Using IIS ARR as a Reverse Proxy for Lync Server 2013

With Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 now discontinued, we sought a suitable reverse proxy solution that works with Lync Server. With the release of Windows Server 2008, it is now possible to add an optional component called IIS Application Request Routing (ARR) 2.5 to the Internet Information Services (IIS) role. This component enables IIS…

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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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Update: Microsoft Lync 2013 in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Hi everyone, I’m Tarek Radi, a senior program manager on the Microsoft Lync partner and customer engineering team. I’m excited to give you a quick glimpse of how Lync 2013 delivers enterprise grade, real-time audio and video communication in a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment, either from your thin clients, or from your thick clients……

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Lync for Mac 14.0.5

This article describes a number of new customer requested fixes and enhancements to the latest version of Microsoft Lync for Mac 14.0.5.  Author: Terry Adams, Microsoft Program Manager Published: June 7, 2013 Product version: Lync for Mac 14.0.5 With the release of Lync for Mac 14.0.5, many outstanding customer requests are now addressed. Following are…

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Enabling Lync Media to Bypass a VPN Tunnel

NOTE: As part of the Skype Operations Framework, Microsoft has released practical guidance on how to implement VPN Split Tunnel for Skype for Business Online. You can download the document here. Many organizations utilize Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to secure traffic when users are outside the corporate network. VPNs have numerous security benefits, but they…

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Lync Firewall Rules Viewer

Determining which ports to open and what direction to allow Lync Server 2010 traffic to travel through your firewalls is an important task. Lync administrators need to determine firewall rules and provide this information to their security administrator counterparts. Although this information is readily available from Microsoft Lync Server 2010 product documentation library, the Lync…

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Microsoft Lync 2010 Photo Experience

Microsoft Lync 2010 uses photos to enhance the user experience when displaying the contact card. This article explains how you can manage the use of photos and how they are downloaded to clients. Author:  Jens Trier Rasmussen Publication date: November 2010 Product version: Lync Server 2010, Lync 2010 Microsoft Lync 2010 introduces the use of…

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The New Lync Connectivity Analyzer

We are excited to announce the new Microsoft Lync Connectivity Analyzer. This tool will help Lync administrators determine whether the deployment and configuration of their on-premises Lync Server environment meets the requirements to support connections from Lync Windows Store app and Lync mobile apps. Author: Phillip Garding, Microsoft Senior Program Manager Contributors: Rama Krishna Pagadala, Premal…

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Certificate Expiration Alerting

Microsoft Lync Server and Microsoft Exchange Server utilize certificates to manage encryption and authentication. When certificates expire unexpectedly, network administrators are under pressure to resolve the problem quickly. Fortunately, most trusted Certificate Providers inform customers by email before certificates expire. But what happens when certificates are issued by an internal Microsoft Windows Certification Authority? If…

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Troubleshooting External Lync Mobility Connectivity Issues Step-by-Step

This article provides step-by-step troubleshooting for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 connectivity issues for external users with mobile devices. This article assumes that Lync Server 2010 Mobility Service and Lync Server 2010 Autodiscover Service are successfully deployed and internal users are able to connect using the Lync 2010 mobile client. It assumes that Lync Server clients can successfully…

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