Microsoft Unites Skype and Lync but Cisco Protests

Microsoft Unites Skype and Lync, Cisco Protests - Software -: In an email, a Microsoft representative said the company had "no specific date to share" for future Skype-Lync updates, such as support for video chats. Microsoft had previously suggested that video would be added by mid-2014, though a Wednesday post on the Skype blog says the feature will be the "next priority." During Cisco's court appearance, meanwhile, attorneys for the networking giant argued that Lync -- which is used by more than 90 of the Fortune Global 100, according to Microsoft -- should never have been allowed under the same roof as Skype. Cisco's lawyers maintain the merger gives Lync an unfair advantagebecause the EU approved the deal without subjecting Microsoft to any concessions -- such as some amount of guaranteed interoperability with Cisco's Telepresence products.(read more at link above)

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