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Headsets Qualified For Microsoft Lync (Skype for Business)

Microsoft Lync

Microsoft Lync Server is a unified communications platform that provides a rich collaborative experience. All telephone communications are made via Microsoft Lync Server. This is is an enterprise real-time communications server. Calls are made using VoIP.

Because the basic phone call mechanism is VoIP, the end-user interface can be both VoIP based telephones and softphones. The major softphone employed is the Microsoft Lync client application released with Lync Server.

For headsets that suit Lync approved telephones look under the particular phone brand name.

This page provides details of headsets that are qualified for use on Microsoft Lync. These headsets carry the Optimised For Microsoft Lync Logo.

To be granted the Optimised for Microsoft Lync status, headsets must be tested to provide:

Lync User Experience

  • Plug and play Once connected, a device registers on Lync server and is ready to use
  • First Run Experience Automatic detection of a device with a direct link to user guide and other useful tools and documentation
  • Mute/Unmute Across PC and device
  • Device Audio quality No echo or excessive glitches, echo cancellation across devices, wideband / Microsoft media platform with RT audio
  • Anti-flicker For webcams (global powerline frequency)

Administrator Experience

  • TSANet Device makers and Microsoft participate in common support infrastructure (TSANet) for rapid resolution of support tickets
  • Firmware Updates Fixes remote software update and contractual SLA for hardware updates

Microsoft Certified Headset Partners

These major headset manufacturers are Microsoft Development Partners. They manufacture a range of Optimized for Microsoft Lync products:

  • Plantronics
  • Jabra
  • Sennheiser

Many of these products have Microsoft Lync Call Control integrated into them.

Headsets Optimised For Microsoft Lync ( Skype for Business)

To work with the Microsoft Lync client, a headset must connect to your computer via a USB connection. These headsets may be either corded, or wireless.

Click here to see a list of Lync qualified corded headsets.

click here to see a list of Lync qualified wireless headsets.