Lync 2010 Windows desktop client is now officially supported in Lync hybrid deployments

We received a lot of questions about, and requests for, support for Lync 2010 Windows desktop client in a Lync hybrid deployment. After a round of testing, we are happy to announce that the Lync 2010 Windows desktop client is now officially supported for Lync users in a hybrid deployment, including users that are homed in… Read more

Lync Online: Lync Contact List Troubleshooting

The Microsoft Support team released the following Knowledge Base article with a solution to a Lync contact list issue. Author: Darrin Hanson, Microsoft Technical Readiness Engineer Editor: Susan S. Bradley Publication date: May 1, 2013 Product version: Lync 2013 The Microsoft Support team released the following Knowledge Base article with a solution to this issue:… Read more

Lync Online: Sign-In Troubleshooting Through ADFS with Lync 2013

The Microsoft Support team released the following Knowledge Base articles with solutions to two sign-in issues. Author: Darrin Hanson, Microsoft Technical Readiness Engineer Editor: Susan S. Bradley Publication date: May 1, 2013 Product version: Lync 2013 The Microsoft Support team released the following Knowledge Base articles with solutions to these issues: KB 2537764: Considerations for… Read more

Haiku #191

Group Policy gone? How can we go on? Oh, right: Client policies.   In case you’ve been wondering whether or not today’s going to be a good day, well, here’s your answer: no, today is not going to be a good day.   At least not here in the Seattle area. For one thing, it’s… Read more

Haiku #187

You can come in and So can you. But no, not you. Client version rules.   Well, it’s Monday, and the author of today’s haiku is home at last. OK, actually he got home late Saturday afternoon, but he never truly felt at home: after all, both Saturday and Sunday the sun was shining and… Read more

Continue an Instant Messaging Conversation

  Have you ever had a conversation with someone and later thought “Oh, I should have said this,” or “I wish I’d said that”? (True, sometimes you say “I wish I hadn’t said that,” but that’s another story.) If you’re like most of us, you tend to come up with the perfect thing to say… Read more

Haiku #159

We can rebuild it. We have the technology. Policy entries.   Well, it’s Monday, and we’re back after another typical Pacific Northwest weekend. What’s a typical Pacific Northwest weekend, you ask? Well, a typical Pacific Northwest weekend somehow manages to combine the really good with the really bad. For example, this past weekend the author… Read more

Lync Server Admin Guide: Configuring Support for Clients and Devices

  This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement.   Specify the Client Versions Supported in Your Organization   To edit the default client version policy   As a general rule, client version policies are most-easily edited by modifying the client version policy rules associated with those policies. However,… Read more

Lync Server Admin Guide: Filtering Instant Messages and Client Versions

  This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement.   Configuring Filtering for Instant Messaging (IM)   Modify the Default File Transfer Filter   To modify the default file transfer filter   To modify the default file transfer filter, use the Set-CsFileTransferFilterConfiguration cmdlet and set the Identity to global…. Read more

Working with Microsoft Lync Registry Settings

  Remember the registry? Of course you do: the registry was first introduced in Windows 3.1 and now, almost 20 years later, the registry is still very much alive and kicking. We’re the first to admit that the registry hasn’t always been the most-beloved piece of software that Microsoft ever created, but it still maintains… Read more