Lync Online: Guided Walkthrough for Troubleshooting Communication Between Lync Online Users and Their Federated Contacts

Are you looking for help to set up communication between Lync online users and their federated contacts? This guided walkthrough—based on analysis of Microsoft Support cases—walks you through the essential steps. Contributors: Peter Krebs | Patrick Kelly | Tim Lulofs | Darrin Hanson | Premal Gandhi Published: July 18, 2013 Product version: Lync Online To…

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Lync Server Federation with Microsoft.com: Root Certificate Change

On June 8th, 2013, for Office Communications Server and Lync federation with Microsoft.com, Microsoft will replace the root certificate on the federation edge server from a GTE CyberTrust root to a Baltimore root. By that date, any SIP domain federated with Microsoft must have the respective edge server’s trusted root certificate store updated with the Baltimore…

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Yahoo! Federation Issues

Yahoo!’s certificate for lcsap.msg.yahoo.com expired. This caused traffic sent to Yahoo! to be rejected by their edge servers. If you have experienced PIC Federation issues with Yahoo! users due to certificates, please read this article. Author: Quincy Davis, Microsoft Senior Support Engineer Editor: Susan S. Bradley Publication date: April 4, 2013 Product version: Lync Server…

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Update: Lync Federation with Public Instant Messaging Connectivity on Outlook.com

Lync is now capable of federating with Outlook.com users. Author: Rob Pittfield, Senior Service Engineer, Microsoft Publication date: August 8, 2012 Update: January 10, 2013 Products: Lync 2010, Lync 2013 Preview, Lync Online, Outlook.com Lync is now capable of federating with Outlook.com users. For more information, see: Public Instant Messaging Connectivity Microsoft Lync Server Public…

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Haiku #181

Grab your beach towel And sunscreen: we’re going to Allow some domains!   Well, it’s another beautiful day here in Park City, UT. Of course, it’s not even 9:00 AM here in Park City, UT: how do we know it’s another beautiful day? That’s easy: because it’s always a beautiful day in Park City, UT….


Haiku #157

Shall I compare thee To almost one summer’s day? Test federation.   Well, it’s July 21st, it’s 57 degrees outside, and it’s raining – again. But we have good news for everyone: despite all that, the author of today’s haiku is not going to waste your time complaining about the weather and whining about the…


Haiku #155

We’ll have fun, fun, fun, Till daddy takes our Hosting Provider away.   In case you were wondering (and we assume that you were wondering) yesterday something different happened to the author of today’s haiku: he actually had some fun!   OK, good point: seeing as how he works at Microsoft and gets to deal…


Lync Server Admin Guide: Managing External Connectivity

  This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement.   Enable or Disable External User Access for Your Organization   Enable or Disable Remote User Access for Your Organization   To enable or disable remote user access for your organization   To enable remote user access, use the Set-CsAccessEdgeConfiguration…


Haiku #128

Yahoo! Now we can Talk to all sorts of people. Public providers.   Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Well, whoever said it, they were absolutely right: you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Go up to an old dog and try to teach him a new trick. The old…


Haiku #3

I do not like Green- Eggs-and-Ham.com. So I’ll Block federation.   Commentary   Can’t we all just get along? Well, to be perfectly honest, you’re asking the wrong people here: we’re just a couple of lowly haiku writers. When it comes to getting along with others, all we know for sure is this: in Microsoft…