Cumulative Update for Lync 2013: July 2013

Microsoft Support has released a cumulative update for Lync 2013, which includes the Two-factor Authentication feature, as well as new functionality for the Lync 2013 Desktop Client. Author: Tim Rich, Microsoft Technical Writer Publication date: July 29, 2013 Product version: Lync 2013 Microsoft Support has released a cumulative update for Lync 2013, which includes the…

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How Changes to Public Certification Authority Standards Will Affect You

Certificates and the public key infrastructure are complex topics, even without having to understand impending change. Changes in the request criteria and format of certificates—subject name, common name, subject alternative name—are coming in November 2015. Although this may sound like the distant future, a certificate is typically valid for 2 years. This means you need…

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Updated: Creating a Certificate Revocation List Distribution Point for Your Internal Certification Authority

Certificates rely on certification authorities to maintain an updated list of revoked certificates issued by the public key infrastructure. Certificates are revoked for a number of reasons—not all revocations are for compromised certificates or nefarious reasons. It is essential that when a computer is presented a revoked certificate, that it does not honor the certificate….

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Lync Server 2010 External User Access Security Overview

After a security audit for a new or existing Lync Server 2010 deployment, questions often arise regarding potential security risks created by giving external user access to Lync Server 2010. This article provides a high level overview and answers to the most commonly asked questions pertaining to external user access to Lync Server 2010 using…

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Certificate Authentication in Lync Server 2010 and Enterprise PKI

 NTLM, Kerberos, and TLS-DSK are the three available authentication packages for registered Lync endpoints. By default, all Lync clients and Lync telephony devices authenticate against Lync servers using the new authentication package, TLS-DSK. This article explains which features in a Lync Server deployment rely on TLS-DSK and what impact TLS-DSK has on enterprise PKI deployments….

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TechEd Europe 2012: Lync Sessions

TechEd is Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft’s current and soon-to-be-released suite of products, solutions, tools, and services. TechEd offers hands-on learning, deep product exploration and countless opportunities to build relationships with a community of industry and Microsoft experts that will help your work…

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Cumulative Updates for Lync Server 2010: June 2012

Microsoft Support has released the June 2012 Cumulative Updates for the following Lync products: Lync Server 2010 Cumulative Updates for Lync Server 2010 – June 2012 Lync Server 2010, Group Chat Cumulative Updates for Lync Server 2010, Group Chat Administration Tool – June 2012 Lync 2010 Phone Edition Cumulative Updates for Lync 2010 Phone Edition…

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TechEd North America 2012: Lync Sessions

TechEd is Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft’s current and soon-to-be-released suite of products, solutions, tools, and services. TechEd offers hands-on learning, deep product exploration and countless opportunities to build relationships with a community of industry and Microsoft experts that will help your work…

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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in Lync Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Security update Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-039 resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and three privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Lync. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views shared content that contains specially crafted TrueType fonts. This security update is rated Important for Microsoft Lync 2010, Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee, Microsoft…


Deploying Lync – Jump Start Series

Check out this three-day course on Lync Server 2010 Configuration and Administration, which Brian R. Ricks and Aaron Steele presented to a worldwide audience of over 500 participants. This 18-part series covers all major Lync Server features and configurations, which will help students prepare for the MC-TS 70-664 exam. During each session, a unique configuration and…

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