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Skype connectivity and Lync applications

Posted: April 29th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Lync Development | Tags: | 1 Comment »

Earlier this year, at the Lync Conference, Microsoft announced (and demonstrated) the new connectivity between Lync and Skype, to be fully operational in June of this year. Skype and Lync users will be able to see one another’s presence, and IM and call one another. Video calling between Lync and Skype users will follow sometime later. There’s been a lot of interest in Skype connectivity, along with some questions about what the applications will be. In my mind, a big part of the value of Skype connectivity to Lync lies in the potential for opening up Lync applications – IVR systems, auto-attendants, contact centers, and the like – to the public via the Skype network. Continue reading “Skype connectivity and Lync applications” »