Lync Server 2010 RC Released

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Big news! The Release Candidate (RC) of Lync Server 2010 has been released today and is available for download at Microsoft Download: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 RC.

Lync Server 2010 seems to be the new name for, what was previously known as Communications Server β€œ14” (codename). The latest generation of the Office Communications Server product suite from Microsoft.

It’s not official from Microsoft yet, but several tweets and a blog post from ZDNET indicate this already, plus Microsoft already made the name available at Microsoft Download and on the TechNet blogs.

The Planning Tool is also available as download.

To get an overview over what’s now in CS "14" Lync server, there’s a series of videos available.