Tabbed conversations in Lync 2010

Microsoft introduced a new feature recently, a very nice one if you ask me.

As tabbed browsing was already introduced with Internet Explorer for a long time, now it has been added as a feature into the Lync 2010 client; tabbed conversations. It looks good:
Tabbed Conversations for Lync 2010

This feature can be used by installing a separate application from microsoft, download it here.

Although it looks nice, it also has some downsides:

  • although it’s a Lync feature, a separate download and installation is needed.
  • As it is a separate application, it need to be started in parallel with the Lync client. The application “catches” new chat-, video- and call-windows form Lync, add them to the “tabbed window” and close the original lync window. Not th├ít nice, if you ask me.
  • It will pop up as a separate icon in the task bar, instead of a nice Lync window/icon. However, combined with the “compatibility trick“, it’s not that bad.

Hopefully this feature will be integrated in Lync 2010 with one of the next client updates.


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