Introduction to Microsoft® Lync™ UK CES Communications Conference 2011 What do We Experience Today? Current communications and collaboration experience Source: Ideal Communications and Collaboration Research by Microsoft, 2009 Extension and Clientele Acceptance • Is there acceptance among the groups for both delivery and receiving of programming delivered in this manner? • • • • • There exists a generational divide Transition should begin with technology education There is the willingness factor Internet service to the community Benefits to both sides • Programming is no longer time sensitive • • We can deliver quicker and The client can receive when it is convenience • In Five years this will be a necessity April 18, 2007 New Tools For the Toolbox • New Communication Medias and Program Delivery Medias • • • • • • • • • Podcasts Blogs List serve capabilities Interactive Software, i.e. Centra Webcasts Interactive Publications Video Conferencing Chat Rooms and Forums Interactive information systems i.e. Garden Data.org April 18, 2007 What is driving us to seek new communication tools? Workforce Distribution ▪ Work from dispersed locations: Extension Employees are spread out across Kentucky Lack of Technology Integration ▪ Overwhelmed: Large organizations like Extension often average more than six communications devices and almost five communications applications per employee ▪ Frustrated: Collaboration inefficiencies waste up to 25% of staff time Demand for New Technologies ▪ Mobile phone = New PC: 600 million smart-phones will be used for business in 2011 ▪ Virtual meetings on the rise: Videoconferencing technology could replace 20% of business travel WW Lync Provides a Integrated Experience Users can benefit from a single client experience for IM, voice, video, and data sharing What do you Want Ideal communications and sharing experience Lync Provides a Presence Across Office Applications Common features across Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and SharePoint can help to improve the user experience Contact Card Click to communicate from Microsoft Backstage™ view and review tabs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Lync 2010 works on different platforms Options for those who use Macs, mobile phones, browsers, and other devices Connect with Mac users ▪ “Lync for Mac” Communicate through mobile phones ▪ Lync Mobile, iPhone app, Nokia Reach through the browser ▪ Lync Web App Experience Lync through numerous devices ▪ Polycom, Plantronics, Jabra, Aastra and more… Lync Connects People in Flexible Ways Access Connect messages in real time through across your devices PC, mobile from adevice, familiarorinterface the Web PC Mobile Web Putting Lync to work in UK CES How might Lync be used in our own organization Multi-County program planning between agents Joint meeting from wherever you are Specialist delivered programs to agents/clientele Proofing/sharing documents agent-agent and agent-specialist Staff meetings Online classes Program delivery for clientele Live to different offices/individual locations Recorded presentation to be viewed at any time Communicate with staff within larger offices Using Lync inner-office Clientele visit awareness Task management with staff members Getting Started You already have an account Talk to your District Tech UK Wiki site: http://wiki.uky.edu/lync/Wiki%20Pages/Home.aspx © 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Exchange ActiveSync, Excel, Lync, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, SQL Server, Windows, Windows Live, Windows Mobile, Windows Server, and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.