Rumor: All desktop telephones will be going away and everyone will have to wear headsets connected to their computer.
Reality: There will be a variety of devices, from handsets to headsets, which faculty and staff may use with Microsoft Lync. Some will connect directly to the network jack in the wall, while others will connect via USB to your desktop or laptop. There are also conference room telephones that are very similar to the devices that we currently use that will be made available.
The Telecommunications Department will be sending out additional information as the deployment of Microsoft Lync continues. The list of support devices should be released by the beginning of June, 2013.