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

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How Does Gallery View Work?

Lync Server 2013 Gallery View works great, and looks great on the client side, but how does it work? The addition of this functionality has introduced another level of intelligence to the Lync Server A/V Conferencing Server. The A/V Conferencing Server in Lync 2010 would actively manage all video streams from participants, but it still was just a video switch and would not encode or decode media. The easiest way to think of this was in the form of a simple on or off switch. Lync 2010 was limited to a single active speaker, and there were only two active video streams in a conference at one time. The current active speaker video stream would be sent to all participants in the video conference, and the previous active ...

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