April 2012 Meeting Notes

April METC:

VoiceThread: Create and share dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos -- basically anything there is to talk about. You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen. VoiceThread takes your conversations to the next level, capturing your presence, not just your comments. Anyone can join the discussion from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC -- anytime, anywhere.
Stunningly simple and accessible, VoiceThread is already in use by architects, executives, kindergartners, professors, and engineers around the world. More than 25% of the top Universities in the U.S. use VoiceThread to connect and communicate around digital media.

Lync: Microsoft® Lync® is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform. With Lync, users can keep track of their contacts’ availability; send an IM; start or join an audio, video, or web conference; or make a phone call—all through a consistent, familiar interface.  Lync is built to fully integrate with Microsoft Office. The Microsoft Lync 2010 desktop client is available for Windows <http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/lync/>  and for Mac <http://www.microsoft.com/mac/enterprise/lync>  and mobile versions <http://lync.microsoft.com/en-us/what-is-lync/Pages/what-is-lync.aspx?Title=mobile-apps&tabID=4&itemID=4>  are available for Windows Phone, iPhone/iPad, and Android devices.