Apr 05

Pro Exchange – Lync User group event : Lync for SMB

Today a lot of small businesses hear good things about Microsoft’s UC solution, but they are wary of implementing it.  Decision makers or company owners don’t have hands-on experience and sometimes cannot rely on an independent technical user with experience in these products.  This session will give an overview of the options every SMB should be aware of, either on-premise (your own network) or in the cloud (as a service).


Pro-Lync is convinced that Microsoft UC can be a valid solution for smaller organisations, provided you size and configure your environment well.  Careful planning and design, virtualisation, intelligent licensing and the right choice of interconnections (SIP/gateways) can result in a solution that is suited for SMB’s while remaining competitive in comparison to other or legacy PABX solutions that are limited in features.   We also will tackle the extensive server diagram for on-premise installations and explain why such an infrastructure is not required for an SMB.


This event will feature limited technical content and is targeted to SMB owners and decision makers who are not experienced in Microsoft UC, but want to learn how their SMB might benefit from this new way of working.  To prove our point, we’ll be hosting the event at the first Belgian SMB customer (30 users) to rip and replace their PBX with OCS a few years ago.


Location:   Brepols Publishers NV – CCBK, Begijnhof 39, 2300 Turnhout.

Please set your GPS for the corner of  Sint-Beggaplein and Begijnhof and park in the surrounding area.  The location is a short walk from there, next to the church of this 13th century Begijnhof  where no parking is allowed.


18h30 – 19h00:                 Registration / drinks
19h00 – 20h00:                 Lync server in an SMB
20h00 – 21h00:                 FAQ & Demo



Ruben Nauwelaers: Ruben Nauwelaers is a consultant who works for Uw ICT Partner BVBA and is a core member of the Pro-Lync user group. His primary focus are Microsoft UC related projects in small and large organisations.

Wim Borgers:   Wim  is the IT manager of Brepols Publishers,  and a core member of the Pro-Lync community. He evaluated and decided to go for UC in his own SMB environment of about 30 users.  It was the first rip-and-replace SMB installation in Belgium of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.

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