Using Lync 2010 client against Lync 2013 server and high-resolution photos from Exchange 2013

Imagine a scenario where Alice is homed on a Lync 2013 server, but has never signed in with the Lync 2013 client. Alice has an Exchange 2013 mailbox and she has loaded a high-resolution photo via Exchange 2013 OWA. Will other users in the company, using the Lync 2013 client, see Alice’s high-resolution photo in…


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…


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…


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…