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

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      Lync Server 2010 – “ Bottom Line: Microsoft Lync 2010 is a resilient, scalable, feature rich Unified Communications System .”. Well I would say that wouldn’t I!? Except that it wasn’t me that said it, it was the summary from a series of tests performed by Miercom, covering performance, resiliency...
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    I think that this document has been eagerly awaited and the document providing “Lync Security Guide provides guidelines for assessing and managing security risks to your Lync Server 2010 deployment.”   Download now from Microsoft.com Downloads Centre del.icio.us Tags: lync , documentation , guidance
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    hi Folks, CU2 for Lync is out and about and covered in KB 2496325. Rather than me copying out the text which may then change – please CLICK HERE for the KB article which lists all the fixes and binary version numbers. Please note the version numbers as code takes time to replicate! del.icio.us Tags:...
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    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 isn't a new resource, and in fact is still badged...
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    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 is being provided by AOL though. For more details...
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    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. Therefore I was interested to read that Sonus have...
  • Blog Post: Can’t spell–wont spell–Fear not spellcheck for Lync client is here!

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  • Blog Post: Early chapters of the Microsoft Lync 2010 Resource Kit available

    del.icio.us Tags: lync , reference , documentation Apologies if I’m the only one that has missed this but I picked up on a call today that some early chapters, or perhaps more correctly initial chapters, of the resource kit have been released to the web.   In fact HERE you can find a couple of interesting...
  • Blog Post: Partners invest in Lync Masters training

    Via @drrez on twitter I found this case study . The case study details Microsoft partner Unify 2 who invest significantly in training their consultants, and have a number now at the significant milestone of Lync Master . Interestingly just like any business investment should be, Unify2 measure their...