Appear Offline in Lync and other Customizations

Question: Is It Possible To Appear Offline In Lync? Answer: yes In previous releases of Office Communication Server, like 2007 and 2007 R2, you could use Group Policies, to add and change the value of a registry DWORD value called “EnableAppearOffline” to 1, but now in Lync this is not necessary anymore since Lync enables…

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Lync and Private Line

There are a lot of new features available in Lync, and one of them is called “Private Telephone Lines”. A complete review of this feature can be found in this TechNet article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg412728.aspx I was eager to test this feature, maybe because in the article it stated that Private telephone lines can only be configured…

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Stored Procedures and Lync

After upgrading my demo environment from Lync RC to Lync RTM, I found that my monitoring server role displayed the following error when trying to go to the dashboard … Thanks to Wesley B, I was able to fix the error by running the suggested Stored Procedures Opened SQL Management Studios, drilled down to LcsCDR,…

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RBAC in Lync: Who can do What on Which Objects?

  I love Exchange, and I was pretty impressed when I was first introduced to Role Based Access Control in Exchange, since it finally made it possible for an administrator to delegate control as one would want to delegate control. With the release of Lync, it’s time to see how Lync embraces Role Based Access…

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Using Remote PowerShell to connect to Lync

It is possible to manage Lync remotely using the wonderful world of Remote Powershell. Here’s a short overview of using Remote PowerShell to connect to Lync. Prerequisites Your client machine from where you want to connect to Lync, must have: Windows PowerShell v2.0 NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 Windows Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0 Connecting…

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Join us and explore Microsoft Lync 2010 – The next generation of communications server

  Microsoft Lync Server 2010 ushers in a new connected user experience transforming every communication into an interaction that is more collaborative, engaging, and accessible from anywhere. Join Annelies Bulkens, Johan Delimon, and Dirk Gullentops at one of the roadshow locations and explore what’s new in Lync 2010. During this half day event we will…

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Creating a Response Group in Lync

It’s been a while since I have been able to blog…but now TechEd is done, and we have launched Lync here in Belgium, so time to blog what I have shown in Berlin for TechEd, and during the Launch. First thing I want to blog about, is the enhancements that have been done to the…

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Looking for Lync Documentation

Looking for documentation on Lync? Hope these links can help you out… Microsoft Lync Server 2010 (Release Candidate) Lab Deployment Guide o A step-by-step, how-to document you can use to install a Microsoft Lync Server 2010 (Release Candidate) Standard Edition server, along with an Edge Server. This document is suited to lab and product evaluation…

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Troubleshooting Lync-Exchange OWA Integration

Received a lot of feedback on one of my previous blog posts, on how to configure Lync RC and Exchange to enable OWA as a Lync Endpoint: Configuring Lync RC and Exchange 2010 Sp1 to Enable OWA as a Lync Endpoint And it seems a lot of you are experiencing the same problem I had…

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