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Communicate and collaborate

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What you need to know

Microsoft Lync enables communication and collaboration from almost anywhere at any time. Lync lets people share information from applications across multiple platforms and provides a reliable system for easier management, lower costs, smoother deployment, and greater flexibility.

Learn about changes to the Communications Competency and Lync Partner Readiness programs scheduled for FY14.
Competency and readiness playbook

Use the tools of the Lync Accelerate framework to drive Lync sales and deployments.
Lync Right Start Kit
Lync Roll-out and Adoption Success Kit

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The Microsoft Lync 2013 licensing guide provides a detailed overview of both online and on-premises licensing options.

Consult the Microsoft Lync 2013 licensing guide



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