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  • Blog Post: Lync 2013 Persistent Chat HA\DR Part Two

    PFE Richard Schwendiman who specialises in Exchange and Lync, recently released some deep dive articles on Lync 2013. We recently highlighted part 1. For your viewing pleasure, here is part 2! In part 1 of this blog we discussed the architecture and design of Lync 2013 pChat HA\DR components. Now we...
  • Blog Post: Lync 2013 Persistent Chat HA\DR–Part One

    PFE Richard Schwendiman who specialises in Exchange and Lync, recently released some deep dive articles on Lync 2013. Here is part 1. Take it away Richard! In Lync Server 2013 we introduced greatly improved chat functionality, named Persistent Chat (pChat). Not only is it much improved, but now an actual...
  • Blog Post: Lync 2013 New Features - IGNITE Roadshow [VIDEO]

    Summary:   Tamer Maher El-Sharkawy , one of our esteemed Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineers, catches up with Lync engineer extraordinaire Doug Deitterick (Microsoft Certified Master in both OCS and Lync) during the Lync 2013 Ignite Roadshow to discuss some of the cool new and improved capabilities...
  • Blog Post: A Quick Look At System Center Advisor (SCA)

    Summary: Milad Aslaner , a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer based in Germany, gives us a quick peek at System Center Advisor (SCA), a freely available cloud-based service from Microsoft that enables you to assess your server configurations and proactively avoid problems. As you probably know by...
  • Blog Post: 5 Things You Need To Know About Lync 2013 Performance and Configuration

    Veteran Lync Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Frank White shares his top 5 most common Lync 2013 (and Lync 2010) performance and configuration issues that he’s run into during his many engagements with numerous customers, along with sound advice to help us prevent these issues from occuring...
  • Blog Post: Understanding NAT When Setting Up Lync, Part 2 - STUN and TURN Explained

    Written by Joe Lefort, Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. Better late than never. I finally got a bit of free time to try to explain part two of the ICE NAT and media stuff I began a while back – that being STUN and TURN. First off, not all NATs are the same, and that is the key to whether STUN...
  • Blog Post: How to setup a software PBX to test the PSTN features of Lync Server

    Written by Joe Lefort, Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. In my last article, Why You Need To Understand NAT When Setting Up Lync or OCS ,  I talked a fair bit about the edge and NAT. I thought this article would be all about the STUN and TURN mechanisms mentioned in that post, but other shinier...
  • Blog Post: Why You Need To Understand NAT When Setting Up Lync or OCS

    Written by Joe Lefort, Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. Microsoft Lync and OCS are fairly easy to set up if all you want to do is have internal IM/presence and conferencing. The moment you decide to open your SIP domain up to the outside world, things take a change for the complex.  Why...