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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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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New Lync Online Guided Walkthrough Helps Office 365 Admins Troubleshoot Sign-in Issues

Contributors: Darrin Hanson | Patrick Kelley | Premal Gandhi | Tim Lulofs | Peter Krebs Publication date: November 13, 2013 Product version: Lync Online The Lync Online Sign-in Guided Walkthrough (https://aka.ms/LyncSignIn) offers admins a customized approach to solving Lync Online sign-in issues. The walkthrough—based on a detailed analysis of Microsoft Support cases over the last…

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Updated Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Documentation Help File (.chm) Available on the Download Center

We’ve posted an updated Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Documentation Help File on the download center. The updated file includes all changes made to topics in the Lync Server TechNet Library since the release of Lync Server 2013, including bug fixes and updates from community and customer feedback. We’ve received several requests to update the file…

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Lync 2013 Support added to System Center Advisor

Abstract: System Center Advisor is a free service that helps IT Pros avoid known issues in their Lync deployments as well as other workloads. This post is to announce the support for Lync 2013. Authors: Mohamad Saleem, Kaushal Mehta, Nick Rosenfeld Publication date: 10/3/2013 Product version: Lync 2013 Introduction If you’re not already familiar with…

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Announcing the release of the Lync Pre-call Diagnostic Tool for Windows 8

The Lync PreCall Diagnostic Tool (PCD) is a client-based application that allows you to see how the current state of your network might impact the audio quality in an upcoming Enterprise Voice call. The PCD tool was originally released for Office Communications Server 2007. This is a new version of the tool designed specifically for…

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Announcing the Lync Server 2013 Demo VM Set - Public Test Drive Version

The Lync Server 2013 demo VM set is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. This VM set is pre-loaded with more than 200 contacts with photos, and is integrated with Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging (UM), SharePoint Server 2013, and a Unified Communications (UC) Development platform. For the best experience, please take a few minutes…

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