URL Syntax to IM multiple people

The following is the result of a discussion on Twitter started by @twkisner The question was how to build a url that allows you to start a multiparty IM. RT @twkisner: @paulnearney @UCMadeEasy Thank you!!! This works in #Lync "im:<sip:user1@here.com><sip:user2@here.com>"   A similar dialog was held internally and included 2 requests which are not possible…


Lync Attendee Launch Failure

Scott Stubberfield, Microsoft Consultant and Microsoft Certified Master for OCS shared the following issue among the Master community today and gave permission to blog on his behalf.   We ran across a situation today at my customer that I thought I would share. A user had installed the new Lync Attendee (per user) however it…


MVP Solution for LyncAddContacts

For those looking for contact management with Lync, we have a solution from Jeff Guillet of ExtraTeam http://www.expta.com/2011/01/introducing-lyncaddcontacts.html   Thanks Jeff for putting in the work! TomL LCSKid


Localized Languages for Lync Server and Clients

I had to gather this information internally and have seen some recent questions in social forums around languages for Server and the multiple clients offered.  February 1, 2011 Update – Jens has a guest post from Thomas Binder entitled:    Where is my localized device update?   Language Server Phone Attendant Client, MUI Attendee, no MUI…


Ducking? Music volume experience with incoming Lync call using Zune player

One of our MVP’s, Brian asked a question regarding the experience of volume when using the PC to place or received telephone calls using Lync. The dialog that controls the behavior we are discussing is below and can be reached in a few ways Start, Control Panel, Sound, Communications tab Right click the speaker icon…

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Mac Meetings – Desktop Sharing and Join Experience

As a reminder, the Communicator for Mac 2011 client is for OCS 2007 R2 and provides a corresponding feature set. It is also supported to connect against Lync Server 2010 but it will be treated as an R2 client. Desktop Sharing The Communicator for Mac 2011 13.1 update has been released which includes support for…

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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…


Lync 2010 Upload Presentation without interrupting active presenter

I joined an internal meeting today with multiple presenters and I was asked whether I had content to upload. I had a really short (3 slide) PowerPoint presentation but we were in an active meeting with a presenter in the middle of his talk. It turns out when you select Share, PowerPoint Presentation after you…