Microsoft is reporting that Lync is now a billion dollar business, with 60% of enterprises surveyed deploying or planning to deploy Lync. Many of your customers and partners will already be using Lync. It’s easy to check just how many with the Who Can Federate Tool. The WCF Tool (who can federate tool) will scan through your Outlook contacts and give you a “heads up” on which of your business contacts have public Microsoft Lync or OCS federation enabled. Federation allows for Lync users to be able to view presence, send instant messages and place voice calls with OCS/Lync users from other federated organizations.
Microsoft Lync Hosted by Strencom also enables Skype federation. Users on Strencom’s hosted platform are able to send instant massages and place voice calls with the 600 million current Skype users.