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USVI

US Virgin Islands government connects dispersed employees with Lync Online

Within the government of the United States Virgin Islands, the Bureau of Information Technology (BIT) works hard to make it easier for government employees to do their jobs effectively. One way we do this is by actively exploring and implementing innovative new technologies. Because government employees are spread across 30 different agencies on three of our islands, we need to give them tools that make it easy to work closely…

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Online meetings get better with Lync and new Polycom Unified Conference Stations, CX5100 and CX5500

Sometimes when you’ve been around great technology for a long time, you take for granted that others also know about it and use it. Such is often the case with Lync and the original Lync RoundTable device (Polycom CX5000), which we built in partnership with Polycom. At Microsoft, we use these devices every day as we collaborate in teams that span multiple locations around the world.

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Lync Android

New Lync features for Android—Anonymous Join, Passive Authentication and Contact Management

The holiday season is here and the Skype for Business team is bringing Android users some great presents. In this new release, we include Anonymous Join, Certificate & Passive Authentication, Contact Management, and some significant performance enhancements and bug fixes. We believe that enabling users to function fully on a mobile platform is a fundamental part of a mobile-first world, so we’re excited to introduce these new features and enhancements,…

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Skye Lync video

Video calling between Skype and Lync available now

In 2013, we enabled Lync users to contact people on Skype using instant messaging, presence, and audio calling right from your contact list. I’m happy to say that we’ve now taken the next step by adding video calling between Lync 2013 and the latest Skype for Windows desktop client, available for download here. Now Lync users can conduct everyday business and collaboration “face-to-face” with customers, partners and suppliers who use…

Outlook
Clutter

De-clutter your inbox in Office 365

Today we are beginning the roll out of Clutter to Office 365 business customers, which brings the power of Office Graph to your inbox. Clutter is designed to help you focus on the most important messages in your inbox. It uses machine learning to de-clutter your inbox by moving lower priority messages out of your way and into a new Clutter folder. Ultimately, Clutter removes distractions so you can focus…

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Introducing Skype for Business

Yesterday we kicked off a global conversation about how Microsoft is reinventing productivity—across the board—to create a world where people can truly make the most of their time and lead more fulfilling lives. Connecting people across all of life’s moments—to talk, to share, to collaborate—is at the heart of helping people make the most of every moment. To that end, and for our business customers, we are bringing together the…