ITS would like to thank everyone who has participated in the Unified Communications Production pilot using Microsoft Office Communicator and Live Meeting. Recently, Microsoft renamed Office Communicator to Lync with the latest version update, so our new service will use the Lync client. The features of Communicator and Live Meeting are integrated in the Lync client. Because Lync has passed the pilot phase and is now in production, it is time to move accounts to the new environment–Unified Communications powered by Lync.
- ITS began user migrations to Lync in the March/April timeframe. We currently have approximately 600 users in Lync
- Users at the standard access level will migrate to Lync with the same access (with upgrade options after migration)
- Standard service will continue at no charge. Users at this level will migrate in large groups, with little impact to service.
- You may volunteer for migration and we’ll migrate your account within 5 business days
- Those who do not volunteer, will be notified of a migration date, and will migrate to Lync before June 30
- You may continue to use the Communicator client or upgrade to the Lync client and take advantage of the new features
- ITS will offer classes on Transitioning from Communicator/Live Meeting to Lync. Sign up on the web at: http://its.vanderbilt.edu/training/lync.
- With the new version of Lync, you will use Online meetings instead of Live Meetings
- Live Meetings scheduled prior to migration will continue to work, provided there are no changes (add/delete attendees, change date or time, etc.) when you move to Lync. However, content previously uploaded will NOT move. If you need to make any changes to an existing meeting, including adding/deleting attendees, you must re-create as a Lync meeting.
- All new meetings will be Lync online meetings
- Your participants will need to join via Communicator, Lync, download the Attendee client or join via a web browser
- When you install the Lync client it will automatically un-install Communicator
- You can opt to use the Communicator client temporarily, but you will not have the new features available in Lync