Get More Lync to Love

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Across the nation, Microsoft Education has been sharing our excitement and real impact stories about Microsoft Lync in Education.  Now, I want to share with you a few more things to love about Microsoft Lync.

Lync 2010 Video Conferencing

Tabbed Conversations Add-In for Microsoft Lync 2010
Tabbed Conversations is an application that provides a tabbed Lync 2010 conversation window to allow multiple instant messaging (IM) conversations in a single window.

Information Dashboard Add-In for Microsoft Lync 2010
Information Dashboard helps you start a conversation with a remote contact by providing current information about the contact’s location. For example, if you are calling a co-worker or a student in Chicago, IL, you can open Information Dashboard and enter the location of Chicago before making the call.

Conversation Translator Add-In for Microsoft Lync 2010
Conversation Translator provides a real-time language translation service for Lync instant messaging (IM) conversations. With Conversation Translator, both the sender and receiver can converse in their native language, and Conversation Translator handles the translation.

Conversations Analyzer for Microsoft Lync 2010
Conversations Analyzer is an application that reviews your Microsoft Lync instant messaging (IM) conversation history and gives you scores for your use of trust-building language in day-to-day communications with business associates and friends. Conversations Analyzer applies trust rules to determine the occurrence of words and phrases that have a positive or negative effect on trust.

I think of all of these add-ins, I am most interested in the Conversations Analyzer. I believe with Covey that organizations move at the “speed of trust.” Electronic communications must enable and foster the building of trustworthy relationships as we become more mobile in our work and learning. I am hoping the Conversations Analyzer will allow me to check own language.

If you are using Lync, download the add-ins and let me know which one you found most useful. If your not using Lync, tell me why in the comments below.