“Get Me a Genius!”: Make a real impact
Showcase the power of Lync. Tip #5
Stumped by a question? Make ignorance your opportunity! Find the answer from an expert—and show your people how you did it—using Lync + SharePoint.
No need to know who you’re looking for. With a skills search, you can find the expert you need and look like a hero in the process.
To do it: In Lync, start typing keywords in the Search box Click Skill and let Lync do the rest. Lync finds experts whose skills match in SharePoint. With a click, you can be connected.
It should be noted that this requires Skill Search to be configured. Lync MCM and MVP Time Harrington explains the process to get this setup at https://howdouc.blogspot.com/2010/11/enabling-skill-search-in-lync-2010.html.
You have a critical system outage and you need to find the closest engineer with the best skills to fix. You have a strategy session on a new product and you want to get colleagues skilled in product, you can do a skill search instantly inside Lync. Skill searches are fast, easy and straightforward. Users simply select the Skill option when they perform a search from Lync 2010. Users can find people based on keywords such as skills, interests, knowledge, and so on. Users can select a link within the Lync 2010 search results to display them within the native SharePoint search experience.
If you’re looking to take your Office 365 deployment to the next level, it’s well worth checking out the Office 365 Developer Training Pack . You’ll need a virtual machine which is setup as an “on-premise” server for some of the activities involved in the training. I’d strongly recommend the SharePoint 2010 Information Worker Virtual Machine for this.