I recently heard Microsoft Lync described as “like MSN but for Business”. This is in essence, true but its capability is so much more than just instant messaging friends.
The Business Space venues have all been enabled with Lync, which will soon become ‘Skype for Business’ and is a free service which we can offer our clients alongside our video conferencing service. Clients such as Worldwide Financial Planning and Cornwall Council have both used the system for training and web conferencing events.
What are the benefits?
- Instant messaging. If you’re contact is online and an email or phone call won’t suffice/isn’t necessary, then a quick instant message could do the job
- Video calling & recording – the person you are calling on the other end doesn’t need to have Lync, they can use Skype or just go through their web browser. There is no limit to the amount of people you can add into the video call via Lync. The session can be recorded and saved onto your desktop as an MP4 file for sharing or saving elsewhere at a later date
- Online meetings. You are able to share presentations as well as your desktop, create polls and create an online whiteboard
- Integration with Microsoft Outlook – you are able to create, diarise and invite others using your Outlook account. Both of you are sent a link to click once the meeting starts to join the Lync chat or video call
What do I need?
Nothing. The Business Spaces are fully equipped with speakers, microphone, wide angle webcam and a tripod.
Want to know more? Take a look at this handy ‘How to’ video on YouTube
If you have a meeting with someone from John O’Groats and want to give Lync a trial, contact one of the Business Space team on 01872 265 681 or email email@example.com.