Microsoft Lync Launch Recap

If you missed todays official Microsoft Lync Launch event, here is a recap of the highlights:

Lync will be Generally Available on Dec 1, 2010 in  38 languages in 150 countries around the world.
Bill Gates made an special appearance over high definition video.  He referred to Lync as being the most important productivity tool for the [...]

OCS Renamed to “Microsoft Lync” & Public Release Candidate Available

Introducing….

Some significant announcements today – the next release of OCS, Microsoft Communications Server “14” (aka ‘Communications Server 2010’), and the associated client software (e.g. Office Communicator, Live Meeting, etc…) have all been re-branded under the name “Microsoft Lync”.

The official Microsoft press release can be viewed here: Microsoft Lync: A New Name for a New Generation [...]

Noteworthy Updates: SQL 2008 R2 Support, CU6, & Communications Server 2010

Three recent OCS developments you should be aware of:

1] Communications Server 2007 R2 Does Not Support Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

An official statement was released regarding OCS 2007 R2 not supporting SQL Server 2008 R2 for the back-end database. The primary reason is that OCS 2007 R2 hasn’t been tested with SQL Server 2008 R2 [...]