Two UC Amigos moving to a new Cloud blog

In case you haven’t noticed, the posts here have slowed down a bit. This is due to Greg and I have moved to the Office 365 for Education team this year.  Bill has two new Amigos that can help contribute to this UC Three Amigos blog so stay tuned. I may also cross post some…

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Want some deeper dive video based training on the upcoming Office 365 cloud offering?

  Some excellent Office 365 video jump start training delivered by the products teams covering Lync Online, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Office 365: • Office 365 Jump Start (01): Microsoft Office 365 Overview for IT Pros • Office 365 Jump Start (02): Deploying Clients for Office 365 • Office 365 Jump Start (03): Microsoft…

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8 Lync Tools you can use!!!

8 Lync Tools you can use for free, my favorite tool is the Conversation Translator which is a great usage case scenario for English as a Second language in schools or other business that need to communicate to various languages and countries. Check out the 8 tools which are:  IM an Expert Conversations Analyzer Conversation Translator Information…

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Updates to Lync 2010 Resource Kit

Two new chapters have been posted to the Kit. One on Direct SIP and the other on Exchange Unified Messaging integration. Direct Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) provides SIP trunking between an IP-PBX and Lync Server. Direct SIP supports the following use cases: Use Simultaneous Ring feature on IP-PBX or Lync Server to ring both IP-PBX…

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NEW-Lync Adoption and Training Kits !!!

Lync Adoption and Training Downloads     Microsoft Lync 2010 Adoption and Training Kit The Microsoft Lync 2010 Adoption and Training Kit provides a one-stop shop for resources for IT pros, project managers, help desk agents, and trainers. The kit provides: A workbook that provides step-by-step guidance for each phase of the rollout and adoption…

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Video Solutions for Lync

Just as we have defined certification and testing for UC with PBXs, SIP providers, e911, and Gateways we are doing the same with Video interoperability. The new website for this is here. The video interop testing looks at both Video Endpoints which can enable direct registration with OCS 2007 R2 or Lync, and Video infrastructure…

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Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit New and Updated Chapters available

Some outstanding Lync Server deep details in the Lync Server 2010 Res Kit with new content updates available this month. I would recommend you download these chapters and become familiar with them if you are a Lync Administrator. You can download individual chapters or all the chapters.  Here are the update/new chapters available in the…

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Lync for Windows Phone 7.x and new Mango Outlook Mobile features

Updated 5-24-11 with new Mango information   At TechEd 2011 this week, we demoed the beta of Lync Mobile for Windows Phone 7.x and Outlook Mobile in the upcoming Windows Phone “Mango” release.  The Microsoft TechEd presenter commented Lync Mobile was slated for the 2nd half of 2011 and looks like it will be a…

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UM and hypervisor-based clustering now supported when virtualizing Exchange 2010

Some great news announced by the product team today: The Unified Messaging server role is now supported in a virtualized environment. Combining Exchange 2010 high availability solutions (database availability groups (DAGs)) with hypervisor-based clustering, high availability, or migration solutions that will move or automatically failover mailbox servers that are members of a DAG between clustered…

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