Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Nov 2012 11:45 UTC
Microsoft "Last week I overheard two of the top Microsoft 'watchers' discuss the Office group having bet against Windows 8, presumably because Office 2013 is not fully a (set of) Metro (a.k.a., Windows Store) apps. Ok, as much as it pains me to defend Office I'm going to do so. I'm going to defend them because they are more right than wrong. Especially when you take a shareholder perspective. Not only will I defend what Office did for Windows 8, I'm going to defend some of their licensing decisions. Oh that should be fun." Insightful analysis of the current state of Office within the great context of Microsoft's current challenges. Written by Hal Berenson, former distinguished engineer and general manager at Microsoft.
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RE: So what?
by maethorechannen on Thu 8th Nov 2012 13:27 UTC in reply to "So what?"
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DOes anybody actually USE Lync?

Yes, we use both Lync and Skype at work. Lync is used because you don't need to friend (or whatever term Skype uses) people in the organization to IM/call them. We use Skype because the call quality is miles better, though only with people we closely work with (because the friending thing is a bit of a pain).

And if it is so succesful, why does Microsoft kill it in favor of Skype

Last I heard, it was WLM that was getting killed, not Lync (though I wish they would make Lync a bit more Skype like, especially when it comes to call quality).

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