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Coming Soon: Lifesize for Microsoft Teams Integration

by Josh Duncan in Best Practices, Lifesize, Unified Communications, Skype, Microsoft
Microsoft Teams is the next evolution of communication within the Microsoft Office 365® platform. Lifesize will introduce a new integration with Microsoft Teams that fits into a user’s existing workflow while opening up advanced communication and collaboration technologies from Lifesize. Companies that have standardized on Microsoft applications use them for everything from email exchanging…

Scheduling One-Time Meetings with Lifesize

by Amanda Etheridge in Features, Lifesize, Products, Microsoft
one time meetings icon hourglass One-time meetings are single-use, private sync spaces that are hidden in your full Lifesize directory and intended for nonrecurring events, giving users more flexibility in how they meet. Here are three ways that one-time meetings can be implemented into your workday: Nonrecurring Meetings These are great for video interviews, sales demos, or any topic where meeting one time in a single-use…

Lifesize Interop | Skype for Business

by Ellen J Hawes Durbin in Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Microsoft, Partnership, Products, Skype
Lifesize’s ability to fit within established workflows is just one of the reasons that it has become such a favored productivity tool in the collaboration space. Users want to remain within the app and user interface they already know, and few businesses are willing to change their way of working to accommodate a new communications and collaboration tool. And the larger the company is, the…

Calendar Integration in the Conference Room

by Elizabeth Hawes in Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Meeting Room, Microsoft, Products, Technology
Your meeting technology shouldn’t get in the way of your conversations. With the launch of our new calendar integration, Enterprise and Premium customers can easily subscribe their Lifesize® Icon™ systems to their Microsoft® Office 365®, Google Apps for Work™ or Microsoft® Exchange 2013 calendar for some great new meeting room functionality — including the easiest, most intuitive meeting…

Lifesize Enables Skype Video Conferencing

by Brian Beasley in Lifesize, Microsoft, Partnership, Products, Skype, Technology
When your team is together in the same place and needs to meet another party over video, you’ll want to do it in a meeting room with a large display, not with everyone squished around a laptop. The Lifesize Icon Flex helps you extend the experience of your desktop application in your meeting room and ensures that the participant on the other side can see and hear you all clearly. Designed…

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

by Ellen J Hawes Durbin in Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Microsoft, Partnership, People, Products, Skype, Technology, Trends, Virtualization
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 more companies are adopting this package for their online…

Lifesize “Lyncs” to more meetings

by Julian Fields in Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Microsoft, Products
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 and then announced the…

More control over your meetings

by mhelmbrecht in Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Microsoft, Products, Technology
 For the latest on the mobile app, check out this blog .  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 updates. So, here it is—Happy New Year! Here at Lifesize, 2014 was an amazing year, and we are extremely proud of what we have planned for 2015. Last…

Why Pay for Video Conferencing?

by jsteele in Cloud, Features, Industry, Lifesize, Microsoft, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Skype, Technology, Unified Communications
“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 free. Or is it? No doubt you’re familiar with the saying “you get what you pay…
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