Posts Categorized: Microsoft

Top 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync) and Lifesize Cloud

If you work at a tech-friendly midmarket company or enterprise, chances are good that you’ve heard of Skype for Business® (formerly Microsoft Lync), the tech giant’s communications platform that’s designed with the unique needs of businesses in mind. What you might not be familiar with are the product’s ins and outs and why more and… Continue ReadingCloud, Features, Lifesize, Microsoft, Partnership, People, Products, Skype, Technology, Trends, Virtualization

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More control over your meetings

While some would argue that proper etiquette is to say “Happy New Year” only through the first week of the new year, I’ve been saving my “Happy New Year” for our first round of Lifesize Cloud updates. So, here it is—Happy New Year! Here at Lifesize, 2014 was an amazing year, and we are extremely… Continue ReadingCloud, Features, Lifesize, Microsoft, Products, Technology

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Lifesize “Lyncs” to more meetings

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has made more than one splash with the evolution of his company. However, one storyline is particularly appealing to us—the transformation of its business solutions. Building on his predecessor’s shift to a cloud-based Office 365™, Nadella announced that the adoption of Microsoft® Lync® had surpassed more than 100 million enterprise users… Continue ReadingCloud, Features, Lifesize, Microsoft, Products

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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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