Well it appears that Lync 2010 (A.K.A. – new OCS product) has finally hit the RTM phase of it’s life cycle. I can’t wait to download the final bits and test it in a lab environment along side a Exchange 2010 server with Office 2010 clients!
What IS Lync anyway? The home Lync site describes it as..
"Microsoft Lync Server 2010 delivers complete presence, instant
messaging, conferencing and enterprise voice capabilities through a
single, easy-to-use interface that is consistent across PC, browser, and
mobile device. Administrators benefit from a single, consistent
management infrastructure, new capabilities to increase availability,
and interoperability with existing systems"
The announcement and the prodcut is also descibed on the Microsoft Unified Communications team blog
Sound interested? enterprise VOIP / IM and more? Don’t want to pay for the infrasturcture to support it? Have you checked out the Office365 suite yet?