New IM and presence features in Lync Server 2013


Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-19

Microsoft Lync Server 2013 adds the following new instant messaging (IM) and presence features to enrich your users’ Lync experience.

  • If your organization also runs Exchange 2013, users can take advantage of a unified contact store. Users can manage their contacts in Outlook 2013, Outlook Web App, as well as in Lync 2013.

  • Your users can exchange instant messages and presence information with users of public IM providers that use Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol, such as Google Talk, because of the XMPP integration feature of Lync Server 2013. XMPP integration built into Front End Servers and Edge Servers, and you can enable it and configure it to allow this feature.