Productivity virtually depends on the right tools
It’s no secret that workplaces are changing. Teams are more distributed. Yet, despite organizations’ technology investments, users struggle to stay connected with colleagues and the business. Slow innovation in traditional technologies such as telephony forces users to choose other modes for collaboration and communication. This makes it more challenging for IT professionals to deliver new capabilities in an integrated, cost-effective, and secure manner. Hosted Lync 2013 solves this problem.
IM and Presence
Rich presence and instant messaging capabilities in Lync Server 2013 help workers find and communicate with one another efficiently and effectively. Integration with familiar Microsoft Office productivity tools and Microsoft SharePoint makes Instant Messaging (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 2013 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 2013, 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 2013 client, accessible on demand and in the context of a typical workflow. For example, without switching applications, users can escalate a simple Instant Messaging (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 2013 client, Lync Server 2013 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.