Lync Edge docs updated to reflect support for perimeter domain

The March content update – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398123.aspx now correctly states that a workgroup is recommended where past documents said required. TomL LCSKid


Support for Service Pack Updates in Lync and OCS

I was able to publish an article on the topic of support for Service Packs on the Next Hop blog. I have a few edits requested but do let me know if there is anything unclear or worse conflicting with existing documentation. http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2011/02/24/support-for-service-pack-updates-in-lync-server-2010-and-office-communications-server.aspx TomL LCSKid


Understanding that LWA is not the new CWA

With the release of Lync it is likely you have assumed that LWA means Lync Web Access just like CWA meant Communicator Web Access, turns out that it means Lync Web App. To further the confusion the web app is not providing Instant Messaging and Presence (IM&P) but instead it is a meeting client. To…

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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


Upcoming Group Chat client/server support matrix

As customers were beginning to upgrade OCS 2007 R2 deployments with Lync, the question of support for Group Chat showed that what was originally thought to be a simple answer required a more complex matrix to illustrate. After conferring with the appropriate teams, this is the verbiage and table we submitted for inclusion in the…


How to force the use of the Lync Web App? Just append this to the url – ?sl=1

Update February 8, 2011 – Changing the article title to Lync Web App as we tend to discuss reach as an experience and not any specific client experience. Update February 4 2011 – Turns out Jens has an article with more depth on the Lync Web App – http://blogs.technet.com/b/jenstr/archive/2010/11/30/launching-lync-web-app.aspx  I was hosting a call today…


Supportability Doc change: Edge Servers in Active Directory Domain

One of our customers in reading the documentation found they were likely to be blocked as the content here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398123.aspx  states Edge Servers must be deployed in a workgroup rather than an internal domain. Setup prevents you from deploying Edge Servers in an Active Directory domain. That statement is incorrect and we will be updating…


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…


FYI–E911 for Lync Webinar

Because my blog is hosted by Microsoft I need to be clear and state that I am sharing the below information to you as informational. I am not allowed to endorse a product or partner and am not doing so here, I am sharing notice of the webinar. Customers must always complete proper due diligence…


OCS 2007 R2 Managing User Contact Lists via script

With the launch of Lync Server 2010 another blog was created for Lync PowerShell topics, however very few customers will have the product until 2011 due to general availability, holidays and business requirements. Customers want to know how to administer OCS 2007 R2 via script and/or PowerShell and so yesterday a new post was entered…