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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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Gallery View

Previous versions of Lync leveraged active-speaker video switching, which meant that users would see a video stream only for the current speaker, and Lync would dynamically switch the video feed to another user when it detected that someone else was speaking. This meant that all users received the exact same video stream from the A/V MCU and there was no control over the layout or appearance. The user who was currently speaking would continue to receive the video stream for the user previously considered active.

Lync 2013 has introduced the new Gallery View option, shown in Figure 2.1, which displays up to five concurrent video streams while in a conference. These streams are displayed in a single-row, side-by-side horizontal orientation ...

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