Posts Categorized: Microsoft

Why Pay for Video Conferencing?

“Why should I pay for video conferencing when alternatives like Skype, Hangouts, and FaceTime are free?” It’s a question we at Lifesize get asked a lot, and while there are a lot of compelling reasons to invest in a dedicated video conferencing system, it’s a question we also understand. After all, it’s hard to beat… Continue ReadingCloud, Features, Industry, LifeSize, Microsoft, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Skype, Technology, Unified Communications

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What Won’t Happen in the Video Communications Industry in 2014

It’s always fun, in the first couple months of the year, to do a little bit of predicting about the year to come, and at LifeSize, that means speculating about the state of video conferencing over the next twelve months. Our video evangelist, Simon Dudley, recently hosted an excellent webinar about why 2014 would be… Continue ReadingFeatures, Microsoft, Miscellaneous, Mobility, People, Products, Simon Says, Skype, Technology, Trends

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Out with the Old, In with the New: Why Google Hangouts and Skype Can’t Cut it for Business

Professional-grade video conferencing and free web services like Microsoft’s Skype and Google’s Hangouts have about as much in common as a car does to a bicycle, but for some reason, many organizations continue to misunderstand the fundamental differences between the technologies. It’s time to set the record straight. In this blog post, we’ll take a… Continue ReadingCloud, Features, LifeSize, Microsoft, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Skype, Technology, Trends, Unified Communications

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LifeSize Technology Used for “State of the European Union” Address

Video collaboration really is the technology of the future, as evidenced by today’s State of the European Union, happening now in Brussels. In order to share the address with more people in more places, the EU has decided to use HD video conferencing technology to broadcast the presentation. To tune in to the live stream,… Continue ReadingChanging the Way the World Communicates, Features, LifeSize, Microsoft, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Technology, Unified Communications

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Lync Week: Sharing Our Favorite Lync Posts – Day 1

In honor of Microsoft’s Lync 2013 conference which begins tomorrow, February 19 we’ve created Lync Week. Throughout the week we’ll share how LifeSize is expanding its relationship with Microsoft’s Lync UC platform and has a great solution offering.  To get things started, let’s look at the highlights from previous Microsoft-related blog posts. Lync in Business:… Continue ReadingFeatures, Industry, LifeSize, Microsoft, Miscellaneous, Partnership, People, Products, Technology, Trends, Unified Communications

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Lync in Business: How this UC solution can help your company succeed

Many of you are familiar with the enterprise-ready UC (Unified Communications) platform, Microsoft Lync. For those of you who aren’t, Microsoft Lync connects people everywhere— desktop, mobile, meeting room – as part of their everyday productivity experience. Lync provides presence, instant messaging, voice, video and a great meeting experience. As more companies adopt Lync as… Continue ReadingFeatures, Industry, LifeSize, Microsoft, Partnership, Products, Technology, Trends, Unified Communications

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