Goodbye OCS, hello Lync!

Posted in Lync, Microsoft, OCS by Tony C on September 14, 2010


As a long time user and fan of Office Communications Server, although I might be biased as it’s my day job, it’s great to see that we can now use the new name.  Here’s the new naming convention which is very straightforward…just say Lync!

2007 Release
2010 Release

Family Microsoft Office Communications Microsoft Lync
The server Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Microsoft Lync Server 2010
The client Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Microsoft Lync 2010
The service Microsoft Office Communications Online Microsoft Lync Online
The web client Microsoft Office Communicator Web Access Microsoft Lync Web App


They product team have also made available the Release Candidate so you can try it out.  Just click the banner.