Microsoft demos video calls between Skype and Lync, coming ‘in a few months’

Updated at 9:50 a.m. with more details. Microsoft today demonstrated the upcoming ability for users of Skype and Lync to make video calls to each other, part of a broader effort to bridge the company’s consumer and business communications systems. Lync is a billion-dollar business inside Microsoft already, but the additional connection to Skype promises… Read More


Microsoft connecting Skype to Lync for business users

One of the big questions when Microsoft acquired Skype for $8.5 billion was what would happen to Lync, the Redmond company’s unified communication service for companies. This morning, Microsoft delivered at least a partial answer, announcing plans to connect Skype with Lync for instant-messaging, voice calls and presence information. The connection will be available to… Read More


Video: A glimpse inside Microsoft’s high-tech Global Security Operations Center

On the Microsoft campus this week, hundreds of law enforcement and public safety officials are gathering for the company’s Worldwide Public Safety Symposium. The event includes a chance to check out Microsoft’s Global Security Operations Center, one of three facilities around the world that coordinate the safety and security of the company’s facilities, and more… Read More


Microsoft Lync apps now available for iPhone and iPad

Microsoft’s Lync product group today rounded out its lineup of mobile apps with the release of apps for iPhone and iPad, bringing a core component of business communications lineup to the Apple devices. Lync was also recently made available for Google Android and Microsoft’s Windows Phone. The mobile apps offer instant messaging, audio conferencing, and… Read More