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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Enhanced Presence

    The Enhanced Presence chapter of the upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book provides information about the enhanced presence service, which relays presence information between two communication entities in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software. This chapter is being developed...
  • Blog Post: Configuring a Broadvox SIP Trunk in Communications Server 2007 R2

    Using the integrated voice features in Communications Server 2007 R2 for external telephone calls adds efficiency and call controls when using Office Communicator. However, enabling Enterprise Voice within Communications Server 2007 R2 can be a daunting task. Using a SIP trunk by Broadvox and the following...
  • Blog Post: Moving the Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Databases to a New SQL Server Instance

    The Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Monitoring Server adds the Lync Server QoE Monitoring Service and the Lync Server Call Detail Recording service to your deployment. These services and the associated databases, QoEMetrics and LcsCdr, provide critical data about performance and compliance—data you...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Troubleshooting Basics

    Troubleshooting can be one of the most challenging tasks that an administrator, systems engineer, or other information technology professional can undertake. The key to troubleshooting is an in-depth understanding of how something is supposed to work. This chapter discusses the basics of troubleshooting...
  • Blog Post: Simulating Lync Server 2010 Call Admission Control in a Lab Environment

    Call admission control (CAC), also known as bandwidth management, is a new feature in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 that protects the network against oversubscription from servers running Lync Server 2010 and clients running Microsoft Lync 2010. After CAC policy is configured by the administrator, only...
  • Blog Post: Support for Microsoft Lync 2010 and Communicator 2007

    If you need the latest support information on Lync 2010, bookmark this page: Support for Microsoft Lync 2010 and Communicator 2007 . Here you will find latest resources and support solutions for Microsoft Lync 2010, Microsoft Server Lync 2010, Communicator 2007 R2, Communicator 2007, Communicator 2005...
  • Blog Post: Survivable Branch Appliance in Lync Server 2010: A Practical Guide

    The Survivable Branch Appliance is a purpose-built appliance to increase voice resiliency in branch-office scenarios. Built by Microsoft UC partners, this appliance is a blade server that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 and the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software Registrar service and...
  • Blog Post: News: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Response Group Service Fails After Applying July 2010 Cumulative Updates

    Due to recent discoveries in the July 2010 Cumulative Update for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 , it is necessary to remove this update from the download site until it can be patched. The primary concern is an issue with the Response Group Service. When the cumulative update is applied, changes...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit Tool: Snooper

    Snooper is a multipurpose debugging tool for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software. Snooper parses server and client trace log files and makes protocol (for example, SIP and HTTP) messages and traces easier to read. It can also read call details and stored procedure execution reports...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Instant Messaging

    The Instant Messaging chapter of the upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book provides details about how SIP is used for instant messaging (IM) in a Lync Server 2010 deployment. This chapter is being developed. It describes collaboration scenarios that use IM and details the internal processes...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Response Group Application

    The Response Group Application chapter of the upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book provides a detailed description of the Response Group application in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software. First introduced in Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 R2, Lync Server...
  • Blog Post: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Tool: Adoption Reporting

    Abstract: The Adoption Reporting Tool enables administrators to more easily measure both usage and adoption of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 in their enterprise. You can download this tool from the Download Center. Author: Sasa Juratovic Publication date: October 2010 Product...
  • Blog Post: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Tool: Address Book Service Configuration Tool

    The Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Resource Kit tool, Address Book Service Configuration Tool, provides Active Directory Domain Services attribute changes and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) configuration updates to the Address Book Service (ABS) settings. This tool can be used...
  • Blog Post: Remote Conferencing with Lync Web App with Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Reverse Proxy: Part 1

    Microsoft Lync Web App is the new Microsoft browser-based client solution for the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communication software instant messaging and conferencing features. The Lync Web App client can provide remote user access to internally hosted Lync Server 2010 conferences. This is done by using...
  • Blog Post: Update: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Protocol Workloads Poster

    The Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software protocol workloads poster shows the protocols that are used by each workload in Lync Server 2010, describing relationships, dependencies, the servers that initiate connections, and certificate requirements. This poster provides a snapshot of the...
  • Blog Post: Protecting the Edge Server Against DoS and Password Brute-Force Attacks in Lync Server 2010

    Companies that allow employees to remotely sign in to Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software from the Internet can be susceptible to denial-of-service (DoS) and brute-force attacks. Both types of attacks involve guessing users' passwords or locking out user accounts when too many incorrect...
  • Blog Post: Lync 2010, Exchange 2010, SharePoint 2010, and Office 2010 Integration: Part 1

    This is part one of a two-part article that describes the many features of Microsoft Lync 2010 communications software that are available to the users of Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, and Microsoft Exchange 2010. Lync 2010 has now become part of these products through its ability...
  • Blog Post: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Tool: OCS IM Archive Viewer

    Customers sometimes ask how they can see archived instant messages after deploying the Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 R2, Archiving Server. In response, we’ve developed a new tool called OCS IM Archive Viewer. Although there are some tools (recommended by support engineers at Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Specifying the SQL Instance when Creating an Enterprise Pool

    Author: Mitch Duncan Publication date: November 2009 Product version: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition When running Office Communications Server Setup to create an Enterprise pool, the Create Enterprise Pool Wizard requires a SQL Server instance as shown...
  • Blog Post: Configure a ThinkTel SIP Trunk

    If you're looking for a solution that enables you to connect your Office Communications Server infrastructure to the PSTN, you will want to consider configuring a SIP Trunk. A SIP trunk configuration is a great way to go if you don't already have an IP/PBX. Author : Rui Maximo , Mike Wood (ThinkTel...
  • Blog Post: Move the Lync Server 2010 Archiving Service Database (LcsLog) to a new Instance of SQL Server

    The Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software, Archiving Server adds the Lync Server 2010 Archiving service to your deployment. This service and its associated database, LcsLog, store and provision compliance—data for instant messaging that you don’t want to lose. One way to help...
  • Blog Post: Set Up an Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Federation Clearinghouse

    This article provides some guidance about how to set up a Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 federation clearinghouse deployment. The goal of the clearinghouse is to simplify Public IM Connectivity (PIC) (such as AOL, The Microsoft Network (MSN), and Yahoo) with existing on-premise Office...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit Tool: ErrorLogReplayer

    For organizations that are subject to compliance regulations, the ErrorLogReplayer tool helps ensure that archiving and call detail recording (CDR) messages that failed to insert into the Archiving or CDR database are inserted into these databases. Administrators can use this tool to make sure all messages...
  • Blog Post: Direct SIP: Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.1

    If you're looking for an introduction about how to configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) version 6.1.2 with Office Communications Server 2007 R2, this article will help you. The proper way to connect and interoperate the two products is to set up a Direct SIP connection in Office Communications...
  • Blog Post: Update: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Enterprise Voice

    We are pleased to announce a major update to this previously released Resource Kit chapter. We have added eight pages of new information on Call Admission Control (CAC). You can download this and other Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit chapters from the Download Center . Author: Andreas Strebel...