How to get SEFAutil running?

(Feb 27, 2013 – The Lync 2013 ResKit, which includes a new version of SefaUtil, is available here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36821) (Updated with pointer to UCMA 3.0 documentation and also only describing using SEFAutil on a dedicated server. We recommend installing trusted applications on dedicated servers. However using Lync Server Management Shell cmdlets you can configure CsTrustedApplicationPool…


Launching Lync Web App

Lync Web App is a new Silverlight based web browser client that allows participants to join meetings hosted on Microsoft Lync Server 2010. It is primarily used by users that do not have Lync 2010 installed. A user initiates the meeting join process by clicking the Join Online Meeting link in the meeting invite or…


Photo Experience

In case you’re not following NextHop (shame on you in that case ) they posted an article I wrote on the Photo Experience in Lync – http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2010/11/22/microsoft-lync-2010-photo-experience.aspx


TechEd Europe 2010

I was fortunate enough to attend TechEd Europe 2010 last week in Berlin and spend some time in the booth demo’ing and trying to answer questions from the delegates. I had a couple of questions I needed to do some more research on and I’m posting the answers here: If you have configured Music on…


What to do if you are too popular?

I’m not talking about having too many friends on Facebook, too many connections on LinkedIn or too many followers on Twitter. I’m talking about the real deal – too many watchers – that is too many people watching or subscribing to your presence information. If you are very popular other Microsoft Lync 2010 users might…


Bandwidth Management and alternate path

In Microsoft Lync Server you can configure bandwidth management such that media can use an alternate path, if adequate bandwidth is not available in primary path. It is done using the Set-CsNetworkRegion cmdlet and the boolean parameters AudioAlternatePath and VideoAlternatePath. The alternate path is via any deployed A/V Edges and the Internet. In a topology…


What is Pas?

You might have seen the event with id 32113 from LS User Services informing that “Pas with FQDN: x.y.z has been detected up” and wondered what Pas is? Pas or PAS stands for Presence Agent Server and is the component of the Lync Server handling presence logic and traffic. Some of the tasks performed by…


AutoInitiateContacts

My colleague Thomas Binder drew my attention to this feature. Microsoft Lync  2010 includes the ability to automatically populate the Frequent Contacts list with members from your team. The feature is controlled by the AutoInitiateContacts parameter in the CsPrivacyConfiguration. The default value is True. The parameter is transferred to the client using in-band provisioning in…


MWI from Exchange 2010 SP1 UM to Lync 2010

I was planning to write a post on how Exchange 2010 SP1 UM is able to send Message Waiting Indicator (MWI) to Lync 2010, but then I discovered that this is already covered in great detail in the Exchange 2010 SP1 documentation. What I will add to the description is a little more how it…