A brief rant about the Mac Lync client

Originally posted on Paul's Down-Home Page:

I’m supposed to be working on my Ignite slides, but I just ran into something that has flipped my safeties.

I just don’t understand.

Sure, I know the Lync/Skype for Business team has a lot of irons in the fire, what with their new product line and all. And I get that the Mac install base is small relative to the other things they have to do. But there is no reason I can see for the Mac Lync client to be as buggy and underfeatured as it is. They’ve had years to improve it.

The Lync PG has proven they can do rapid engineering work, as evidenced by the excellent speed and quality of the Lync mobile apps for Android and iOS.

And they’ve proven they can build a robust client, as evidenced by the history of the Lync desktop client for Windows.

The Mac Office team, for their part…

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Potential impact on Lync and Skype for Business meeting join experience when Google Chrome is the default browser – Scott’s Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/scottstu/archive/2015/04/16/potential-impact-on-lync-and-skype-for-business-meeting-join-experience-when-google-chrome-is-the-default-browser.aspx

ucomsGeek: Lync/Skype for Business Loud Ringer

http://blog.ucomsgeek.com/2015/04/lyncskype-for-business-loud-ringer.html

Skype for Business Server 2015: What’s new

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn933785.aspx

Download Skype for Business 2015 Protocol Workloads Poster from Official Microsoft Download Center

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=46448

Lync Online to Become Full-Fledged Hosted UC Service – Post – No Jitter

http://www.nojitter.com/post/240169830/lync-online-to-become-fullfledged-hosted-uc-service

Anonymous join from Skype for Business and Lync clients – Scott’s Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/scottstu/archive/2015/04/03/anonymous-join-from-skype-for-business-and-lync-clients.aspx

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