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

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Interoperability

One specific use case that Lync does not solve on its own is the capability to conduct a conference using many types of endpoints. The Lync MCU can host a meeting with Lync endpoints and third-party endpoints using native Lync registration, but there is no support for any other third-party systems or partners to join a Lync meeting using traditional video endpoints.

Using a third-party MCU for hosting a meeting can allow both Lync endpoints and traditional video endpoints to participate in a single meeting. These meetings typically are limited to audio and video only because the protocols used for content sharing differ, but there are some workarounds that have been implemented, such as sending the content share as a video stream ...

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