Skype for Business and Lync 2013 Memory Usage

Skype for Business and Lync 2013 clients manage memory differently than previous client versions. This article describes the design change, how it impacts client performance, and how it affects the memory footprint. For purposes of this article, the term “Lync 2013” relates to Lync 2013 and Skype   Business clients. At the time of this writing,… Read more

AllowSavePassword Group Policy setting for Skype for Business or Lync 2013

We recently discovered an issue with the with the Lync 2013\Skype for Business GPO (Group Policy Object) that controls a user’s ability to save their password. The Group Policy setting in question is SavePassword and is used to control the ability to prevent users from checking the “Save my password” box. Prior to this update,… Read more

It's time for the NextHop!

The Skype for Business Serviceability team is pleased to announce the return of NextHop! Lync has experienced a great deal of growth and change over the past year, becoming Skype for Business along the way. Just this month we released several new features, including Skype Meeting Broadcast, PSTN Conferencing and Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling. With all of these exciting new… Read more

Lync 2010 Windows desktop client is now officially supported in Lync hybrid deployments

We received a lot of questions about, and requests for, support for Lync 2010 Windows desktop client in a Lync hybrid deployment. After a round of testing, we are happy to announce that the Lync 2010 Windows desktop client is now officially supported for Lync users in a hybrid deployment, including users that are homed in… Read more

New certificate revocation list (CRL) endpoint for Lync Online and Lync hybrid deployments

Original post here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/lync/archive/2014/04/16/update-your-firewall-now-with-this-new-crl-endpoint.aspx The Lync team has recently discovered additional steps for Lync Online admins to take to ensure smooth service performance. This applies to Lync Online tenants, and hybrid deployments where some users are homed in Lync Online after being moved from a Lync Server on-premises deployment. As a result of the recent… Read more

Configuring PfSense as a Reverse Proxy for Lync Web Services

Abstract: Lync Server Web Services are published on Internet via Reverse Proxy. In this article I will show how to configure PfSense (free Firewall solution based on Debian OS) to ask as Reverse Proxy for Lync Server 2010 and Lync Server 2013. Important: This configuration is not a solution that is officially supported by Microsoft.  … Read more

Announcing the Release of the Lync Server 2013 On-Premises Architectures Poster

Author: Ken Withee, Sr. Technical Writer for Lync Server The Lync Server 2013 On-Premises Architectures poster is designed to provide architectural guidance for planning and deployment. The poster contains information about common components of Lync Server, terminology used when planning a deployment, new features, server roles, and an installation overview. In addition the poster contains… Read more

Demo Scripts for Using Remote Windows PowerShell to Manage Office 365 Now Available

A set of sample scripts that enable users to explore the use of remote Windows PowerShell as a tool for managing Office 365 in general, and Lync Online in particular, are now available on the Microsoft Download Center. Author: Barry Castle, Sr. Product Marketing Manager  Reviewer: Greg Stemp, Sr. Content Developer Product: Lync Online, Office… Read more

Virtualization and Stress Testing White Papers for Lync Server 2013 Now Available for Download

Author: Chris Dragich, Sr. Technical Writer, Lync Server Product version: Lync Server 2013   Microsoft has released two new white papers for Lync Server 2013 The Lync Server 2013 Virtualization White Paper provides guidance for planning a Lync Server deployment on virtual servers. As a real-time application, Lync Server requires careful planning when deployed on… Read more

Configuring Reverse Proxy Access to Microsoft Lync Server 2013 using KEMP LoadMaster

Preface Lync servers provide both local and remote access to enterprise Unified Messaging and Voice workloads such as IM, Conferencing, Voice calls and Application Sharing. When it comes to remotely accessing workloads such as Join a meeting, find local dial-in phone numbers, access to address book and meeting content such as PowerPoint presentations, a reverse… Read more