PlexHosted is pleased to offer Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010 in a
hosted environment. Built for business professionals who are on-the-go,
Lync connects people in new ways by providing instant communication,
status information on co-workers, and integration with Outlook.
Specifically it offers instant messaging and presence, voice and video
conferencing, and mobile applications.
Coupled with PlexHosted’s excellent support in a controlled
hosted environment, customers can now enjoy the benefits of Lync at a
fraction of the cost and support required for on premises deployments.
Instant Messaging and Presence
Lync gives users real-time presence information and enhanced
instant messaging (IM) to help them connect more efficiently and
Get instant information with more meaningful contact cards.
Users can gain greater context with data such as published phone
numbers, organizational structure, and office information through a
streamlined contact card experience.
Stay connected with presence information.
Presence displays user location and photo while giving users
control through enhanced privacy settings. Presence status can be set
by a user or automatically based on calendar, login status, and more.
Users can individualize access levels for different contacts to share
information with them.
Connect instantly with IM.
Users can start an IM session with a colleague for quick
responses to questions. As more engagement is needed on a subject,
invite multiple parties to join in on the same conversation. Also,
get reconnected to the topic by rejoining existing conversations.
Connect with people outside the organization.
Server-to-server federation capabilities within the PlexHosted
Lync hosting environment allow users to utilize presence and IM with
Lync networks outside the organization’s Lync network.
Keep one contact list.
Contacts are now unified across Lync 2010 and Microsoft
Audio, Video, and Web Conferencing
Microsoft® Lync™ 2010 makes it easy for users to create,
moderate, and join ad hoc collaboration sessions and online meetings
with internal and external users. A rich user experience and a unified
interface make it easy for people to work together effectively and
often even when time or distance prevents in-person meetings.
Conferencing is no longer a compromise when you have video,
one-click desktop sharing, easy meeting requests, and even the
ability to start a conference on a mobile phone and continue on a PC.
Lync 2010 brings a single-client experience to users, making ad hoc
collaboration and online meetings more convenient for participants
and meeting organizers.
Control your conferences.
Participants can be placed in a “lobby” and then allowed in by
the conference organizer, helping to prevent embarrassing errors or
security issues from unauthorized forwarding of meeting invites.
Conference organizers can also eject or mute participants after the
conference has begun in order to control unwanted background noise.
Easily schedule and join conferences.
Set up online meetings right from Microsoft Outlook with an
easy-to-use scheduling plug-in. Participants can join with one click
from the PC as well as mobile and desktop phones.
Extend complete experience to outside users.
With the new thin client, users on any operating system can
participate in online meetings, and anonymous users can attend and
participate without downloading a rich client.
By hosting Lync with PlexHosted you save as much as 60% in
capital and IT running costs. Integrate ad hoc collaboration and online
meetings with one unified communications platform rather than relying
on expensive third-party conferencing solutions.
The conference call has become an everyday productivity tool
for most businesses. Lync gives users the reliable experience of
traditional conferencing systems with the power and flexibility of
Unified Communications. Users can schedule, join, and manage
conferences all from a familiar and consistent interface across PC,
Web, and mobile device. Audio conferencing is included as part of the
Lync 2010 enterprise ad hoc collaboration and online meeting
solution, helping to reduce or eliminate the cost of third-party
With mobile and geographically dispersed workers increasingly
common, video conferencing is a crucial tool for facilitating rich
communication anywhere, anytime. Video conferencing in Lync 2010
creates more personal experience that helps people get to know each
other better and communicate more effectively. By integrating video
conferencing into the unified Lync 2010 client, Microsoft Lync Server
2010 makes it easy for workers to see as well as talk to their
colleagues. And with interoperability with third-party systems,
organizations can utilize existing investments in conferencing
infrastructure and can extend the solution with the peripherals that
best suit business needs.
Most businesses have not yet fully utilized the power of Web
conferencing. Lync makes ad hoc collaboration and online meetings easy
for information workers to use for increased productivity. It is highly
integrated with the overall enterprise messaging infrastructure of Lync
Server 2010 and, combined with audio and video conferencing, delivers
highly immersive interactions that are simple to manage.
Desktop and application sharing
This feature allows presenters to broadcast any visuals,
applications, Web pages, documents, software, or part of their
desktops to remote participants in real time, right from Lync 2010.
Application sharing allows audience members to follow along with
mouse movements and keyboard input. Presenters can choose to share
the entire screen or only a portion to keep the audience focused on
key information. By sharing their desktops, presenters are able to
engage with their audiences in interactive product or software demos
from any location.
Application sharing allows presenters to share control of
software on their desktops without losing sight of participant feedback
or text questions. Presenters can delegate control to meeting
participants. Presenters can customize the color depth and screen
resolution to better engage with participants who have varying desktop
Application and document sharing
By integrating traditional application and document sharing into
the streamlined Lync 2010 client, Lync Server 2010 delivers a highly
accessible and reliable tool that virtually everyone can use. Combined
with audio or video conferencing, the result is a highly immersive and
collaborative session that is simple to facilitate.
A whiteboard is a blank page that allows presenters to draw, add
text, and highlight information by using the annotation tools. For
example, organizers can quickly create a flow chart to illustrate a
point, insert a whiteboard, and then use the annotation tools to draw
squares, lines, and other figures. The slide can be saved for future
reference. In addition, new enhancements add the ability to cut and
paste, use right-click menus, line attributes (such as thickness and
endings), object attributes (such as colors, fill, and size), improved
text tools, and flow chart tools. Users can start a whiteboard session
directly in Lync 2010 to share ideas or diagrams. Changes to the
whiteboard and the contributor’s identity automatically display.
Mobility is a way of life for today’s business professionals.
Microsoft Lync 2010 makes communicating easier and more engaging by
delivering a single unified communications experience across PC laptops
Connect from anywhere.
Stay connected and productive outside of the office, nearly
anywhere with an Internet connection.
Lync mobile clients enable you to stay connected, communicate
and conference on the go.
Mobile clients for Microsoft Lync 2010 deliver powerful unified
communications features including rich presence, instant messaging,
audio conferencing, and calling features in a single, easy-to-use