Lync 2010 Client Authentication

Users have multiple options for login into Lync Server 2010. Users can use Lync 2010, Lync Web App, Lync Mobile, browser connecting to the simple URLs, and Lync Attendee. Each of these clients uses different protocols when authenticating the user to Lync Server. This article dives into the details of how each of these clients…

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System Center Advisor for Lync Server 2010

We’re excited to announce that System Center Advisor is now available for Lync! Not familiar with System Center Advisor? Let’s start with some background. System Center Advisor is a cloud service that enables IT pros to assess their server configuration and proactively avoid problems, while helping support staff to resolve issues faster by accessing current…

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Lync Server 2013: Using the DatabasePathMap Parameter to Deploy Databases

By design, the Lync Server 2013 Deployment Wizard installs databases and log files in locations based on program logic that determines the optimal placement for a typical Lync Server environment. But what if your deployment requirements are unique and you need databases and log files in specific locations? Database administrators can use the Lync Server…

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Configuring Reverse Proxy for Lync Server 2010 Mobility

This article discusses a possible solution for a problem commonly called hair-pinning. Hair-pinning can occur when a request is made by an internal Lync mobile client — in a Lync Server 2010 environments with Lync Mobility Service deployed and enabled for both internal and external users. The solution provided in this article applies to the…

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Interview with a Lync Pro: Mike Stacy

The Microsoft Lync Server technical community is full of knowledgeable IT professionals that work tirelessly to share their wealth of experience and expertise with the world. They blog, tweet, deliver presentations and answer questions in the forums to help foster expert knowledge for administrators and IT Pros in every corner of the globe. In mid-2011,…

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Microsoft Releases Support Guidance for Lync 2010 on Windows 8 Clients and Lync Server 2010 on Windows Server 2012

This Microsoft Support article describes the supportability for Microsoft Lync 2010 clients on Windows 8 client systems and for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 server roles on Windows Server 2012. Be advised, the following scenarios are currently not supported on a Windows Server 2012 operating system: Upgrading the operating system to Windows Server 2012 for an…

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Lync Server Autodiscover and the Lync Windows Store App

Autodiscover, also known by the Domain Name System (DNS) record Lyncdiscover.<domain name> and Lyncdiscoverinternal.<domain name>, provides a way for client applications to locate resources, such as the user’s home pool and request web tickets. Autodiscover is not new to Lync Server. Lync Server 2010 Cumulative Update: November 2011 introduced the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Autodiscover…

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Lync Online: OneNote and PowerPoint Sharing Features

Check out these two new articles about Lync Online sharing features on the Office 365 Technical Blog. Author: Alexandra Lise Publication date: November 6, 2012 Product version: Lync Online Lync Online: PowerPoint Sharing Feature Using Lync and PowerPoint, an Office 365 user can give PowerPoint presentations, record them, and work collaboratively on PowerPoint slides during…


LyncMD: Troubleshooting Lync Server 2010 Application Sharing – Internal and Remote Scenarios

The Microsoft Support Team works around the clock to assist customers in troubleshooting issues with Lync Server. In each article in this NextHop series, senior Microsoft Support engineers walk you through a real-life support case, giving an insider’s view into the systematic approach they use to troubleshoot the issue. These incidents are picked based on…

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Lync Online: Microsoft Support Releases Two Troubleshooting Articles

Microsoft Support has released two troubleshooting articles for Lync Online. Author: Darrin Hanson, Microsoft Technical Readiness Engineer Publication Date: November 2, 2012 Product versions: Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise preview, Microsoft Office 365 Small Business Premium preview, Microsoft Lync Online preview, Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises, Microsoft Ofice 365 for small businesses, Microsoft Office 365 for…