Jens Trier Rasmussen

The odd bit of information about Lync Server 2013, Lync 2010, Exchange 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, Exchange 2010 SP1, OCS 2007 R2, Exchange 2010 and OC 2007 R2

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  • Blog Post: Media Bypass

    Media Bypass is a new feature in Lync 2010 enabling media to flow directly between clients and PSTN gateways. The basic concept is that the client and the Mediation Server exchanges BypassId’s and if the Id’s match each other media bypass is possible, but not guaranteed (as I’ll discuss later). The BypassId...
  • Blog Post: How can Lync 2010 distinguish between network 192.168.1.x at home and in “Hotel X”?

    Lync Server 2010 introduces Location Information Service (LIS) to provide location information to Lync clients, primarily to support E.911. However even without LIS the client itself has a mechanism to store location information and correlate it to the network you are connected to. As a user you can...
  • Blog Post: Location information based on Wireless Access Point

    Microsoft Lync 2010 is able to use the Wireless Access Point, a laptop is connected to, as the key to show your location. The client sends the so called Basic Service Set Identifier ( BSSID), which can be seen as an identifier for the wireless access point, to the Location Information Service (LIS) and...
  • Blog Post: Photo Experience

    In case you’re not following NextHop (shame on you in that case ) they posted an article I wrote on the Photo Experience in Lync - http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2010/11/22/microsoft-lync-2010-photo-experience.aspx
  • Blog Post: MWI from Exchange 2010 SP1 UM to Lync 2010

    I was planning to write a post on how Exchange 2010 SP1 UM is able to send Message Waiting Indicator (MWI) to Lync 2010, but then I discovered that this is already covered in great detail in the Exchange 2010 SP1 documentation . What I will add to the description is a little more how it works on the...
  • Blog Post: Disabling DND and call forwarding rules when dialing an emergency number

    In Microsoft Lync 2010 we provide support for E-9-1-1 to dial emergency services in United States. In order for the emergency services to be able to get in contact with the person making the emergency call, the Lync 2010 client automatically disable the Do Not Disturb (DND) state, if it is set, and disable...
  • Blog Post: Working with Locations

    The official NextHop article is now available here , so I'm removing the text from this post.
  • Blog Post: Lync cannot verify that the server is trusted for your sign-in address

    In most environments you won’t see this, but depending on your infrastructure you might get a prompt when signing in to Lync similar to the one in the picture below. You might be asking yourself why do I get this prompt? Background Microsoft Lync 2010 adds enhanced trust checking when connecting to automatically...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe 2010

    I was fortunate enough to attend TechEd Europe 2010 last week in Berlin and spend some time in the booth demo’ing and trying to answer questions from the delegates. I had a couple of questions I needed to do some more research on and I’m posting the answers here: If you have configured Music on Hold...
  • Blog Post: Good news for users of location information in Lync 2010

    Yesterday we released Cumulative Update 1 (CU1)   for Lync 2010 and it includes very good news for users of location information in Lync 2010, especially for deployments outside of the United States. Prior to CU1 location information loaded into the Location Information Service (LIS) in Lync Server...
  • Blog Post: Automatic normalization when dialing emergency number

    Lync Server 2010 and Lync 2010 supports dialing emergency services using Enhanced 911 (E911) in North America. You configure the emergency dial string through the EmergencyDialString parameter to CsLocationPolicy and the value is sent to the Lync client through in-band provisioning. In the screenshot...
  • Blog Post: Using Lync 2010 client against Lync 2013 server and high-resolution photos from Exchange 2013

    Imagine a scenario where Alice is homed on a Lync 2013 server, but has never signed in with the Lync 2013 client. Alice has an Exchange 2013 mailbox and she has loaded a high-resolution photo via Exchange 2013 OWA. Will other users in the company, using the Lync 2013 client, see Alice's high-resolution...
  • Blog Post: Adding disclaimers to Online Meeting Invites

    In order to add disclaimers to Online Meeting invites generated by the Online Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Lync 2010 you can use Transport Rules in Exchange. In my lab I’m running Exchange 2010 SP1, but Transport Rules have been in Exchange since 2007. I wanted to send the disclaimer Online...
  • Blog Post: Capability driven UI

    Microsoft Lync 2010 (and earlier versions for that matter) changes the User Interface (UI) based on which capabilities the user has to perform certain activities either based on configuration (EV enabled or not) or permissions, i.e. which policies the user has been granted. The information is typically...
  • Blog Post: What to do if you are too popular?

    I’m not talking about having too many friends on Facebook, too many connections on LinkedIn or too many followers on Twitter. I’m talking about the real deal – too many watchers – that is too many people watching or subscribing to your presence information. If you are very popular other Microsoft Lync...
  • Blog Post: AutoInitiateContacts

    My colleague Thomas Binder drew my attention to this feature. Microsoft Lync  2010 includes the ability to automatically populate the Frequent Contacts list with members from your team. The feature is controlled by the AutoInitiateContacts parameter in the CsPrivacyConfiguration. The default value...