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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OT: Mouse wheel Macro for Windows8

Thanks to my teammate Andre for sharing this great switching method using the wheel button on the mouse. Download the Mouse and Keyboard Center 2.0 (formerly IntelliPoint and IntelliType Pro) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35379  Note this will require a reboot. Open Control Panel and Mouse. I went to the top right corner which brings up the menu and…

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Tracking the devices that work with Lync for Mac 2011

The Lync for Mac 2011 client has RTM’ed and I am seeing tweets that it is now on the Volume License site as well. With this new release supporting voice and meetings in one client, the topic of supported devices has come up. Read this blog post to find the current situation. Having a MacBook…

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Addition to Phones and Devices for Communicator / Lync

With the OCS product there has been one vendor that we have heard a request to support more than any other – SNOM. Announced this week was a new criteria with the devices in addition to the Optimized certification, Other Compatible Phones. While the name may not be as sexy what it does provide a…

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Looking for information on upgrading OCPE (Tanjay)?

Rick Varvel, Microsoft Consulting Services comes through with another great paper. I mentioned his papers for the Edge Server in the past and he has now dedicated time to the OC Phone Edition (OCPE, Tanjay) upgrade process. Due to some of our programs purchasing devices in advance of program needs for budget reasons we ended…

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OCS End User Experience – my devices are bad…

I had a meeting today with my team of which we all work remote (Washington State, Colorado, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, Denmark and Switzerland). Obviously we all work with Office Communications Server technology and thus know quite a bit about doing things right. To add to this my work this year is to help…

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