Lync Wiki: Understanding Simple URLs in Lync

Looking for a quick tutorial on simple URLs? Check out this wiki post by Fabrizio Volpe. Topics include: What are simple URLs, when do you need them, how do you configure them, and how do you change them? Join the discussion at Understanding Simple URLs In Lync. Author: Fabrizio Volpe, Iccrea Banking Group Network and…

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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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Microsoft Lync for Mobile Tweet Chat: May 17, 2012

Are you considering deploying Microsoft Lync 2010 mobile devices in your organization? If so, join us this Thursday, May 17th at 10 AM PT for a tweet chat on Microsoft Lync 2010 for mobile devices. @MSFTLync will be chatting with Skip Chilcott (@Skip_C), Senior Marketing Manager for the Microsoft Unified Communications team. Brian Crum (@crumbrian), Product…


Video: Troubleshooting “Cannot Connect to the Server” Error When Using Lync Mobile for Office 365

This video shows you how to troubleshoot the Cannot Connect to the Server error message that you may experience when using Lync Mobile for Office 365. The video is intended for administrators of Office 365 for enterprises and Office 365 for professionals and small businesses but may also be helpful for all users of Office…


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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Update: Lync for Mac 2011 – Managed Preferences

With the release of Lync Server 2010, Microsoft made an effort to provide Lync Mac administrators with in-depth configuration preferences. The result was the Lync for Mac 2011 – Managed Preferences Technical Reference document. However, after extensive customer testing, it was determined that the document was inadequate in some areas and somewhat misleading in others. With that information, the…

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Hardware Load Balancer Requirements for Lync Server 2010

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 supports both DNS load balanced and hardware load balanced solutions. While DNS load balancing can be used to distribute SIP traffic equally among the various Front End servers in a Front End pool, a hardware load balancer must be used to handle HTTP connections to Lync Web Services. Please note that…

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Lync 2010, Exchange 2010, SharePoint 2010, and Office 2010 Integration: Part 2

This is part two of a two-part article that describes the many features of Microsoft Lync 2010 communications software that are available to users of Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, and Microsoft Exchange 2010. Lync 2010 has now become a part of these products through its ability to provision the integration of the many…


Lync 2010, Exchange 2010, SharePoint 2010, and Office 2010 Integration: Part 1

This is part one of a two-part article that describes the many features of Microsoft Lync 2010 communications software that are available to the users of Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, and Microsoft Exchange 2010. Lync 2010 has now become part of these products through its ability to provision the integration of its many…


Troubleshoot STUN with TURN in Office Communications Server 2007 R2

The Session Traversal Utilities for Network Address Translation (STUN) protocol is an integral component of the Audio/Video Media Relay service. It provides the routing information and signaling that is needed to establish a secure media connection for all endpoints that are involved in audio/video communications. This article explains the integration of the new STUN/Traversal Using…

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