“It looks like, in true Microsoft tradition, the third time is the charm. The new Lync Server 2010 unified communication server is not merely a relabeling of the previous Office Communications Server lineup — it’s real step forward in Microsoft’s communication product line,” writes InfoWorld’s J. Peter Bruzzese.
“To me, the first version of Exchange 2000 that provided an in-house corporate instant messaging feature was pure genius. Microsoft pulled that feature in Exchange 2003 and started down a path that has led us to the Office Communications Server lineup of servers and apps. But it was very complex to deploy, making it a less than satisfying product. Now comes Lync Server 2010,” Bruzzese writes.
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Microsoft Lync 2010: Finally, a communications server worth the effort