Microsoft’s Q3 2013 results were published on April 18th. Revenue came in just under expectations at $20.49 billion but it beat expectation with an earnings per share of $0.72.
On the Lync front, from the earnings call (my emphasis):
“In terms of our productivity server offerings, we continued to see strength with Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync, each growing double digits. Specifically, Lync revenue grew over 30% again this quarter, with excitement around the platform continuing to grow. Ninety of the Fortune 100 companies are now using Lync, and there are more than 5 million seats of enterprise voice deployed. At our Lync 2013 conference in February, we announced that Lync and Skype connectivity for presence, instant messaging and voice will be available to all Lync users by the end of June. Connecting these audiences is a key milestone as we deliver on the promise of truly unified communications.”
So it seems the momentum of Lync continues to grow. With federation becoming increasingly important the fact that such a high proportion of Enterprises are using Lync is important, and the 5 million EV seats is good to see too. Now we are getting underway with the new features in Lync Server 2013 I’m sure it’s a trend that is set to continue.