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Enable your applications to communicate with Lync 2013

Microsoft Lync 2013 integrates with Microsoft Office and other existing tools and systems, and provides a scalable, shared infrastructure with a single data store to help you deliver enterprise communication services.

 

Download Lync 2013 as part of the Office Professional Plus 2013 trial

To fully evaluate the new features in Lync Server 2013, you need the Lync 2013 client application which is available in Office Professional Plus 2013.

 

What’s new in Lync 2013

Learn about the new Quick Lync menu, the Favorites group, tabbed conversations, video features, meeting controls, and much more.

 

Introduction to Lync Server 2013

This article illustrates the major feature sets, or workloads, that Lync Server provides for your users.

 

PCWorld: Five reasons Microsoft Lync 2013 matters

Lync 2013 has a variety of benefits that businesses can take advantage of to make internal and external communications more effective and efficient.

 

Lync Online for cloud-based communications

Lync Online is a cloud-based communications service that is available as part of Microsoft Office 365. Lync Online provides presence capabilities, instant messaging, audio/video calling, and rich online meeting experiences.

 

Planning for Lync Server 2013

The topics in this section describe how to plan for a successful Lync Server deployment.

 

Deploying Lync Server 2013

The topics in this section help you determine what environment you want to deploy and guide you through the deployment process.

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