Some great new Lync 2010 content available

The Lync product team came out with my favorite protocol style of poster for Lync Server 2010. Perfect for your cube or wall!. Check out some snips from it below: View or grab poster with zoom it or download it There is also the new Lync Server 2010 Tech Center on TechNet. Grab the new…

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New F5 load balancer deployment guide available for Lync Server 2010

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 requires either full hardware load balancers to be leveraged for a redundant production rollout or leverage  the new option which is a combination of hardware load balancers for DCOM and web traffic combined with DNS load balancing for the remaining Lync traffic. See Greg’s post here for more on using DNS…

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How does Lync handle Section 508 compliance?

I get asked this quite often. The answer is Lync 2010 and Lync Server 2010 both have 508 VPATs available here.   A couple of examples shown below: Support for high contrast Lync voice also allows for TTY users. For more on the accessibility features see the Lync  product team’s blog post here.

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In-band provisioning

One of my customers recently asked me about group policies and Office Communicator. With Lync 2010 these traditional group policy settings are now accomplished via in-band provisioning or server-based client policies. Keep in mind there are still some group policy settings that are still required for bootstrapping but beyond that we have moved to server-side…

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Should I deploy Lync Server 2010 On Prem or wait for Lync Online?

With our upcoming Office365 cloud service, Lync Online will be a part of the offering.  I have had a few education customers ask me what the differences will be. I found this useful matrix (note: this is a Lync Online beta feature matrix and subject to change):   From the Beta Lync Online Service description…

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New Exchange 2010 Architecture Poster

In case you missed this post by the product team they have posted an updated architecture poster which is a perfect geek poster for your cube or wall. I really like these type of big picture diagrams and if you do as well you can grab it here.  Here are some snapshots from the poster:…

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Lync Launch: Nov 17th 2010 at 11AM EDT

Are your employees as connected, collaborative, and productive as they could be? Find out at the virtual launch of Lync, the next generation of Microsoft® Office Communicator 2007 R2, Microsoft® Office Live Meeting, and Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 R2 happening on November 17, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. At the Lync virtual launch…

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What can I do now to prepare for Lync Server 2010?

With the RTM release of Lync Server 2010, I have been asked by several education customers what they can do now to get ready for Lync Server 2010.  I put together a few items which can be helpful for you:   Step1: Read and read some more (note: these are release candidate documents and should…

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