Starting July 18, Air Force Materiel Command will be transitioning accounts from the legacy Office Communicator Server to Lync 2010. Lync will replace the chat/IM client on your workstation. The ACES Instant Message Team will begin deploying Lync 2010 at Edwards AFB starting July 21, and is expected to take approximate one week to install on all workstations. The purpose of this deployment is to upgrade Office Communicator Server to Lync 2010 for users already using the tool, and install a new capability for those who do not have OCS. Lync provides a single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, video and meetings. Please refer to the Lync SharePoint site for the most current updates and information, as well as any migration related advisories. AFNET accounts will be enabled July 18. The software deployment is expected to start the evening of July 21. Once the software is installed on your computer, you will need to sign in using your AFNET email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). You will lose your contacts so save contacts list in a word or note pad document. It will have a different look, but similar functionality as Office Communicator. If you experience problems after installation and launch, call (661) 277-3444, option 1.
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