August 24, 2013
Microsoft Lync Solution News Week in Review
By Jacqueline Lee
It was a mild weather week across the U.S., but the ticker in the the Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync Solutions News community was just as hot as ever. Let's take a look at this week's top stories.
If you have an Outlook.com account, then you now Skype (News - Alert) capability. Open an inbox message and hover your cursor over the contact's name. You'll see a video camera icon that, when you click it, will Skype your connection.
The new capability is nice, but the introduction didn't go so well. When Microsoft attempted to roll out the product over the weekend, Outlook.com crashed for three days. Microsoft blamed the outage on an Exchange Activesync cache.
Also this week, Microsoft released an update of Lync 2013 to improve stability and performance. Users had reported that when they brought their computers out of sleep mode, Lync performed so sluggishly that they were almost unable to use it.
Microsoft's update addressed fixes for both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Lync 2013. Users can check the "Options" menu, click "Help" and then click "About Microsoft Lync" to verify that update 15.0.4517.1504 is installed. If prior updates were missed, then downloading the August update will bring everything up-to-date.
In other news, International Airlines Group (IAG), which controls British Airways and Iberia, deployed Office 365 to enable virtual collaboration and better business communications for its employees. IAG CIO Nigel Underwood said that the company adopted Office 365 mainly to gives its employees more freedom to work from any location.
Finally, ITAZ Technologies released Version Nine of its SOHODOX document management system, which added capability for Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition 2012. Now, users have more robust search, viewing and printing capabilities when they're accessing documents online. ITAZ also expects that future versions of SOHODOX will enable easy document migration to newer versions of SQL Server Express.
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