Hosted Microsoft Lync Instant Messaging And Video Calling Now In Beta

EDITOR’S NOTE: Microsoft Lync from Rackspace is now in General Availability. For more information, check out this blog post.

Last week, we gave you a sneak peek at the instant messaging and video calling capabilities that are coming in Hosted Microsoft Lync at Rackspace. Today, Hosted Microsoft Lync is available through an Early Access program (beta).

With Hosted Microsoft Lync, you get:

  • Encrypted instant messaging
  • Video calling (one-to-one)
  • Presence and status messages (available, busy, do not disturb) with photos and location information
  • Secure file transfer
  • Seamless integration with Outlook, Outlook Web Apps and mobile devices
  • The award-winning Fanatical Support you’ve come to expect from Rackspace

Sign Up for Beta!

Hosted Microsoft Lync is available to customers who use our Hosted Exchange 2013 email platform. If you’d like to be considered for the limited Early Access program, please complete this form and we will contact you with availability. If you’re considering Rackspace Hosted Exchange for the first time or using an older Rackspace Exchange platform, please chat or call us at 1-866-201-7852 for more details on Exchange 2013.

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Hassan Malik is based out of the Rackspace UK office and serves as Product Manager for the Microsoft CSP portfolio at Rackspace for UK and EMEA regions. He has been a Racker for five years and is responsible for launching various new offerings and improving existing products at Rackspace such as Lync, SharePoint, Exchange and Directory Sync. Follow him on twitter @HasnMlk