Lync Server 2010 Released To Manufacturing!

Great news the product has RTMed and should be available for download soon from your licensing site. General availability is slated for November 17th. This is a very exciting release and my education customers are all very interested in this release. See the official post here.  See my feature post here. To view more information…

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Lync 2010 Licensing

Lync Server 2010 Licensing   ON PREMISE LICENSING: Lync Server 2010 on-premises is licensed in the Server / Client Access License (CAL) model. There are three types of licenses: 1)  server licenses, (2) client access licenses, (3) external connector licenses.   Server Licenses A license must be assigned for each instance of the server software…

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Lync DNS Load Balancing and Server Draining

Updated info for this post can now be found in teched. Please disregard this blog entry. Please refer to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398833.aspx   ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–   Recently I was onsite with a customer and was asked about DNS Load Balancing. How does it work? Why the change from OCS 2007 R2? DNS Load Balancing Microsoft Office Communications Server…

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Windows Phone 7 email, calendaring

There is a lot of buzz about the new Windows Phone 7 launched today. It is officially available Nov. 8th at some U.S. stores and sooner in Europe. You can see some of the UI experience at our site here. I took some screen shots off of the Windows Phone 7 RTM emulator (grab it…

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Mac Communicator 2011 Deployment Guide released

Mac Office 2011 general availability is slated for the end of the month. With this release comes the anticipated Mac Communicator 2011 which works with both OCS 2007 R2 and Lync Server 2010.  For a glimpse of the Mac features view my other post here. A new Mac Communicator 2011 deployment guide was released and…

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