Lync Voice is ‘the voice’ when it comes to leading enterprise shipments

Microsoft is now shipping more enterprise voice lines than any other technology company in the world, according to internal research from the company, as well as from analysis firm T3i Group LLC.

It’s a resounding success for the Lync Server voice feature, which debuted three years ago, and only continues to grow in popularity. “One in four enterprises now report Microsoft as their preferred vendor for IP-PBXs, a number unheard of in 2010,” writes BJ Haberkorn, director of Lync product marketing on the Lync Team Blog.

“Interest in Lync is huge, based on a recently released report by InfoTrack,” Haberkorn writes. “This year, almost 60 percent of enterprises … surveyed are deploying or planning to deploy Lync, including enterprise voice, up from 45 percent last year.”

Among the large enterprise clients are Shell, The Jetstar Group, Milwaukee Electric Tool, Red Wing Shoes, The Kennedy Center, Marquette University, Bentley Systems and Cerner.

In recent months, Microsoft has added the ability “to connect to your customers, partners and suppliers using Lync-Skype connectivity, updated free apps available across all of the major mobile platforms, and delivered Lync Room System products through partners for the best conference room experience anywhere,” Haberkorn writes.

To learn more, head over to the Lync Team Blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff