Executive voices in education: Microsoft Lync and K-12 institutions
Executive voices in education: Microsoft Lync and K-12 institutions
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Hear how your peers are using Microsoft Lync to help achieve greater collaboration, return on investment (ROI), and functionality, and learn how Lync can be purchased through E-Rate.


  • Richard Charlesworth, Director of Information Technology, Yes Prep Public School 
  • Chuck Jones, Chief of Technology, Jackson-Madison County School System
  • Puneet Sharma, Director of IT, Oxnard Union High School District

This session is moderated by Cameron Evans, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Education.

The session will also feature Bill Hagen, Unified Communications specialist, covering how Unified Communications enables access for Students and Educators to learning content, lecture capture and can be a repository for distance learning; thus extending the classroom across platform, devices or locations to be a powerful learning platform leveraging web and video conferencing. 

Additionally, Lync can provide cost recovery for your telephony infrastructure and can enhance collaboration with faculty, staff, and students. Microsoft UC solutions provide unified messaging to enhance rapid communication with integrated voice mail, enterprise voice over Internet protocol (VOIP), audio conferencing, and much more.

And it can be even more cost effective by leveraging E-Rate funds.

About Unified Communications and Lync

Microsoft unified communications technologies offer customers choices in how their communications and collaboration software is delivered, managed, and maintained. UC unites existing communication systems and tools with the productivity tools your staff works with every day, using integrated servers plus services and client applications, to deliver complete communications tools across multiple convenient applications and devices.

Hosted Lync can support your long-distance learning initiatives and help improve education communications, offering many improvements over existing PBX environments. Hosted Microsoft Lync is a low-cost monthly subscription offering designed to be delivered today with the flexibility to work in your environment. With a hosted Lync solution, you get:


  • A rich UC platform for voice, video, audio conferencing, and chat.
  • Full integration with Microsoft Exchange & other Microsoft solutions.
  • Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking solutions that can help save money versus traditional telephone and dedicated circuits.