IM and Presence
Rich presence and instant messaging capabilities in Lync Server 2010 help workers find and communicate with one another efficiently and effectively. Integration with familiar Microsoft Office productivity tools and Microsoft SharePoint makes IM and presence a natural part of everyday workflow, enhancing collaboration while making knowledge and expertise inside the organization readily accessible to all users.
The Lync Server 2010 Group Chat console allows groups of users to participate in ongoing discussions. The history of the conversation is constantly maintained so that teams in different locations and departments can review discussions – even, when users are online at different times. Group Chat enhances team communication and enables geographically distributed teams to work together efficiently.
With Unified Conferencing in Lync Server 2010, users can collaborate, share information, and coordinate their efforts in real time. Audio, video, and sharing of documents, desktops, and applications are incorporated into the easy-to-use Lync 2010 client, accessible on demand and in the context of a typical workflow. For example, without switching applications, users can escalate a simple IM discussion to a multi-party application sharing session with voice and even video. All parties can see and edit presentations, documents, and other content without a single eMail exchange.
Application and document sharing
By integrating traditional application and document sharing into the streamlined Lync 2010 client, Lync Server 2010 delivers a highly accessible and reliable tool that virtually everyone can use. Combined with audio or video conferencing, the result is a highly immersive and collaborative session that is simple to facilitate.