Lync Mobile On Display!

The next version of Windows Phone – codenamed “Mango” was shown at TechEd this week. Paul Bryan wrote a blog entry about it on the Windows Phone Blog. He said very little about Lync Mobile in his post, but luckily, there are videos of what was shown. Check out Windows Phone: What’s New? The Lync…

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Exchange 2010 Upgrade – Cheap and Easy

Lots of you have been asking me about Exchange 2010 upgrades… This just in from TechEd North America 2011: “To help streamline the upgrade process to Exchange 2010 from Exchange 2003 or 2007, Binary Tree, a leading provider of software solutions for migrating to the Microsoft platform, is offering a special promotion on its Exchange…

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Lync HOLO (Hands-On Lab Online) – FREE TRAINING!

What is a hands-on-lab online (HOLO): This isn’t your typical IT class. A hands-on lab online is an invite only event that combines LiveMeeting with a virtual lab. Attendees and presenters login from anywhere. Attendees watch a brief LiveMeeting presentation, then spend most of the time getting hands-on experience working through all, or just self-selected…

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InfoWorld – Microsoft Lync 2010: Unified Communications Comes of Age

It’s the top story on the InfoWorld homepage. Check it out! My favorite quote: “Lync gives me more control over voice communications than my PBX, and it handles video better than my break-the-bank videoconferencing system. It pays attention to privacy, provides ways to separate my private life from work, and reduces the requirement to work…

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CEBP – Communications Enabled Business Processes

What is CEBP??? It is the ability to embed unified communications capabilities such as e-mail, instant messaging, telephony, video, conferencing, and application sharing into day-to-day business processes and line of business applications. This enables a richer contextual collaboration among people, cuts human latency through real-time communications, and extends the reach of applications to phones and…

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Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Web Scheduler

I missed this!! Last week, we released the Lync Web Scheduler. It is a resource kit tool for Microsoft® Lync Server 2010, providing a Web-based alternative to the add-in for the Microsoft Office Outlook® messaging and collaboration client for the purpose of scheduling a meeting using Lync Server 2010. It also provides a browser-based conference…

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Lync 2010 Client Virtualization White Paper – RTW

The Lync 2010 client virtualization white paper was released to the web (RTW) today. This document describes the supported functionality, environments, tools, limitations, and outlines a series of best practice recommendations for running the Microsoft® Lync™ 2010 communications software client in a virtualized environment. An official support statement (KB article) will be coming soon. It…

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Exchange ActiveSync Logo Program

Managing mobile devices just got easier, with the Exchange ActiveSync Logo Program. Rather than rehash what others are saying, check out these resources: Julia White’s announcement on the UC Blog Ian Hameroff’s announcement on the Exchange Partner Blog Greg Smiley’s announcement on the Exchange Team Blog Program details for the IT Pro on TechNet

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Lync 2010 Stress and Performance Tool

Have you heard of Exchange Load Generator? It’s a simulation tool to measure the impact of MAPI, OWA, IMAP, POP, and SMTP clients on Exchange servers. Basically, you can see if your planned Exchange infrastructure will stand up to the expected day-to-day beating… Well, we released a similar tool for Lync Server 2010! Meet the…

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Lync 2010 Voice Quality App for Windows Phone 7

Do you: have problems analyzing the QoE (Quality of Experience) reports in Lync 2010? have to spend time finding information on the various QoE parameters? have to spend time finding out the acceptable ranges for various QoE parameters? If the answer to any of the above questions is YES and you agree to the fact…

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