The DrRez blog, community channel for the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit and Lync Server 2010 technical reference articles is retiring. All articles currently posted to the DrRez blog will migrate to NextHop in April 2013. Lync Server 2013 technical reference content will be available later this spring in the Lync Server 2013 Technical Library.
Author: Susan S. Bradley, Microsoft Senior Content Project Manager
Publication date: March 27, 2013
Product version: Lync Server 2010
It is with some sadness that we are announcing the retirement of the DrRez blog, which launched in June 2010 for the primary purpose of showcasing the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit and the secondary purpose of creating a community channel for a continuing stream of Lync Server technical reference articles.
All articles currently posted to the DrRez blog will migrate to NextHop in April 2013. Lync Server 2013 technical reference content will be available later this spring in the Lync Server 2013 Technical Library.
In closing this chapter of our community content strategy, we are proud to say that as of February 2013, the DrRez blog ranks in the top 4% of all Microsoft TechNet blogs and has garnered nearly 500,000 page views since its launch.
In addition, downloads of Resource Kit chapters reached 250,000 in February 2013, well exceeding sales of previous versions of the print book. Our strategy to make the Lync Server Resource Kit available to customers at no cost was clearly the right approach.
We can’t say goodbye without thanking the cast of dedicated writers, technical reviewers, and editors that made the DrRez blog a trusted channel of Lync deep-dive, technical reference content. Without these folks, our dream to create and sustain this important channel could not have become a reality:
Andreas Strebel, Andrew Sniderman, Bernd Ott, Brandon Bernier, Brandon Taylor, Brian R. Ricks, Byron Spurlock, Chris Norman, Cindy Kwan, Curtis Johnstone, Dhigha Sekaran, Dustin Hannifin, Faruk Celik, Francois Doremieux, Frédéric Dubut, Geoff Clark, Hong Sodoma, Indranil Dutta, Janet Lowen, Jared Gradle, Jeff Schertz, Jerome Bernier, Jim Bradley, John Johnson, Kangmo Kim, Keith Hanna, Kelly Fuller Blue, Kent Tilger, Kurt De Ding, Lei Hua, Michele Martin, Mike Adkins, Mike Sneeringer, Mike Wood, Mitch Duncan, Namendra Kumar, Okan Gurer, Paul Adams, Philipp Beck, Rahul Indurkar, Riccardo Trocca, Rick Kingslan, Rick Varvel, Rob Pittfield, Roy Kuntz, Rui Maximo, Sam Gantner, Sankaran Narayanan, Sasa Juratovic, Scott Stubberfield, Seth Paul, Stéphane Cavin, Subbu Chandrasekaran, Susan S. Bradley, Taimoor Husain, Tarang Mittal, Thomas Binder, Tommy Larsson, Tonino Filipovic, Tracy Zheng, Vassili Kaplan, Wajih Yahyaoui, and Wayne Filin-Matthews.
And because the DrRez blog began as a vehicle for the delivery of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit, we also want to acknowledge the tremendous effort of the writers, technical reviewers, and editors who created the Resource Kit:
Abdul Waraich, Ahmet Gyger, Ajay Chitturi, Ajit Kalele, Alex Hehmeyer, Alexandra Lise, Amey Parandekar, Antti Kiviniemi, Arish Alreja, Benjamin Chau, Bernd Ott, Brandon Bernier, Brandon Taylor, Brian R. Ricks, Byron Spurlock, Cameron Parker, Chris Eagan, Cindy Kwan, Conal Walsh, Dave Grob, Hong Sodoma, Dave Howe, Dustin Hannifin, Duy Tran, Edwin Young, Frédéric Dubut, Gang Peng, Gennady Kostinsky, Geoff Clark, Greg Anthony, Hao Yan, Humayun Khan, Indranil Dutta, Jamie Stark, Jared Gradle, Jason Bubolz, Jeffery Reed, Jens Trier Rasmussen, Jerome Berniere, Jim Bradley, Joe Schaeffer, Josh Marshak, Kam Toor, Kate Gleeson, Katrina Purcell, Kaushal Mehta, Keith Hanna, Kelly Fuller Blue, Ken Araujo, Kent Tilger, Kurt De Ding, Lei Hua, Lekshmi Menon, Ling Cao, Mahendra Sekaran, Mark Stafford, Marta Luis Burguete, Mei Lu, Michele Martin, Mike Sneeringer, Moustafa Noureddine, Neil Deason, Nick Smith, Oscar Antezana Chavez, Patrick Kelley, Paul Adams, Paul Brombley, Phillip Beck, Prasad Thota, Premal Gandhi, Radu Constantinescu, Ramesh Narayanan, Randy Wintle, Rick Kingslan. Rob Pittfield, Rob Young, Robbie Bikdash, Roy Kuntz, Rui Maximo, Sam Gantner, Samantha Woogerd, Satya Kondepudi, Seth Paul, Stefan Plizga, Stephane Cavin, Thomas Laciano, Stephen Wong, Steve Wood, Steven van Houttum, Stuart Birkett, Subbu Chandrasekaran, Susan S. Bradley, Taimoor Husain, Tarang Mittal, Thomas Lee, Tin Fan, Tom Laciano, Tony Bell, Tracy Zheng, Vassili Kaplan, Venkat Addanki, Vincent Valdez, Wei Zhong, Weiming Shen, William Looney, Xu Liu, and Yong Zhang.
Please join me in extending a big THANK YOU to all these great folks in the Comments below. We hope you have benefited from the information presented on the DrRez blog and look forward to connecting with you on NextHop.