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MS Lync software - Will it work as well with Office 2010 (he has) to 2013 ?  (will have to buy)  any point upgading for better SW ?

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Hi,

Customer ( a doctor) has Office 2010 SBE and wants to use Lync software with his colleagues to view images etc.

If he upgrades to Office 2013 (cost involved) will he get more up to date Lync software or the same?

i.e. is there any point?

Also where is downloadable from for office 2010 ?  I think its built into office 2013 but not certain.

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First part of your question is no, it is not automatic, it depends on which version you buy. Lync is only included in Office 2013 Professional Plus. So, unless he purchases Office 2013 Professional Plus, Lync would be a separate cost.

Second part of the question did not make any sense, sorry, can you explain further?
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Please ignore second part of question above.

So can LYNC software be bought independent of Office?  
Can customer buy Lync software and keep his office 2010?

In the long run would he be better off getting MS Office 365 and getting free updates of LYNC in the future?

Just wondering what to advise the customer

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Second part of first question ignored.  [smiles]

Yes, the Lync client can be purchased separate from the Office suite. So, Yes, he can Keep Office 2010 and purchase Lync 2013.  The more important question is why does he need to upgrade to Lync 2013? He can send and receive images via Lync with Lync 2010 as long as that functionality is enabled in the group policies.

I am not a fan of hosted solutions, bit to each their own.  Yes, he could get Office365 and get the latest clients for free.
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Why update from LYNC in 2010 to 2013?
Is it better or more stable ?

The Customer wants it to view images with his doctor colleagues its the new standard for his hospital

I've never used it a s don't have 2010 to see it so I'm giving advice on the blind
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Lync 2010 is very stable. Lync 2013 is very stable. Upgrading would be to have the latest version as 1201 is getting ready to end of life pretty soon.

When you say "view" images, what specifically are you looking to do?  What does the customer expect to be able to do?
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Is the version linked to 2010 reaching end of life soon?

What will be use it for? He is a doctor in a hospital so they will share encripted pics like X-rays etc i gather.

They were using another type of SW that didn't work out and they are favouring this now MS product now
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EOL Support:
     Product: Microsoft Lync 2010
     Lifecycle Start Date: 1/25/2011
     Mainstream Support End Date: 4/12/2016
     Extended Support End Date: 4/13/2021

As long as they are not expecting to be able to view them inside Lync that this should work. As I said earlier you can share files via Lync as long as that capability is enabled.
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Thanks for your patience, i wish I could phone to discuss !
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Hi I think he will be will using video conferencing etc

Money is not an object but don't want to waste $ either, but time is important to him.
Considering these offerings:
https://products.office.com/en-us/Lync/meeting-software-compare-lync-plans
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I believe that your original question has been answered. if you would be so kind as yo mark this as answered and award the points I would be grateful.
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