Microsoft has released Microsoft Lync server 2013 Preview for its customer. Microsoft Lync 2013 is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform. Lync connects people everywhere, on Windows 8 and other devices, as part of their everyday productivity experience. Lync provides a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, HD video, and conferencing, and eliminates the need to use a VPN for encryption. Lync 2013 supports HD video conferencing and takes advantage of Windows 8 “touch first” capabilities to provide fast, natural, hands-on control of communications.
Multi-Party HD Video
1080p Peer to Peer and Multiparty video
H.264 SVC Support
Skype Federation: Presence, IM, Peer-to-Peer Voice.
Voice/Video over Lync Web App
Lync Mobile VoIP
Now Archiving and Monitoring Server Roles can be co-located on Front End