Welcome to the New Lync Team Blog!

We have found our new home on TechNet!  This blog is still your source for great information on all Lync Client products directly from the Lync Client engineering team.  All the articles that were hosted on our old blog site have been migrated over so you can find and reference that content.  Expect new articles…

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Scheduling an Office Communicator Conference Call from Outlook

With the Office Communicator and the Conferencing Add-in for Outlook, you can schedule a VoIP conference call well in advance, and join the call using Microsoft Office Communicator. First things first, there’s some one-time prep work: You’ll need Office Communicator (of course), and it’s a good idea to have it running and signed in so…

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Adding Extensibility to the Office Communicator 2007 PE "Quick Dial" Feature

Office Communicator 2007 PE provides the convenience of “off hook” dialing for its users that are using the Tanjay VOIP phone. This feature allows Tanjay users to enter a phone number or extension that they want to dial quickly from the Tanjay’s keypad while the phone’s speakerphone option is enabled or when the Tanjay’s handset…

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Show and Tell

Power of Screen Sharing at your fingertips…. literally! “Paul:   Hey Robin, can you take a quick look at this slide deck for our presentation tomorrow? Robin:   Sure. Have you emailed it to me already? Paul:     No. It’s on our team’s intranet site. Robin:   Sorry Paul – I am at a customer’s. I don’t have access to corporate…

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R2 packs more than its name!

It’s here!  About a year and a half after delivering Office Communicator 2007, we proudly completed the development on Office Communicator 2007 R2 recently. But just don’t go by the name. R2 really does pack a lot of punch and excitement over its predecessor. I’ll provide a brief overview of some of the features and…

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Call Delegation

Call delegation functionality is supported by PBX’es via Shared Lines or Bridged Line Appearance – wherein incoming calls to the boss would ring both boss’s phone and his/her delegate’s (e.g. assistant’s) phone; and the delegate can make outbound calls, using the shared line, such that the call would appear as call from the boss. This…

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Communicator “14” Online Meetings

Running late to a meeting? Need to attend an important meeting when working from home? Joining a meeting while travelling? Need collaboration and coordination across distributed teams? Welcome to Online Meetings – the next generation web conferencing from Microsoft! Online meetings enable remote participants to join a meeting from anywhere using a computer or a…

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What is the “Server URL” field in Communicator Mobile (CoMo) for Nokia?

After installing the CoMo for Nokia client, the first thing you need to do to successfully sign-in is to get the configuration settings fields correct in the settings dialog.  We’ve received a number of questions on what value should be used for the “Server URL” configuration field. Many people do not know what to enter…

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Message Waiting Indication and Access to Unified Voicemail on Communicator Mobile (CoMo) for Nokia

This blog will explain how the Message Waiting indicator (MWI) works and how end-user can access their enterprise voice mails from CoMo for Nokia and prerequisites for these features to work properly. CoMo for Nokia client can receive notification of unread voice mail count or in other words offers MWI feature, the unread voice mail…

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Microsoft Lync 2010 Accessibility

Introduction Accessibility was an important consideration we put our efforts into during Lync 2010 development. In addition to helping our customers with disabilities, these improvements also bring about broad usability enhancements in the product. We have made improvements in almost all accessibility areas (keyboard navigation, high dpi, high contrast, shortcut keys, global hotkeys, focus indication…

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