Today the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 documentation team released an update to the technical library, which includes a backup and restoration guide, additional wildcard certificate support information, guidance for configuring federation support for Lync Online 2010 customers, and much more!
Author: Patricia Anderson
Publication date: May 18, 2011
Product version: Lync Server 2010
Today, we released an update to the Lync Server 2010 Technical Library.
New Documentation and Tools Available
- Backing Up and Restoring Lync Server 2010 in the Operations documentation
- Wildcard Certificate Support in the Supportability documentation
- Configuring Federation Support for a Lync Online 2010 Customer in the Operations documentation
- Resource Kit Book Chapters:
Lync Adoption and Training Kit
The Lync Adoption and Training Kit provides a one-stop-shop for guidance and customizable training resources for IT Pros, HelpDesk, and Trainers.
Figure 1. The Rollout and Adoption Workbook
The Lync Adoption and Training Kit offers the following:
- A Rollout and Adoption Workbook that provides a project timeline, tasks, and supporting resources for each phase of rollout and adoption.
- Rollout and Adoption Primers, which give prescriptive guidance on how to get started with each phase, best practices, and lessons learned from Microsoft’s internal rollout of Lync.
- Rollout and Adoption Resources, including guidance on how to create an adoption team, email templates, pilot phase sign-up forms, and awareness resources, including Lync posters, table tents, and stickers.
- Customizable, rebrandable user education and training resources, including Quick Reference Cards, Short How-to Videos, Training Videos, and a customizable How-to Training Tool.
- A new Tools and Apps section, which offers buzz-worthy applications, such as IM an Expert, along with training tools, including the Lync Custom Intranet Site and the Lync How-to Training Tool.
Updates to Existing topics
Technical updates have been made to the documentation, as described in this section.
SQL Server Updates
We updated the documentation to show added support for SQL Server 2008 R2 for all databases, except Group Chat databases. For details, see Database Software and Clustering Support in the Supportability document and other sections that describe database support.
Service Pack Updates
We updated the documentation to clarify support for the software service packs and to show support for the latest service packs for all software, across all documentation.
We added information about using non-system drives for Internet Information Services (IIS) to topics across the documentation set. For details, see:
- IIS Requirements for Front End Pools and Standard Edition Servers
- Install Lync Server Administrative Tools
Multiple Forest Updates
We removed misleading multiple-forest language for Microsoft Exchange Server support. For details, see:
- Configure Unified Messaging on Microsoft Exchange
- Move Exchange Unified Messaging Contact Objects
- Move Exchange Unified Messaging Contact Objects (Office Communications Server 2007)
We updated Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) information. For details, see:
We applied several technical corrections to the Planning documentation.
For technical clarifications about supported characters in fully qualified domain names (FQDNs), see:
- Define the Topology for a Single Edge Server
- Define the Topology for a DNS Load Balanced Edge Pool
- Define the Topology for a Hardware Load Balanced Edge Pool
For information clarifying locating IIS on a non-system drive, see:
For clarification on a technical discrepancy, which shows the correct maximum number of invitations is 1 million, not 100,000, see:
For aclarification of support for public instant messaging (IM) (no conferencing support), see:
For updated wildcard and simple URL information for certificates in the reference architectures for external user access, see:
- Reference Architecture 1: Certificate Summary for Single Consolidated Edge
- Reference Architecture 2: Certificate Summary for Scaled Consolidated Edge (DNS Load Balanced)
- Reference Architecture 3: Certificate Summary for Scaled Consolidated Edge (Hardware Load Balanced)
For updated information about DNS for site resiliency at branch locations, see:
For clarified IP phone support, see:
For updated information indicating that analog fax calls are not supported through a SIP trunk, see:
We updated multiple topics. For details, see:
- Man-in-the-Middle Attack
- Security Framework for Lync Server 2010
- Encryption for Lync Server 2010
- User and Client Authentication for Lync Server 2010
- Hardening and Protecting Servers and Applications for Lync Server 2010
- Hardening and Protecting the Databases of Lync Server 2010
- Access Edge Service
- Securing Clients for Lync Server 2010
For added VIP information for hardware load balancing, see:
For updated guidance about locating Lync Server information on a non-system drive, see:
For updated FQDN information for Group Chat, see:
For updated disk information for client bootstrapping policies, see:
The DHCP option 0150 changed to 15 for deploying Lync 2010 Phone Edition. For details, see:
We added summary of migration process. For details, see:
- Summary of Migration Phases and Steps
- Summary of Office Communications Server 2007 Migration Phases and Steps
We updated Communicator interoperability information. For details, see:
We added a note about pilot FQDN. For details, see:
We added information about moving conferencing directories before decommissioning. For details, see:
We added information about an issue with Move-Cs-LegacyUser. For details, see
- Move Remaining Users to Lync Server 2010 (Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Migration)
- Move Remaining Users to Lync Server 2010 (Office Communications 2007 Migration
We removed a note about support for previous versions of Communicator Web Access. For details, see:
We removed a procedure that does not apply to previous versions. For details, see:
- Repoint Communicator Web Access to Lync Server 2010
- Repoint Communicator Web Access to Lync Server 2010 (Office Communications Server)
We removed references to conference directories. For details, see:
We fixed a code error and corrected policy descriptions. For details, see:
We moved operating and maintaining Group Chat topics out of Using the Group Chat Configuration Tool into a separate section. For details, see:
We fixed links to art for device troubleshooting. For details, see:
We changed references to ucupdate-R2 to ucupdateS-R2. For details, see:
We fixed information for port range configuration for Quality of Service (QoS). For details, see:
Windows PowerShell Updates
For New/Set-CsExternalAccessPolicy, EnablePublicCloudAudioVideoAccess parameter, we changed “True” to “False” in this sentence: When set to True, audio and video options in Lync 2010 will be disabled any time a user is communicating with a public Internet connectivity contact. For details, see:
For New/Set-CsConferencingPolicy, MaxMeetingSize parameter, we changed maximum of 250 to any whole number (250 recommended). For details, see:
For New/Set-CsConferencingConfiguration, ClientMediaPort and ClientMediaPortRange parameters, we changed information to indicate these are for legacy clients. For details, see
- Lync Server Documentation Update: April 2011
- Lync Server Documentation Update and Tools Release: March 2011
- Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Documentation for Clients: Feb 2011
- Lync Server Documentation Update: February 2011
Lync Server Resources
- Lync Server 2010 documentation in the TechNet Library
- DrRez blog
- Lync Server and Communications Server resources
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