Phone of the Day: Microsoft Lync Cisco Replacement at BP Amoco Houston, TX

You don’t hear this very often, but my friends corporation actually ditched their huge Cisco IP phone network for Microsoft Lync.  So instead of my friend having his former fully featured 7975 color display phone, BP decided to switch to one line laptop based Lync telephones.  I don’t know if the Lync phones are still connected to Call Manager for PSTN connection, but my assumption is they dumped everything Cisco, which seems like a huge waste to me. I personally prefer a hard desk phone as its more rugged, but I can’t change what some IT guy at BP wanted to do.