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Microsoft Lync 2013 Overview

Microsoft Lync ushers in a new connected user experience transforming every communication into an interaction that is more collaborative, engaging, and accessible from anywhere. For IT, the benefits are equally powerful, with a highly secure and reliable system that works with existing tools and systems for easier management, lower cost of ownership, smoother deployment and migration, and greater choice and flexibility.

Products available in the Microsoft Lync 2013 range

 

Microsoft Lync 2013

Microsoft
Lync 2013
is a communications client that works in conjunction with Lync Server
and Lync Online. Users can talk to each other using instant messaging (IM),
voice, or video and can switch back and forth between modes. Presence
indicators indicate a contact's availability and appear both in the programme
and across Office applications like Outlook.

 

Microsoft Lync Server 2013

Microsoft
Lync Server 2013
is a real-time communications server. It supports instant
messaging (IM), presence information, web conferencing, and telephony, all
through an office's existing communications infrastructure. Lync Server's
client applications are Lync and Lync Web App.

 

Device Client Access Licences (CALs)

Device CALs allow one computer to access the capabilities of Microsoft Lync Server 2013 regardless of the number of users. This is particularly useful on a shared computer. Each user or device that accesses the IM, presence, or PC-to-PC audio and video communications capabilities of Microsoft Lync Server must have a client access licence (CAL).

Microsoft Lync Server Enterprise Device CAL can be used only in
conjunction with a Lync Server Standard device CAL. It authorizes one computer
or other device to access additional features in Lync Server, regardless of the
number of users (for example, on a shared workstation).

Microsoft Lync Server Plus Device CAL can be used only in
conjunction with a Lync Server Standard device CAL. It authorizes one computer
or other device to access enterprise telephony features in Lync Server,
regardless of the number of users (for example, on a shared workstation).

Microsoft Lync Server Standard Device CAL authorizes one computer
or other device to access Lync Server regardless of the number of users (for
example, on a shared workstation).

Microsoft Lync Server Device CAL Suite includes all three Microsoft Lync Server Device CALs, enabling all features in Microsoft Lync 2013.

 

User Client Access Licences (CALs)

User CALs allow one user to access the capabilities of Microsoft Lync Server 2013 on any number of computers or other devices. This is particularly useful when an employee accesses the server from a computer at work and another at home.

Microsoft Lync Server Enterprise User CAL can be used only in
conjunction with a Lync Server Standard user CAL. It authorizes one user to
access additional features in Lync Server on any number of computers or other
devices.

Microsoft Lync Server Plus User CAL  can be used only in
conjunction with a Lync Server Standard user CAL. It authorizes one user to
access enterprise telephony features in Lync Server on any number of computers
or other devices.


Microsoft Lync Server Standard User CAL authorizes one user to
access Lync Server from any device. For example, an employee might access the
server from a computer at work and another at home.

Microsoft Lync Server User CAL Suite includes all three Microsoft Lync Server User CALs, enabling all features in Microsoft Lync 2013.

 

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