Malcolm Bullock - Unified Communications

Malcolm Bullock is a Partner Technology Advisor focused upon Unified Communications in the UK. This blog will bring you news, views and How-To's on Microsoft Exchange and Lync, together with UC partner specific info. My personal blog at http://mbullock

October, 2013

  • Network Analyser is dead… meet Message Analyser!

    Microsoft has release a new network analysis tool to the Download Centre and this great blog will tell you all about how the new tool will allow you to Capture – Analyse – share data, with new capabilities such as SSL/HTTPS inspection. That blog reads...
  • Lync 2013 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) options

    At a time when Microsoft are talking about ‘ People Centric IT ’ which includes the various remote desktop options I guess it’s timely that the Lync team have put some (more) effort into clarifying the VDI options with Lync. Please review their new Lync...
  • Jabra Update

    JABRA PC SUITE GETS UPGRADE Jabra released an upgrade to Jabra PC Suite (JPCS) - Version 2.12.3884. The new release provides added value and functionality to Lync customers. Current JPCS users will automatically be notified about this new version when...
  • Updates to the Lync 2013 Mobile Clients

    The Lync 2013 Mobile clients for iOS and Windows Phone 8 have been updated: iPad:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lync-2013-for-ipad/id605608899?mt=8 iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-lync-2013-for-iphone/id605841731?mt=8 WP8: http...
  • October (COMBINED) Lync 2013 Server & Lync 2013 SDK & Lync 2010 Cumulative Updates released

    I’ve put a bit of ‘table’ effort in and combined the numerous Lync 2010 releases and their KB’s with the Lync 2013 information. Hope this quick reference helps! (and that this formats properly on the web!) Product Version KB Article   Lync 2013 5...
  • Avalanche warning!! Cloud OS drives a host of new releases from Microsoft

    I sometimes think that it’s hard to truly understand the breadth and depth of Microsoft’s business. It will certainly be a challenge for an incoming CEO! Therefore, I love the new Modern tiles look of this infographic describing just some of Microsoft...
  • Sonus: Maximising returns on Lync Enterprise Voice

    I have a UX1000 SBA made by Sonus in the Edinburgh Microsoft Technology Centre. I’ve long been a fan of gateway’s and more over SBC’s in a Lync topology, they aren't needed but add that extra layer of redundancy and isolation into a voice deployment....
  • Can’t spell–wont spell–Fear not spellcheck for Lync client is here!

    SPELLCHECK FOR LYNC WINDOWS DESKTOP CLIENT RELEASED With the September updates to the Office clients, native spellcheck has been released for the Lync Windows desktop client. For more information on the download, see the Microsoft Support page. I am running...
  • Reminder: Exchange 2013 sizing–how many servers do I need?

    The sizing information for Exchange 2013 was released much earlier this year, but as I have just been asked for it I thought that I might as well copy the guidance into a blog for future re-use! - Use Exchange 2013 pre-requisites to determine what software...
  • Lync End User Adoption materials from Microsoft

    I was asked at a Microsoft event last week if we had anything to assist an organisation that was about the deploy Lync to all its users. Well, my bag of balloons and streamers was empty, but we do have a couple of things that might help you. The first...
  • Changes to AOL PIC for Lync

    If you use and will want to use AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) Public IM Connectivity (PIC) the current Microsoft service will end on 30th June 2014. Effective now, Microsoft will stop provisioning new domains in anticipation of this change. A new service...
  • New Year, New Role

    FY14 Update and Blogging recommences! As always in Microsoft the new financial year brings new opportunities. This year for me I was handed a fantastic opportunity to move to be based out of Microsoft Scotland continuing as a Partner Architect. In Edinburgh...