What are you going to do now?

<edits for minor grammatical errors> It isn’t entirely what you are thinking. My time as a beta engineer has come to a halt. I was fortunate to work the entire Communicator Web Access beta and the team graciously provided a Ship It award to me for my involvement. This is a plaque that holds up…


Test Post using Writer beta

I am testing the new Writer beta for the blog. Nice compact window and rather simple options for the most used features I can think of using. I don’t think I can insert pictures on this site but let’s try the process. So the insert is rather easy and if successful it is a black…


The Vouchers have been claimed

I really appreciate knowing that a lot of folks find the blog useful and am happy to have had opporunity to share the vouchers with you. I have received the 10 requests for vouchers. TomL LCSKid


Gaim as a client alternative

I received an email via the blogs from Arun this week about the options he has to connect to LCS while running a UNIX/Linux OS. The Microsoft solution is Communicator Web Access, but this is a server install enabling browser support for clients. Like many of us Arun is not that admin so this is…


LCS: SQL 2005 and Windows R2 now supported!

Yes we listen to your feedback about lacking support for various topologies or technologies and yes we work on it. For everyone who called support and spoke to our team you heard the “not supported” answer. What you have to remember is we feed that information through our Supportability Program Managers directly and also through our…

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Test for technical bulletins

This is how I am proposing we push content publicly, specifically the technical bulletins. Can you get this link to display the pdf without problem (no challenge for credentials). http://lcskid.members.winisp.net/Technical%20Bulletins/Configuring%20LCS%202005%20wSP1%20for%20Multiple%20Domains.pdf


Communicator Mobile the silent refresh

The product group released an update to Communicator Mobile on June 23. I believe this was a situation of taking advantage of our product cycle along with the localized versions but thought you might want to know. Typically if you have an issue the first words from us support folks will be “Did you test…


Apologies for not monitoring comments better

I would have bet that at one time I received all comments in email so I have just thought folks were viewing and consuming the blog posts. Thanks to Steve he mentioned having a problem. Turns out my comment settings were not correct. I have attempted to resolve this and will monitor closer. At any…


PIC: How one simple underscore can throw everything into a fit

We recently had 2 customers encounter a very painful and labor intesive process working through issues with failed PIC configurations. Turns out they had an underscore in their pool names, you know something like – lcs_pool.domain.com. So there shouldn’t be a problem right? I mean the OS didn’t stop me, the LCS setup didn’t stop…

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Trillian client no longer in Google Pack

This post is not about LCS and Communicator specifically but about IM in general. Due to my unique role in supporting our PIC customers (Public Internet Connectivity), I need to have an account on AOL/MSN/Yahoo! in order to test with the customer what they are experiencing. I don’t really use any of the three accounts…

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