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    MS Lync

    Tried a search but its broken, so apologies if there's another Lync thread i've not spotted.

    Anyone else installed (or upgraded from OCS)?
    We had a small pilot running last year which worked well, and integrated enterprise voice over the summer.
    So much simpler to use than the old meridian/nortal system we had.

    The head perfromed a job interview with an applicant in Spain and it worked well. Vocemail/UM features working well.
    Federation is a doddle and works really well.

    I dont think I could go back to using a standard 'old style' phone system.

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    Is lync included in the EES agreement or is there extra licensing / CALS required?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Is lync included in the EES agreement or is there extra licensing / CALS required?
    For staff its included in the ees agreement.
    if you go enterprise voice, you need to add that as a plus cal (ours was £4.06 per staff member)

    If we move pupils to office 365 we dont have to pay for their exchange external access and we could offer them lync at 0 cost (have staff onsite, pupils offsite)

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    new Lync clients for WM and android are very slick. Just waiting on iPhone, iPad, Nokia symbian and BBerry clients.
    No VOIP or video (yet?) but very slick.

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    Is there much between OCS and the new Lync software, it is something I don't know too much about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewL View Post
    Is there much between OCS and the new Lync software, it is something I don't know too much about.
    OCS wasnt a PBX replacement. Lync is.
    We've been running it for almost a year now (summer '11 install). The feature that high on the 'what do i need that for' list, was presence. Now when you ask staff what they like most, you guessed it, is presence!

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