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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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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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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Is there additional end user training for Lync available?

Yes, Bill found some additional end user self paced training for Lync. Here is the course agenda: Getting Started with Lync 2010 Introduction Exploring Lync 2010 Adding Contacts Collaborate with Contacts Transfer and Forward Calls Customizing Lync 2010 Customizing Lync 2010 and Adding Contacts Self Test Scheduling Meetings Introduction Scheduling an Online Meeting Start an…

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How do you schedule Lync meetings without Outlook?

You couldn’t until today. Now you can grab the Lync Server 2010 Web Scheduler. Here is what the Lync Web Scheduler can do: Scheduling a new online Lync meeting. Listing all existing Lync Server 2010 meetings that the user has organized. Viewing and modifying details of an existing meeting. Deleting an existing meeting. Sending an…

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Where is the Lync end user training material?

I get asked this question from several of my education customers who are in the process of deploying Lync or are piloting Lync.  I found some nice resources to help here:   Lync 2010 Quick Start Guides The Lync quick start guides has eight different quick start end user training topics and can be put…

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IM an Expert Lync bot available for download and other Lync customization examples

What is a Lync query response bot? A Lync query response bot is custom developed automation component accessible via IM where end users can query via IM for information against various databases, Internet like Bing, or even connect you with other live experts. I put in a few Lync bots and other Lync customizations below…

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Lync Server Standard CAL is being added to Core CAL suite

This is good news that you can be licensed for Lync IM and Presence via new Core CAL suite coming August 2011.  See the upcoming CORE CAL here: *Suite components currently planned for August 2011, and would be available with active Software Assurance coverage on or after the products become available for purchase in Volume…

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What is new with Group Chat in Lync Server 2010?

updated – 3-16-11 with new information   What is Lync Group Chat? Persistent topic-based discussion forums support dispersed teams “Channel dock” makes participation simple and efficient Multiple content types enable flexible information sharing Customizable notifications and alerts control interruptions User-defined filters enable “intelligent consumption” of information Backchat search transforms chat into a knowledge asset  …

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How do I size and stress test my Lync servers?

This is a question I get a lot from my customers. In addition to using the new Lync Server 2010 Planning Tool, we just shipped a few tools to help you with the sizing of your Lync servers whether physical or virtual. Two new tools have just shipped to help here: Lync Server 2010 Capacity…

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