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

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A great feature in many video conferencing systems is the capability to view multiple active speaker video streams at once. Some people have referred to this as the “Brady Bunch” view or “Hollywood Squares.” Many video conferencing systems provide the capability to view multiple squares of live video from participants. If you think back to the two classic TV shows just mentioned, this reference should be clear.

Before Lync 2013, this was a major feature that Microsoft lacked. With the introduction of H.264 SVC, Microsoft has now enabled this functionality in Lync Server 2013. The new video codec allows the Lync Server 2013 A/V Conferencing Server to provide multiple video streams with very little processing power. If you remember ...

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