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Microsoft Lync 2013 Support with VMware View Desktops

By Warren Ponder, Director of Desktop Product Management, End-User Computing

As VDI solutions such as VMware View gain market adoption and the technology evolves, continuing to offer end-users a PC like experience is important to sustain the upward growth trajectory. That is why unified communications is important to VDI vendors who need to continually reassure IT and end-users that the user experience will be the same as if they were working in a traditional personal computer.

Today, VMware proudly announces that VMware is working with Microsoft to bring support for Microsoft Lync to VMware View desktops. The combination of VDI with Unified Communications leads to increased productivity, mobility and flexibility for employees, customers and partners alike. Customers will be able to communicate and collaborate with the Lync 2013 client, using rich voice and video features, all from within the VMware View desktop.

The combination of VMware View with Microsoft Lync helps to allow users the freedom to work, communicate and collaborate from their virtual desktop across a variety of devices and locations. It helps employees be more productive because they have full access to their business desktop and communications platforms, whether they are in the office, travelling or at home. This announcement highlights that Microsoft and VMware are committed to bringing forward solutions that our mutual customers desire.

“Microsoft is committed to providing its Office customers a complete experience, wherever they are. This includes supporting Lync in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. VMware provides a quick and easy way to integrate Microsoft technologies. We are excited to be able to offer this integration to VMware customers” says Jerome Berniere, Senior Product Marketing Manager.

4 thoughts on “Microsoft Lync 2013 Support with VMware View Desktops

  1. Sally M

    Great to see VMware and Microsoft enabling Lync in VMware View! cant wait to try it out. Any plans to present this at VMWare? Thanks

  2. Tony Huynh

    Hi Sally,
    I will be presenting a session at VMworld SF that will cover VMware View support with UC and Collaboration – this includes an update for Microsoft Lync.
    Here is the session info:
    Session ID: EUC1277
    Session Title: VMware View with Unified Communications and Collaboration

  3. Doug

    Will there be full support for Lync 2013 on View at RTM of Lync 2013? My understanding is it is already fully supported over RDP but not PCOIP since VMware needs to implement the DVC API’s in PCOIP. Can you please provide more details on supportability?

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