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UK Migrates to Microsoft's Lync 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 10, 2010) − On Jan. 7, UK Information Technology migrated from Microsoft Office Communicator Systems (OCS) 2007 R2 to its newer product called Microsoft Lync 2010. About 3,300 UK users use OCS daily to connect with one another online.

Beginning Jan. 10, UK staff, faculty, and students will be able to download the Lync 2010 client at All current OCS users should install Lync 2010 by Jan. 31. Installation instructions are available at

Current users with existing meetings scheduled on OCS were moved to the Lync servers during the migration. However, to join these meetings as a presenter, users will need to have the latest Live Meeting client installed. A link to the latest Live Meeting client is available at

The Mac Communicator client from Microsoft Mac Office 2011 and the Mac Messenger 7.02 client both work with Lync 2010. It is recommended that all Mac users run the Mac Communicator client for the best experience.

Additional information about the new Lync 2010 and this migration are available at Lync 2010 features are highlighted in a video at