Re: True or False: One Billion People will be Using Microsoft Universal Communications in this Decade

February 20, 2014 at 2:53 PM

The term "universal communications" feels very Star Trek to me, which is honestly a good thing. It invokes the notion of the seamless communications that we (both as consumers and industry watchers) have been pining for.

While I wouldn't define what Microsoft is offering today as universal, I really liked that they made a point to demo the cross-platform capabilities of Lync clients, showing all of us that they understand that their products exist is a BYOD world. This is a far cry from the Microsoft of old that would have supported their own mobile devices only as an effort to prop up a less successful business unit.