CPU (Socket/No. of Core) Considerations in Lync Server 2013/Skype for Business Server 2015

Update 2017/05/29 – Added Skype for Business Server 2015 and SQL Server 2014 reference. The hardware requirements in Lync Server 2013/Skype for Business Server 2015 have increased since the previous version, which makes sense since now Audio/Video Conferencing, Monitoring and Archiving roles can be collocated in the Front End. As a result, more CPU and RAM… Read more

New profile and tracing location in Lync 2013

Recently I had to troubleshoot an issue with Address Book on the new Lync Client 2013 and found out that things have changed a little. Since Lync Client is now part of Office 2013 package, all files related can be found inside the Office 2013 ‘Application Data’ folder. Profile The Lync profile is stored in… Read more

Enabling Trace Log in Office Communicator, Lync 2010 and Lync 2013

One thing that I’m always looking for is how to enable Trace Logs in Communicator/Lync. I created the following steps to help to enable logging. Trace logs are important in troubleshooting because most of the problems related to failure in instant messages or video/audio calls can be detected in Communicator/Lync Trace logs. Office Communicator R2 To access… Read more