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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Get the New Office Preview

Yesterday, at a press event in San Francisco, Steve Ballmer unveiled the new Office  and announced a public Customer Preview. This next release is a bold step for Microsoft and has been described as “the most transformational release” in Office’s history. The new Office lights up when paired with Windows 8 devices and features a…

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Microsoft Announces New MVP Website

The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award is Microsoft’s way of saying thank you to exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others. To further enhance support of the MVP community, a new MVP site has just launched. This new site has an amazing look…

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Introducing Lync Partner Connect!

Do you have or are you considering a UC practice based on Microsoft Lync Server 2010? Lync Partner Connect is the new online sales and marketing community where partners can connect with Microsoft and each other to stay up to date on news, hot topics, best practices, training opportunities, and other business issues related to Lync Server and…

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Notes from the Field: Three Unified Communications Success Criteria Every IT Team Should Consider

The Microsoft Lync Server technical community is full of knowledgeable IT professionals who work tirelessly to share their wealth of hard-earned experience and expertise with the world. They blog, tweet, deliver presentations, and answer questions in the forums to help foster expert knowledge for administrators and IT Pros in every corner of the globe. At…

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Lync Wikis—Start a Wild and Wooly Conversation

Did you know that you can post content for Lync on the TechNet Wiki anytime you have an interesting scenario to share or want input from other knowledgeable folks on an issue you encountered? And you don’t have to be Ernest Hemingway, because wikis are informal, rapid delivery, anyone-can-play communication and collaboration channels. Almost anything…

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IM an Expert for Lync Server 2010 Update

IM an Expert for Lync Server 2010 has been updated. IM an Expert is an instant messaging question and answer service that you can set up within your organization. IM an Expert enables real-time sharing of expertise within your organization. Users can ask the IM an Expert service a question and the service will locate an…


Updates Available for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Group Chat

The Communications Server Products team has released updates for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Group Chat. Updates Resource Center for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Clients Updates for Communications Server 2007 R2 Description of the cumulative update package for Communicator 2007 R2: January 2012 Description of the cumulative update…

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Group Chat 2010 Support for SQL 2008 R2

Today we are pleased to announce support for SQL Server 2008 R2 for Group Chat 2010 Server databases. Author: Terry Adams Publication date: 12/09/11 Product version: Group Chat Server 2010 Keywords: Group Chat 2010 supportability; SQL 2008 R2 The Lync Server product team has completed testing of Group Chat Server 2010 and SQL Server 2008…

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