Surface Pro and Function (FN) key lock

Now that I figured this out, its a really cool feature but for the last week and half its been a real pain. At some point (likely when locking the computer and wiping the keyboard) pressing home and end keys on my Surface Pro stopped working as expected, to the point I put in a request…

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End of week report? Great Outlook Search Folder solution

I was working with my peer Andre today on our weekly update on Lync Dedicated Voice projects. Lately the challenge is that we have also been assisting with topology upgrades for many of the same customers so it is hard to remember which customer you spoke to for what purpose. During the call I thought it…

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Lync for Mac client version info for those preparing for Lync Server 2013 upgrades

We have just started the effort to upgrade our Lync Online Dedicated customer deployments to Lync Server 2013. As we prepare the customers for this task, the minimum client versions have to be communicated and there is an interesting discrepancy between the version displayed in the Lync for Mac user interface and the version the…

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6 years and finally a new #Lync Headset

When Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 was first released, I was a remote worker and part of the team enabled for voice which brought with it a Jabra GN Netcom 2000 USB headset, a beta device in fact. I have used this as my primary device for the past 6 years without issue. I was…

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Important Lync for Mac 2011 update for meeting join issues

This week we see a really important update for companies using Lync for Mac 2011. A big thanks goes to 2 customers in our Lync Online Dedicated environment that persevered and pressed through the analysis as the behavior had an odd pattern. Customers would comment they could join 1 or 2 meetings and then by the 3rd meeting…

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LUMT – Lync User Management Tool from Stefan Plizga

Are you an IT manager or a partner working with a company needing additional flexibility around user management with Lync? Stefan Plizga has a tool http://lumt.codeplex.com/ described as: Lync User Management Tool (LUMT) enables administrators to manage contacts, ACEs and Privacy settings on behalf of Lync Server 2013 users. Watching our MVP community discuss this tool,…

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Lync for Mac 2011 Meeting Join Failure, update 14.0.4

February 6 Update: (Happy Birthday Sophia!) After writing this post, we posted the 14.0.4 update for the Lync for Mac client – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2778095. The customer and I are still monitoring his situation but initially it looks positive. The true big bang with this update is support for more devices. Justin Morris also blogged (http://www.justin-morris.net/update-14-0-for-lync-for-mac-2011-released-now-makes-all-usb-audio-devices-work/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=update-14-0-for-lync-for-mac-2011-released-now-makes-all-usb-audio-devices-work) on…

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Interesting learning for process determining voice supported countries with Office365 Lync Dedicated

When you see, hear or read about Office 365 the dialog is almost always about the broad offering we refer to as Multitenant or Shared, however there is a small group of customers deployed in our Dedicated environment. The regions currently providing voice services (PSTN Conferencing and PSTN dial-in/dial-out) are in North America (NOAM or NA) and Europe,…

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