OCS 2007 R2, Lync Server 2010 and SQL server versions

At this time we do not support OCS 2007 R2 or Lync Server 2010 with databases on SQL 2008 R2. I am sharing this because this is a fairly common question we receive and we point people back to the documentation on what we do support. The absence of something should always be presumed to…

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TechNet Wiki–R2 Firewall Port Settings

I suspect this will be some welcome news for people working with OCS 2007 R2 and Lync Server 2010, we have begun to document the firewall ports needed with the deployments:  OCS 2007 R2 Firewall Port Settings As a Wiki this allows the community to contribute to the content which means it should reflect real…


OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat–SIOPS?

Has the term SIOPs (Standard Input Output Panels) been mentioned in regards to Group Chat and you wondered what they were only to find that an Internet search turns up links saying it isn’t supported? They were not supported when Group Chat released but added later and when the documentation was published the term SIOP…


Upgrading Lync Server 2010 Release Candidate to RTM–No

Once we post the bits for a pre-release product like we did with the Release Candidate (RC) of  Lync Server 2010, the questions start coming pretty quick about the ability to upgrade from that pre-release version to the released version. There is no supported way for customers evaluating the public bits to do this. It…

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