I was forwarded an article by one of the Directors yesterday and it makes for really interesting reading.
A concern often raised around Lync is how can such a new product be stable enough to operate as your sole phone system. Normally I would say that the product has been years in the making, developing on core technology established in previous versions.
Well now a company called Miercom have done some extensive testing around Lync and the results are pretty fantastic.
A statement form Miercom:
Microsoft Lync 2010 is a resilient, scalable, feature rich Unified Communications System. Microsoft Lync 2010 should be in the short list of top three to consider for enterprise communications infrastructure upgrades. Quality third party peripherals from Aastra, Polycom and SNOM will help Microsoft achieve more market acceptance at the Enterprise Desktop. Third party hardware such as the survivable branch appliance UX 2000 from NET will enable branch offices the resiliency needed for enterprise communications.”
Here is a link to Malcolm Bullock’s blog; he has detailed the core test results:
Here is a link to the test report on Miercom’s website: