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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What can you tell me about Lync Security?

Updated 5-20-11 with new independent security tests against Lync Server 2010   I sometimes get asked by telecom teams how secure is the voice traffic in Lync and is the conferencing traffic secure both on the internal network or externally. Note: diagrams and a few excerpts taken from our whitepapers What type of secure communications…

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Client Virtualization for Lync 2010

This has been a hot topic for some of my customers and I’m very happy to see it’s release. The whitepaper for Client Virtualization can be found here. Products from both Microsoft and Citrix are detailed in the paper including Remote Desktop Services (RDS), App-V, and Citrix’s XenDesktop and XenApp. The paper goes on to…

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Can I really move to a backupless state with Exchange 2010?

This was asked by a university in California.  The answer is yes it is possible with Exchange 2010 and Microsoft IT has been running in a backupless state for all mailboxes in production since the beta of Exchange 2010. Note: pics from our documentation What backup and recovery requirements did MS IT have? Support mailbox…

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