Cumulative Update 1 available for Lync 2010 client

These include a couple of tweaks for LIS, client fixes, and IP phone tweaks, etc: Lync Client 32 bit Lync Client 64 bit Lync Attandant Lync Attandee (Admin Level install) Lync Attendee (User level install) Lync Server 2010 Lync Group Chat Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom CX700…


But does Lync Server 2010 really have PBX voice reliability or call scalability?

A question often asked by my education customers. Recently, a well respected and unbiased 3rd party network consultancy company called Miercom conducted a series of tests to validate if Lync Server 2010 could sustain 3 days of a million calls without incident to see if it were on par with other enterprise IP PBX systems. …


Staged Deployment of Lync 2010

In some cases you may want to reduce the workload on servers or stage deployment of all the features of Lync until …. (the servers can support the load, the network upgrade is complete, etc). When you did this in OCS 2007 R2 you had to enable GPOs to stage deployment. In Lync most client…


Adding users in bulk to Lync

OK. We don’t support WMI and now the WMI script for bulk user load doesn’t work for Lync clients. I haven’t tested this myself yet but appears that Jeff Fuillet has created a script for doing this with Lync. This tool provides the same type of functionality as LCSAddcontacts. From ExPTA {blog} The purpose of…


Custom states–revisited

It still works. I had a question today about custom states. We are still using four custom states and they are configured with the combination of registry settings and the presence XML file. 2 registry keys are needed. 1. CustomStateURL (Reg_SZ) file:///c:/windows/presence.xml 2. EnableSIPHighSecurityMode (Reg_DWORD) 0 Then you create the XML File such as this…


Open Interoperability Program Updated

The OIP has been updated to include Lync 2010. If you are looking for what PBXs provide Direct SIP, Gateways, SBA information, etc. Then I suggest reviewing the updated site here.


What is your video conferencing interoperability with Lync Server 2010?

Updated 3-15-2011 with new RMX screenshots Updated 2-18-2011 with new interop information I was asked by a university in Oregon if we work with existing video conferencing solutions such as TANDBERG (now Cisco) and Polycom. The answer is we can coexist with Polycom video conference systems directly and Cisco TANDBERG or Cisco Telepresence indirectly via…


Exchange 2010 Deployment Assistant Wizard updated

This is pretty nice update since it is adding in updates for coexistence and cloud hybrid and cloud only scenarios if you looking at our cloud offering for Exchange Online. Here is a checklist for moving to the Office 365’s Exchange Online: Updated Coexistence checklist for deploying Exchange 2010 with both Exchange 2003 and Exchange…


New Lync Developer training available

Some cool Lync dev training available if you are looking to extend Lync into your line of business or web applications: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Microsoft Lync 2010 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 provide the communication platform for developers to rapidly build solutions that integrate and extend communications into their business processes based on familiar…