Lync: Better than OCS, but Not In a Class by Itself
Analysts opine that Lync has caught Microsoft up to major UC competitors, but not left them in the dust.
"Despite the name change and hype around its dramatic release candidate and RTM version, the net significance of Microsoft's Lync 2010 release is that it brings the company's unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) platform up to par in some areas with competitors though it doesn't slingshot past them, experts say," writes Network World's Tim Greene.
" In particular, additions of VoIP features such as support for E911, better call control and survivable branch infrastructure fill gaps that existed in Lync's predecessor, Office Communications Server," Greene writes.
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Microsoft's Lync fills gaps in VoIP