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

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New Video Conferencing Features

Lync Server 2013 introduces the capability to have HD video in conferences, as well as the capability to view up to five active speaker video streams. However, there are other new features in Lync Server 2013 that should be called out:

Gallery View—In video conferences, users can see video of up to five participants at once. If the conference has more than five users, video of the most active five users is shown, and a photo appears for the rest of the users.

HD Video—In video conferences, users can now send and receive HD video streams.

Face Detection—In video conferences, Lync 2013 automatically tracks and frames the participants’ faces. This helps users stay focused on the center of the video stream being ...

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