• Blog Post: Lync 2010 Windows desktop client is now officially supported in Lync hybrid deployments

    We received a lot of questions about, and requests for, support for Lync 2010 Windows desktop client in a Lync hybrid deployment. After a round of testing, we are happy to announce that the Lync 2010 Windows desktop client is now officially supported for Lync users in a hybrid deployment, including users...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #115

    Sorry, but you're not On the list. Take a hike, man! Client versioning. For those of you anxiously following the saga of Seattle's attempt to have a day where the temperature reaches 70 degrees Fahrenheit, we must inform you of a temporary setback. When the author of today's haiku left for...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #77

    Gone phishin'? Not if You used the CSIM Filter cmdlets. We don't mean to alarm anyone, but the Internet isn't always a friendly place. We know, we know, but trust us: it's true. Most of us tend to think of the Internet as a happy place, a place where we all going skipping merrily through...
  • Blog Post: Retrieve Lync Connection Information

    Submitted by Tracy A. Cerise, University of Kentucky This script pulls Microsoft Lync 2010 connection information, such as the number of connections per Front End Server and number of unique users, and either displays it to the console or writes it to a file, depending on the parameters you supply...
  • Blog Post: Show me as Inactive when my computer has been idle for this many minutes

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ IdleThreshold Allowed registry values Any integer value between 5 and 360, inclusive (represents time, in minutes) Registry value type REG_DWORD Default setting 5...
  • Blog Post: File Transfer Save To

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ FtReceiveFolder Allowed registry values Any valid folder path Registry value type REG_SZ Default setting %userprofile%\Documents\My Received Files ...
  • Blog Post: Keep sounds to a minimum when my status is Do Not Disturb

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ suspendSoundWhenDND Allowed registry values · 0 – Lync will not suppress sounds when your status is set to Do Not Disturb · 1 – Lync will suppress sounds when your status is set to Do...
  • Blog Post: Show photos of contacts

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ ShowPhoto Allowed registry values · 0 : Photos of yourself and all your contacts are not displayed in Microsoft Lync · 1 : Photos of yourself and all your contacts are displayed in Microsoft Lync...
  • Blog Post: Lync Online: Sign-In Troubleshooting Through ADFS with Lync 2013

    The Microsoft Support team released the following Knowledge Base articles with solutions to two sign-in issues. Author: Darrin Hanson, Microsoft Technical Readiness Engineer Editor : Susan S. Bradley Publication date: May 1, 2013 Product version: Lync 2013 The Microsoft Support team released...
  • Blog Post: Export Lync Contacts to Excel

    This script exports contacts from Microsoft Lync 2010 to a Microsoft Excel worksheet. Requirements: · Lync 2010 must be running and you must be signed in. · The Microsoft Lync 2010 SDK must be installed on the client machine. Download the Lync 2010 SDK . · You must...
  • Blog Post: Turn on Windows Event logging for Lync

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ EnableEventLogging Allowed registry values · 0 – Lync will not log events to the Application event log · 1 – Lync will log events to the Application event log Registry...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #187

    You can come in and So can you. But no, not you . Client version rules. Well, it's Monday, and the author of today's haiku is home at last. OK, actually he got home late Saturday afternoon, but he never truly felt at home: after all, both Saturday and Sunday the sun was shining and the weather...
  • Blog Post: Show the Menu Bar

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ AlwaysShowMenu Allowed registry values · 00 00 00 00 – The menu bar is not visible · 01 00 00 00 – The menu bar is visible Registry value type REG_BINARY ...
  • Blog Post: Minimize to the notification area instead of the task bar

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ MinimizeWindowToNotificationArea Allowed registry values · 0 – Lync is minimized to the task bar when the Contact List is closed · 1 – Lync is minimized to the notification area when...
  • Blog Post: Join meeting audio from

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ JoinAudioConferenceFrom Allowed registry values 0 : Do not join audio 1 : Join meeting audio using Lync Registry value type REG_DWORD Default setting Not present...
  • Blog Post: Automatically start Lync when I log on to Windows

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ AutoRunWhenLogonToWindows Allowed registry values · 0 – Lync will not automatically start when you logon to Windows · 1 – Lync will automatically start when you log on to Windows...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Admin Guide: Configuring Support for Clients and Devices

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . Specify the Client Versions Supported in Your Organization To edit the default client version policy As a general rule, client version policies are most-easily edited by modifying...
  • Blog Post: Play sounds in Lync (including ringtones for incoming calls and IM alerts)

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ PlaySoundFeedback Allowed registry values · 0 – Lync will not play sounds when significant events occur · 1 – Lync will play sounds when significant events occur Registry...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #125

    It's always a great Day if you have your client Version policies. Well, it's Monday, and the author of today's Lync Server PowerShell haiku is definitely excited about being back to work, especially after the weekend that he was forced to endure. How bad could that weekend have been? Well...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #159

    We can rebuild it. We have the technology. Policy entries. Well, it's Monday, and we're back after another typical Pacific Northwest weekend. What's a typical Pacific Northwest weekend, you ask? Well, a typical Pacific Northwest weekend somehow manages to combine the really good with the...
  • Blog Post: Lync Product Version

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ ProductVersion Allowed registry values Any string value Registry value type REG_SZ Default setting Version number of the installed version of Microsoft Lync ...
  • Blog Post: Show Lync in foreground when it starts

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ AutoOpenMainWindowWhenStartup Allowed registry values · 0 – The Contact List will not display onscreen when you logon to Windows · 1 – The Contact List will display onscreen when you...
  • Blog Post: Retrieve Available Contacts

    With the Microsoft Lync 2010 SDK you can write scripts that retrieve all sorts of information about the contacts in the currently-running instance of Lync. What kind of information, you ask? Well, things like the contacts’ activity status (free, busy, etc.); their out of office message; and what...
  • Blog Post: Working with Microsoft Lync Registry Settings

    Remember the registry? Of course you do: the registry was first introduced in Windows 3.1 and now, almost 20 years later, the registry is still very much alive and kicking. We're the first to admit that the registry hasn't always been the most-beloved piece of software that Microsoft ever created, but...
  • Blog Post: Lync Language

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ Language Allowed registry values An integer value corresponding to the desired language (see below for a complete list of allowed values) Registry value type REG_DWORD Default...