Microsoft Lync Server 2013 has quickly risen to among the top unified communication solutions considered to replace aging telephone and other disconnected communication systems in enterprises.
In July 2013 Microsoft noted that revenue for Lync grew 30%, and in November Senior Product Marketing Manager Andrew Cook announced that “Microsoft Lync is now a $1 billion business at Microsoft, one of only 16 billion dollar busineses at Microsoft.” At the same time Douglas Green, publisher of Telecom Reseller, noted “if Lync was its own company…that would make Lync among the largest companies in the Unified Communications space.” In January 2014 UC Analyst Dave Michels observed that “Lync is the fastest growing product within Microsoft”
Microsoft Lync’s growth has driven huge demand for IT to get up to power on the technical side of Lync. “Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Step by Step for Anyone” was written by Microsoft Lync MVP and UC consultant Matt Landis and seems to have matched the demand for many. On January 26, 2014 the book passed 100,000 copies downloaded. Matt Landis notes “I am quite surprised by the huge demand for this book. I never expected 100,000 copies a year ago when I wrote it. I set out to write a guide that makes Lync installation as easy as possible and it seems to be meeting a considerable need.”
Here are some of the accolades:
“Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Step by Step for Anyone” is also setting some records on Microsoft’ Technet Gallery website. It has become the first non-Microsoft resource to get over 100,000 downloads and is also currently the #1 most downloaded non-Microsoft resource on Microsoft’s Technet Gallery. The book has been mentioned on TechRepublic, the UC Architects Podcast, Telecom Reseller and elsewhere.
“This eBook demystifies the installation and configuration process for Lync Server 2013 for standard and enterprise features, and includes topics on Installation, Monitoring, Persistent Chat, Resiliency, Enterprise Voice and Lync 2013/Onenote 2013 client integration…” –Keith Mayer, Technical Evangelist Microsoft
“Take a look at it this book…It takes you from start to finish through Lync Server 2013 Preview installation and helps you avoid common hurdles. Definitely take a look at this book…” -Pat Richard, MVP, UC Architects Podcast Host
“MVP Matt Landis has done a marvelous job in setting a high-bar for ebooks on Lync. I read all 100+ pages of his ebook under construction. It is a great job for the person that wants to jump into Lync…And, stay-tuned…this book will continue to get updated…” –Thomas B. Cross, TelecomReseller/UCNetworks
About Matt Landis: Matt Landis is the CEO Landis Computer Technology Solutions. The Landis Computer Technology Solutions group specializes in providing Microsoft Lync consulting, implementation and support services.
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