UC Industry Events

Upcoming Events

Enterprise Connect 2016

March 7-10, 2015 at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

Enterprise Connect is the industry’s premier event focusing on systems, software, services, and applications for enterprise communications and collaboration. The conference presents the leading market and thought leaders, comprehensive analysis, in-depth technical sessions and the largest and broadest exhibition of communications products and services. Everything at the event is focused on one over-riding goal: to help you maximize your investments in communications and collaboration systems, services, apps and networks.

Recent Events

UC Summit 2015

November 15 – 18, 2015 at the Estancia La Jolla Resort and Spa, La Jolla, California

The UC Summit is the only channel- and consultant-focused event for the Unified Communications industry.  Covering UC applications, technologies, trends, and challenges, the UC Summit offers attendees the opportunity to learn actionable best practices, strategies and tactics from leading vendors, UC pioneers, and thought leaders. Keynotes, workshops, private focus sessions, and panel and roundtable discussions offer attendees countless options to learn, with plenty of networking opportunities. A key goal is to accelerate the adoption of Unified Communications.

Microsoft Lync Conference 2014

Marty Parker and Don Van Doren made four presentations at the Microsoft Lync Conference in February, 2014.   All of these presentations continue to be relevant, and can be accessed by using the links below.

“Top Unified Communications Applications – Now and Future”  describes the applications producing high ROI in the marketplace.  The presentation uses Microsoft case studies to illustrate the applications, but the same or similar UC applications can be also achieved with other platforms.

“Lync Business Cases: What’s Hot – What’s Not”  lays out the three ways that Unified Communications can produce high ROI.  It provides illustrations of where those opportunities can be found in your organization and how they can be analyzed and justified.  This presentation is best viewed in combination with “Top Unified Communications Applications – Now and Future.”

 “Top Real-Life Customer Configurations of Lync”  illustrates Lync deployment options that go beyond the base configurations included in the Microsoft Lync (and Skype for Business) documentation.

 “The Lync TCO Report”  is an in-depth analysis of Lync (now Skype for Business) TCO, both on-premises and in the cloud (Office 365), compared to the same options for a typical IP-PBX solution.  This presentation can be valuable in helping your organization make choices for the future.