Voice routing to support PSTN re-routing

In a previous post I discussed how the policies related to PSTN re-routing and bandwidth policy override worked. In this post I’ll use the same setup and describe how to configure voice routing to support PSTN re-rerouting. I will assume that the calling user is allowed PSTN re-routing by policy and that Alice has been…


Media Bypass

Media Bypass is a new feature in Lync 2010 enabling media to flow directly between clients and PSTN gateways. The basic concept is that the client and the Mediation Server exchanges BypassId’s and if the Id’s match each other media bypass is possible, but not guaranteed (as I’ll discuss later). The BypassId’s are assigned either…


Lync cannot verify that the server is trusted for your sign-in address

In most environments you won’t see this, but depending on your infrastructure you might get a prompt when signing in to Lync similar to the one in the picture below. You might be asking yourself why do I get this prompt? Background Microsoft Lync 2010 adds enhanced trust checking when connecting to automatically discovered servers…


Grant-CsSetupPermission and Grant-CsOuPermission

You might have wondered exactly which Active Directory permissions the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 PowerShell cmdlets Grant-CsSetupPermission and Grant-CsOuPermission grants which Active Directory group? If so, I hope the following post will stop your wondering. At the end of this post is a table showing the content of each Active Directory property set referenced in…


Where is my localized device update?

This post is written by my colleague Thomas Binder. With the recent release of the first updates for Lync Server 2010 and all clients for Lync, it is probably the first time you update your new Lync devices (for details on the update process please refer to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg182592.aspx ). While for the Polycom CX700 and…


Location information based on Wireless Access Point

Microsoft Lync 2010 is able to use the Wireless Access Point, a laptop is connected to, as the key to show your location. The client sends the so called Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSID), which can be seen as an identifier for the wireless access point, to the Location Information Service (LIS) and it will…


Good news for users of location information in Lync 2010

Yesterday we released Cumulative Update 1 (CU1)  for Lync 2010 and it includes very good news for users of location information in Lync 2010, especially for deployments outside of the United States. Prior to CU1 location information loaded into the Location Information Service (LIS) in Lync Server 2010 had to be validated against the Master…


MEDIA – 000 – Global health performance monitor counter

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 includes a range of performance monitor counters showing the health and performance of the system. One of the counters is MEDIA – 000 – Global health counter in the group LS:MEDIA – 00 – Operations. The counter indicates the Global health of the media stack and it can take 5 values: …