Microsoft® Lync® 2013 is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform. Lync connects people everywhere, on Windows 8 and other devices, as part of their everyday productivity experience. Lync provides a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, HD video, and conferencing, and eliminates the need to use a VPN for encryption. Lync 2013 supports HD video conferencing and takes advantage of Windows 8 “touch first” capabilities to provide fast, natural, hands-on control of communications.
To evaluate Lync Server 2013 Preview’s new features, you need the Lync 2013 client application. Download Lync 2013 Preview as part of Office 365 ProPlus Preview or Office Professional Plus 2013 Preview.