Lync 2013 High Availability deep dive: Architecture

With the release of Lync 2013 the story of high availability has changed significantly. Since these changes contain some new technologies I think it would be best to break this article out into multiple parts. For this first part, we will discuss the Architecture and that will be followed by the end user experience. There…

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Lync 2013 KHI and CQM Poster now available!

Key Health Indicators: The Foundation for Maintaining Healthy Lync Servers http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41697   Lync Call Quality Methodology poster http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41698


Lync 2013 Centralized Logging (CLS) – customizing scenarios

If you've had to troubleshoot server side issues in an OCS\Lync environment then you are familiar with OCSLogger.exe tool. The OCSLogger tool is installed as part of the debugging tools which can be download from the Microsoft Download Center (link below). Although this is a great tool for collecting data it has one major downside…

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Lync 2013 Persistent Chat HADR Deep Dive Pt. 2

In part 1 of this blog we discussed the architecture and design of Lync 2013 pChat HA\DR components. Now we will discuss how this design behaves with various failures within a Lync infrastructure. These different failure scenarios are based off our Disaster Recovery diagram from part 1 (Figure 1). We will cover the following failure…

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Lync Mobile Updates 5.3 (WP, iPhone, iPad) January 2014

What’s new in version 5.3 for Windows Phone: View shared PowerPoint presentation during a Lync Meeting Control Lync with your voice – Join a meeting and play a voice mail   What's New in Version 5.3 for iPhone & iPad View shared PowerPoint presentation during a Lync Meeting Full support of the new iOS 7…


Per-User Conference joins grouped by UriType SQL Query

I recently had a request from a customer to gather conference data group by individual user. They wanted to see this data in two different formats: 1. Per-User conference join with SessionIdTime, Conference type, and ConferenceUri 2. Total Per-User Conference joins grouped by Conference type   So with the help of a colleague Tommy Mhire,…


Feature Integration across Microsoft Office Server Products

I ran across this document a couple of weeks back that illustrates how Integration flows work within the SharePoint, Exchange, Lync Server, and Office Web Apps products. Great for quick refresher on how these systems integrate together within Office 15. Illustrations for cross-server features: This multi-tab file includes descriptions and architecture illustrations for features that work across…


Lync 2010, 2013, and Phone Edition January 2014 Updates

 Product  Version Download Lync Server 2013 5.0.8308.577 2809243 Lync Server 2013 Resource Kit Tools 5.0.8308.577 2905053 Lync 2010 (64bit client) 4.0.7577.4419 2912208 Lync 2010 (32bit client) 4.0.7577.4419 2912208 Lync Server 2010 4.0.7577.225 2493736 Lync Phone Edition (for Aastra 6721ip and Aastra 6725ip) 4.0.7577.4420 2918033 Lync Phone Edition (for HP 4110 and HP 4120) 4.0.7577.4420 2918035…