Collaborate and communicate from anywhere with Lync Server 2010

In response to today’s changing work styles and the need for real-time collaboration, organisations are looking for integrated productivity tools that enable users to communicate from anywhere in a cost-effective and secure manner. Microsoft Lync™ Server 2010 delivers a fresh, intuitive user experience that brings together the different ways people communicate in a single interface….

Lync in education site

Lync is a fantastic tool to use in education, with its many opportunities to improve communication in schools, colleges and universities.  So we’re really pleased to tell you about our microsite, which is all about Lync being used in education. The site includes lots of interesting information with a video about how The Open University…

Improved communication in education with Microsoft Lync 2010

With any luck we will soon be into summer, when we can (normally!) rely on good weather conditions for travel into school and work. But winter 2012 again saw more extreme weather conditions. These continued to increase school closure days and education institutions suffered the effects from unforeseen absences. As well as the snowy conditions…


Open University Makes Major Saving over Five Years with Unified Communications

The Open University (OU)—which specialises in distance learning—is the biggest university in the United Kingdom (U.K.). It needed to reduce costs and improve communication among its 5,000 office-based academic and administrative staff, giving them access to features such as instant messaging and presence awareness. The OU is deploying Microsoft Lync 2010, which will save the…


University of West England deploys Microsoft Lync to boost productivity

Originally posted on The University of West England (UWE) has deployed Microsoft Lync to boost staff and student productivity as part of its £10m plans to overhaul its IT infrastructure. The university has partnered with a consortium of partners that includes HP, Microsoft, video conferencing provider Polycom and electrical systems provider Schneider, for its…


UCISA 2012 Business Showcase Session Slides: Moving To Microsoft Lync

Marilyn Moffat, Head of IT Infrastructure at The Open University, shared an in-depth overview of their institutions move to Lync 2010 during the Microsoft Business Showcase session at UCISA 2012. Her full deck is now available to view/download below. UCISA 2012 Business Showcase: Lync @ the OU View more presentations from Microsoft Education UK


UWE Bristol Boosts Competitive Edge, Enhances Education with Unified Communications

The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) has around 30,000 students and 3,500 employees. Like all universities in England, UWE Bristol faced decreased government funding due to the economic climate. Though it was confronted with the challenge of reducing costs by 25%, the university saw an opportunity to enhance its business processes…