For all of those planning to attend the LyncUP event tonight, please note that the start time has changed from 6PM to 7PM.
Want to go to Lync Conference but didn’t get your budget approved, or maybe you got your budget after the event had sold out? Lync Users Group is giving away a trip to Lync Conference. To enter, just attend one of our January events (February events are excluded) and complete your survey*. We will draw the winner from our nationwide events on February 1st with immediate contact for the winner.
*Lync User Group volunteers, sponsors, employees of sponsors and their immediate family members are not eligible to win, void where prohibited.
The Lync Users Group continues to grow as we move into 2014. Today, we would like to formally announce the acquisition of three great groups in to the Lync Users Group community.
These three groups will be managed by the new local chapter organizer Heidi Gloudemans, a Microsoft employee based out of Seattle. We’re very happy to have Heidi on board!
Also, stay tuned for updates on the dates/times for these three new groups as we are working on acquiring the locations for sometime in early February 2014.
Our first Philadelphia meetup went off without a hitch as Kevin Peters and Philadelphia LCO Bhargav Shukla lead the way with presentations on Microsoft Edge and HLB/Reverse Proxies for Lync. We definitely want to thank Bhargav for all of his work with getting this group together and his support of LyncUG.
Here’s some of the sights from last night:
We are thrilled to announce that all attendees of our Fall 2013 events can sign up to receive a free Kemp VLM-200 with a permanent license. This isn’t just a free demo, you get to keep it! Huge thanks to Kemp! (Limit 1 per person).
We look forward to seeing everyone at the events, please sign up on the right by clicking on the city nearest you.
Philly Lync User Group will be organized by Bhargav Shukla from Kemp Technologies. He founded the existing group and has decided to join the flock with the other cities across the U.S. Already with a great start to build a community, Bhargav is hoping to grow attendance and really provide a safe haven for Lync Technical Professional in the Philadelphia area!
After numerous requests, LyncUG has decided to begin a group in Silicon Valley , and we’re excited to announce that Alex Lewis from Modality systems will be organizing these events. Alex is a well-known UC veteran who’s vast knowledge and passion for UC will no-doubt help to create a great group!
Content and dates for the October events will be announced in the coming weeks.
LyncUG is proud to announce the San Francisco Lync Users Groups!
The San Francisco Lync User Group will be organized by Chad McGreanor, from Extra Team. Chad is a Lync MCM who is excited on helping LyncUG bring a west coast presence to our groups. Please click here to access their new MeetUp site.
Our other groups are also announcing their dates at this time. This quarter our sessions will be:
Presented by Audio Codes
This session will include what is SIP, how is SIP used within Microsoft Lync, and a walk-through of many SIP messages you see within logging.
Lync as a PBX Replacement
This session will cover Lync as a PBX replacement including a number of co-existence and migration scenarios and a real life solution review with local members who have successfully made the leap to Lync as a PBX replacement and UC Platform.
We hope that everyone can join us for these meetings.
Our 1st LyncUP event in San Diego was such a hit that we’re holding the next LyncUP at the upcoming Microsoft TechEd in New Orleans in June.
LyncUP at Microsoft TechEd is a chance for Microsoft Lync experts, advocates and users to meet and share their experiences in an informal setting. You’ll be able to learn from others who have successfully deployed Lync Voice and network with representatives from all the sponsoring companies.
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm Place: Marriott New Orleans (directly across from the Convention Center)
We’ll have food, drink and entertainment. So bring your questions and your appetite and join us.
Space is limited, so RSVP today. http://www.intelepeer.com/lyncup-teched-registration/
See you in New Orleans!
LyncUG is proud to announce the Wisconsin and Atlanta Lync Users Groups!
Wisconsin Lync User Group will be organized by Matt Sims, from Concurrency. He founded the group back in 2012 and has decided to join the flock with the other cities across the U.S. Already with a great start to build a community, Matt is hoping to grow attendance and really provide a safe haven for Lync Technical Professional in the Milwaukee region!
After numerous requests, LyncUG has decided to begin a group in Atalanta, and we’re excited to announce that Jose Mateo from Polycom and Drago Totev from Unify Square Inc. will be organizing these events. Both of these individual bring an expert level of technical knowledge to the table. Come join them at the first ever Atlanta Lync Users Group event in April!