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You’ll be pleased to know we are well underway planning our next series of events. At the moment we are targeting July 2015 with a set of events built around Skype for Busisness.   We hope to have more news to share with you soon!

A Day of Lync 2013 – Agenda

If you are thinking of coming along to see us at one of our events this is our current agenda in a bit more detail… (The agenda will be the same for each day – Q&A and user instigated diversions aside!) Welcome This session is about getting a feel for the areas of interest in the room that can help shape the day so feel free to chip in with questions as we go through. After saying hello we’ll have a quick recap on Lync and cover some of the new functionality Microsoft have added to the product since launch. Architecture overview This session will cover the different server roles and architecture choices behind a Lync deployment from a single server through to full enterprise topology with full resiliency or even your cloud choices with Office 365… Voice / Video integration While Lync out of the box allows for a great voice & video experience chances are you will have already have made investments in voice and video communication systems. This session will talk about how you can leverage those investments by integrating Lync with your existing PBX or in-room VC systems. SRS – Smart Room System with Steljes An overview of the LRS system with a particular focus on the “Smart content” features available in the latest software update for the Smart LRS systems Lunch Well, food and things but we hope to have the LRS available for you to have a one-one demo / Q&A session with Mobility Lync 2013 provides multiple mobile client options, this session will provide an overview of the client functionality & how they connect into your organisation. Better together This session will act as a mixture of best practices and showcasing some additional Lync functionality. We will look to cover at a high level the integration opportunities with SharePoint, Exchange as well...

A Day of Lync 2013 – Announcement

We are very pleased to announce that we have secured sponsorship, dates and venues for our 2014 “A day of Lync” tour…! London  – 31st March 2014 Edinburgh – 4th April 2014 Reading – 9th April 2014 We hope that you will come and join us for a day packed full of content all about Lync 2013 and its ecosystem.   We have carefully crafted the agenda to make sure there is something for everyone and as always are happy to answer specific queries or scenarios as the day progresses so whether you are an IT manager, a systems administrator, a techy or even a project manager you should learn plenty. We are also very pleased this year to be sponsored by Steljes who are the UK resellers for SMART’s Lync Room System which means we will have one of these amazing devices to use and demo throughout the day.   Our aim from the day is that you will learn how to justify, design, deploy, manage and maintain a Lync deployment. The agenda for the day is as follows (have a look at our other post for more detailed session information):   Start End Title 09.00 09.30 Registration & Coffee 09.30 10.30 Welcome / What’s new in Lync 2013 10.30 11.15 Architecture overview 11.15 11.30 Coffee Break 11.30 12.15 Voice and Video integration 12.15 12.45 Smart Room System with Steljes 12.45 13.45 Lunch with an LRS 13.45 14.15 Mobility in Lync 14.15 15.00 Better Together, Lync and the MS Ecosystem 15.00 15.30 Coffee 15.30 16.15 Communication enabled Business process 16.15 17.00 Now you want Lync, how can you build the budget 17.00 Q&A   As with many user groups we’re more than happy to share our (sometimes differing!) opinions on anything Lync or UC related. We do these events because we are a group of enthusiast who love...