Isn’t It Time For Lync To Make Way For Skype?

July 17, 2014 // 6 Comments

We wondered what Microsoft would do with Lync and Skype back in 2011 when Microsoft made the surprise acquisition of the Luxembourg company. There was a clear divide. Lync was a bulky on-premises corporate tool with phone system aspirations. Skype was a cloud-based consumer product that offered [...]

Book: Mastering Lync Server 2013

June 6, 2013 // 1 Comment

I didn’t realise it was out yet, but Mastering Microsoft Lync Server 2013 by Keith Hanna and Nathan Winters (a friend and Exchange/Lync expert) is out. You can get this nearly 900 pages book at: .. as well as all good book stores and a few rubbish ones too. In [...]

Early Impressions Of Office 2013 Beta

July 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

I installed Office 2013 on my Windows 8 Build slate PC on Monday night.  Here are some early impressions: It’s very different looking.  The layout has been optimized to make it touch friendly, but still appears to be mouse friendly. The new control that everyone is talking about reminds [...]