOIP and video calls from you device with either a Wi-Fi or cellular signal. Microsoft Unified Communications platform has created a mobile office world of endless possibilities!

If you’d like assistance planning your path and preparing for your Lync 2013, please join us for our next Unified Communications event.

To learn more about Microsoft Lync 2013, please read a few of our recent blogs:
New Microsoft Lync 2013 Server Features
Microsoft Lync 2013 Resiliency Enhancements