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…

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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.  …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Microsoft Lync-Skype connectivity v2 – Adds Video and More

Abstract: Hopefully you all saw the news that, during his keynote at this year’s Lync Conference in Las Vegas, Derek Burney gave the first public demonstration of video calling between Lync and Skype! This article describes the improvements and new features, which include Video calling, Enterprise-grade security, and Wide-band Audio with SILK. Author: Carl Olivier,…

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Top Solutions Site from Microsoft Support Updated

The Microsoft Support folks have been busy updating the Top Solutions blog to include solutions to the most common issues experienced by customers. You can view the site here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/topsupportsolutions/ To view support solutions by product, use the following links: Top Support Solutions for Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Top Support Solutions for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Top…

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Managing Large and Structured Meetings with Lync 2010 whitepaper now available for download

AbstractMicrosoft Lync Server 2010 and the Microsoft Lync 2010 desktop client are very capable collaboration tools easily handling meetings between several online parties. Microsoft Lync 2010 is also able to handle larger meetings. However, to hold a successful larger meeting one will need to adopt a structured approach for the meeting and plan ahead to…

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