Connecting people in new ways, anytime, anywhere with the power of software, Communications Server “14″ or more commonly Wave 14, is now officially re-branded to Microsoft Lync 2010 which aims to unify, “link” and “sync” the various ‘OCS’ products and services together.
This major release brings together Enterprise Voice, instant messaging and web, audio and video conferencing all within the same end user experience (Lync Client 2010) and server infrastructure (Lync Server 2010). Other products in the family include Lync Online (service) and Lync Web App (web client).
And now the good news all of you have been waiting impatiently for - you can join in the excitement to witness this big product transformation and put Microsoft Lync 2010 Release Candidate (RC) to the test. Starting Monday 13 Sep 2010, the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 RC* is officially available for public download.
Go grab your free Microsoft Lync Server 2010 RC test bits (x64 US English) today. The download includes both the Enterprise and Standard Editions plus the Microsoft Lync 2010 client (32- and 64- bits). Both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are supported. Note that the RC version (7457.0) will expire on 20 Feb 2011.
- Microsoft Lync: A New Name for a New Generation of Unified Communications Solutions
- Introducing Microsoft Lync, the next OCS!
- Lync Server 2010 PowerShell blog
- Microsoft Lync Official Site
- An Administrator’s First Look at PowerShell in Communications Server “14″
* no public beta / refresh download available previously
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