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    7 low-cost videoconferencing services: Which is best for your meeting?

    Posted December 19, 2012 - 8:35 am

    Remote colleagues and friends are the norm today. We look at 7 online services that help you keep in touch.
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    Microsoft Lync 2010: Unified communications comes of age

    Posted April 20, 2011 - 11:27 am

    Every once in a very long while, I get to review a product that strikes me as a stepping stone toward the future. Microsoft Lync 2010 combines instant messaging, VoIP calling, live meetings, and videoconferencing, but it's more than the sum of these parts. Although Lync integrates with almost any PBX, it puts the PC at the center of communications so effectively that it could send your current phone system packing.
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    Review: Microsoft Lync 2010 puts the "U" in UC

    Posted November 29, 2010 - 1:02 pm

    Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 R2, which was released in early 2009, does a credible job of providing presence awareness, instant messaging, conferencing and voice capabilities. Still, these services aren't always integrated, and thus aren't easily managed by IT staff. For end users, the lack of integration means maintaining various sets of contacts and working differently depending on the application.

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