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Microsoft originally released what is now known as Lync in December of 2003 under the name Live Communications Server (LCS). It was primarily an enterprise presence/IM engine with limited voice services. LCS was upgraded with subsequent releases and service packs. In July of 2007, a new version came with a new name of Office Communications Server (OCS) providing general improvements and its capabilities expanded into web conferencing with basic voice and video services. In December 2008, OCS R2 introduced improved stability, dial-in conferencing, and additional voice features. OCS R2 gained traction and a fan base, but still had significant restrictions that limited its appeal as an enterprise voice solution. Lync Server, released in November of 2010, represented a major upgrade, the product portfolio is now positioned as a comprehensive unified communications solution.
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Communications Integrated to Optimize Business Processes.
UC integrates real-time and non-real time communications with business processes and requirements.
Uses presence capabilities for coordination, and presents a consistent unified user interface and experience across multiple devices and media types.
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