Microsoft “Lyncs” Employees to Workplace Harmony


Tim Dreyer, Director PR/Analyst RelationsBest Places to WorkWhy is Microsoft one of Chicago’s best places to work? Aside from the pride of working for a globally recognized technology brand and the cool G-Note you can score for making a successful hiring recommendation, there is one element of Microsoft’s work environment that helped the company claim a top-five spot in Crain’s Chicago Business’s annual Best Places to Work in Chicago list. And that reason is Lync.

Microsoft’s Lync, a next-generation communications platform connects people anytime, from virtually anywhere. Lync provides intuitive communications capabilities across presence, instant messaging, audio/video calling and a rich online meeting experience including PC-audio, video and web conferencing.

And while this brings internal employee collaboration to new levels of productivity and customer contact from standard service to deeper engagement, it also helps Microsoft employees strike a harmonious work-life balance. By enhancing contextual conversations and allowing easy sharing of  files, desktops and controls, there is very little lost in working remotely. Productivity through telepresence brings flexibility to Microsoft employees, making them happier employees.

Want to see how Aspect works with Microsoft to bring solutions like these to the market? Check out some of our clients who are reaping the benefits of Lync-based unified communications.