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

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Public Provider Connectivity

A special form of federation is the capability to use Lync Server to communicate with contacts on the public IM networks, referred to as Public IM Connectivity (PIC). The Skype, AOL, and MSN networks are the native Public IM Connectivity providers to Lync Server. To communicate with these contacts, users simply need to add the address to a contact list.

Lync Server users can see presence and exchange instant messages with their contacts when Public IM Connectivity is provisioned. The conversations are limited to peer-to-peer, though, and they cannot include three or more participants as users are accustomed to within the organization or with federated contacts.

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