We are four people from Microsoft that work on Lync & Unified Communications - ask us anything!
Edit : Alright Folks, we are gonna call it a wrap. Its been fantastic!! We had some great questions and some good discussions. Thanks for coming out and talking to us. Lync On...
So we’re four folks from the Microsoft Lync team, and we’re here to answer any questions about Microsoft Lync, the unified communications market broadly and everything in between. If you haven’t heard about Lync, check out http://lync.com - it’s a pretty cool product and we’re happy to answer everything from what we do to SIP protocol stuff to how customers deploy and everything in between.
On logistics, we’re planning on hanging out here for the next 18 hours. No, we’re not all in Redmond…. and that’s one of the great things about Lync, we work from everywhere! Anyway, there’s four of us who will be responding – our bios are below and we’ll do our best to identify ourselves. This is Jamie BTW. And here is proof: https://twitter.com/msftLync/status/382648139377045504
Craig is the team lead of our Enterprise Communications Center of Excellence and covers EMEA and Asia. His team are responsible for supporting very large, complex, strategic customers. Ensuring our customers experience Lync in the best possible way is his teams focus. Craig’s been in telecoms since designing payphones in 1997 at Nortel, and has held various R&D, New Product Introduction and Professional Services roles along the way in Canada, UK and Ireland. Craig lives in Ireland with his wife and 2 small children, and whenever possible enjoys Snowboarding and Ice Hockey
Jamie is a Senior Product Marketing Manager in the Microsoft Skype division and looks after voice, networking and interoperability for Microsoft Lync. Jamie has spent the last 15 Years in Enterprise Software for Telephony, Contact Center, and Enterprise PBX systems and is a frequent speaker at Microsoft’s TechED, and industry events including Enterprise Connect. Jamie lives in Seattle and tweets sporadically from @nomorephones.
Stefan is an IT professional with technical, project management experience specialising in infrastructure architecture and design. He has a cumulative total of more than 18 years of IT industry experience. Roles include infrastructure designer/architect for a number of national and international migrations, designs and installations, providing consulting in areas from architecture and design to scalability testing/proof of concept and technical project management. Stefan has been with Microsoft for 7 years and has worked with communications related products since Live Communications Server 2005. He is a wicked golf player and owns his own parachute.
Taimoor has been working in the Communications industry for 12 years. He started his career at Cisco Systems and worked in many different roles in helping define Cisco’s UC strategy. Taimoor joined Microsoft and is part of the Enterprise Communications Center of Excellence. He works with Very Large, strategic customers and partners in helping orchestrate a successful Lync Deployment and adoption