Last week, Genesys announced its new native Skype for Business (formerly Lync) integration.
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So, very few out there (at least, very few of those who run data centers) don't know that Windows 2003 is going the way of the dodo. Or rather, Microsoft support for 2003 is.
Microsoft Lync Reality Check
Driven by the ability to integrate with existing Microsoft applications and licensing agreements, Microsoft Lync continues to gain traction in the enterprise telephony market, with the percentage of IT leaders saying that they are adopting it for telephony doubling from 2011 to 2012. Adopters remain largely bleeding edge in their views toward technology, and senior-level executives most often drive adoption decisions. Those choosing not to deploy Lync for voice primarily cite their investments in alternative technologies as justification for their decision. Almost half of those deploying Lync plan to, or are evaluating the potential of, extending it to mobile devices. But mobile UC plans for those implementing Lync for IM/conferencing and other vendors for voice are becoming increasingly difficult due to the lack of mobile end-point integration options.