Its been a couple of weeks now since Lync RTM’d and i cant help but think how the face of things are going to change.

 

i read a blog post the other day from www.aidanfinn.com about Millennials and it got me thinking.

 

it is true most senior IT Pros are aware of the new social media engines and web 2.0 which drive the life style of the “Millennials” and of course many of us to Smile

 

but we still like to keep control and in an enterprise environment control is definitely key to ensure we dont have nasty litigations etc… on our hands!

So…. when you look at a business now look at the age profile of the people in charge and think…. do they have children and what age would they be!

Most of them will be in the age bracket that going away for long weeks and traveling for a year will be common place and how do they keep in touch with back home…….. you got it SKYPE/ FACEBOOK / MSN etc…

The true days of the desk jockey who wants a keypad to punch are numbered in my opinion and this is were i think Lync will gain adoption in the enterprise, it’s feel is very similar to the Social media engines and can also federate to some of these services as well and integrate in various other ways… and not to mention most “execs” are used to driving this experience in a slightly different setting on there home PC (trust me if my dad can do it!)

And best of all we get to keep control of the system because Lync is an enterprise ready technology with all those security features / auditing capabilities all there to keep the it admin at peace.

and finally not to mention it is a kick ass enterprise voice solution Smile with tongue out with the ability to connect directly to sip trunk providers and give you massive call cost saving and line rental saving

but dont take my word for it try it out www.microsoft.com/lync

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