Microsoft Release CU2 for Lync 2013

Microsoft have released a cumulative update two for Lync 2013. This update includes four new features which are designed to improve your overall Lync experience: Embedded Images – the ability to add images to any 1:1 Lync conversation Meetings View – the ability to see your day’s upcoming meetings right in your Lync client IM Mute – the ability to disable IM during a Lync Meeting, allowing for greater control Q&A Manager – the ability to manage formal Q&A in your Lync Meetings Two features in particular, Q&A Manager and IM Mute, will be especially helpful in more structured meetings, where the presenter wishes to maintain control over the presentation flow. By controlling when and how participants may use the IM conversation window and Q&A Manager, the presenter can ensure that meeting content is the primary focus of the Lync meeting. IM Mute enables Lync Meeting organizers and/or presenters to: Disable the conversation (IM) window when the Lync meeting is scheduled Manage when participants can view or contribute to the meeting conversation Maintain greater control over meeting flow and attendee participation Q&A Manager is helpful whether a meeting has one or multiple presenters. For example: A single presenter may use tabs within the content stage area to switch between application sharing or an uploaded presentation and the Q&A Manager. When co-presenters are available, one may focus on presenting content, while one or more of the others monitor and reply to incoming questions in the Q&A Manager...

Lync Room System for Microsoft Lync – Demos Available

Four vendors were invited to collaborate with Microsoft to launch a Lync Room System to integrate with Lync 2013 – Polycom, Lifesize (a division of Logitech), SMART Technologies, and Crestron. Lifesize made the decision not to launch their LRS1000 system. At 1plex we are able to offer you the opportunity to try out two of the offerings by booking a demonstration meeting with us. We can provide demos for the following Lync Room Systems: SMART Room System for Microsoft Lync Crestron Room System for Microsoft Lync Please get in contact with us to arrange a demonstration or to discuss your...

Polycom Release HDX Support Update for Lync 2013

Polycom have released support for Lync 2013 on their HDX room based video conference systems. At 1plex we have a Polycom HDX 7000 unit which has been upgraded to include the HDX update version 3.1.2. At 1plex we like the changes. The HDX 7000 is available for demo purposes if you would like to see it in action. Please contact us for more information or to arrange a demonstration...