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  • Understanding Lync 2010 Client Scaling and Workload Impact on Exchange 2010 Client Access Server

    The goal of this article is to give the reader an estimate of the relative impact that the Microsoft Lync 2010 desktop client has on the Microsoft Exchange 2010 Client Access server. This estimate can be used to determine the Exchange Server resources...
  • Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Troubleshooting Specific Workloads

    The Troubleshooting Specific Workloads chapter of the upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book provides examples of how to troubleshoot workloads in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software. This chapter is being developed. It focuses...
  • Haiku #143

    We apologize for the contents of this haiku. Sometimes we just can't help ourselves. But at least you'll learn something about user servers, so it's all worth it, right?

  • Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London: An Introduction to Lync

    On July 28, 2011, Adam Jacobs will kick off the first meeting of the Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUG). The event will introduce Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and describe the high level differences between Lync Server 2010 and Office...
  • Haiku #142

    The animals of the world have united with one goal in mind: do not allow the Lync Server haiku author to get a full night's sleep. Maybe some Response Group application cmdlets will appease them.

  • Haiku #141

    How long will it take to read this haiku and article? Probably just a little bit longer than it takes to fall off an excercise machine, or to test your dial-in conferencing.

  • Haiku #140

    Apparently mountain bikes aren't nearly as sturdy as CAC cmdlets. Most notably, the haiku author's mountain bike gave out after only 300 miles, whereas the CsBandwidthPolicyServiceConfiguration cmdlets will probably last many more miles than that.

  • Deployment Details for Lync Monitoring Reports

    It can be difficult to work with Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Reports and SQL Server Reporting Services. In this post we describe how to avoid some possible issues in a distributed scenario where the SQL Server cluster (database engine) is on...
  • Haiku #139

    Haiku #139 is significant because the number 139 is significant...in it's own unique sort of way. Just like Lync Server diagnostic cmdlets.

  • Haiku #138

    All is right with the world when you have Lync Server PowerShell cmdlets. Espcially presence policy cmdlets.

  • 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...
  • Haiku #137

    Do you want baseball stats or information about Lync Server? Oh. Well, we'll see if we can manage to get something in here about Lync Server. Maybe even something about the CsManagementConnection cmdlets.

  • VGA Conferencing in Lync Server 2010

    Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software adds VGA conferencing to a set of video capabilities that includes peer-to-peer video with a maximum resolution of high definition (HD) 720p and conference video supported by the Polycom CX5000 USB conferencing...
  • Haiku #136

    It's the Summer Solstice, which, as you probably know, is the day that brings the longest haiku article of the year. Or the haiku about the cmdlet with the longest name. Or maybe just a random haiku about Druids and audio bots.