• Blog Post: Managing Large and Structured Meetings with Lync 2010 whitepaper now available for download

    Abstract Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and the Microsoft Lync 2010 desktop client are very capable collaboration tools easily handling meetings between several online parties. Microsoft Lync 2010 is also able to handle larger meetings. However, to hold a successful larger meeting one will need to adopt...
  • Blog Post: Add desktop sharing to your application by using the Lync 2013 API

    Abstract: Have you ever wanted to add a desktop sharing feature to your application so users can share their desktop, monitor, or a process with another user with the click of a button? This blog post introduces you to a new feature of the Lync 2013 API that lets you leverage the power of Lync application...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #29

    If there's a meeting And no one can find it, is It a real meeting? There's no doubt that the author of today's haiku has a fondness for Zen koans; he's even used a few of them in a previous article on this site. But, then again, what's not to like about koans and riddles, especially those...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server 2013 Preview: New Video Features

    Lync Server 2013 Preview introduces new video capabilities that represent the next step in the evolution of the platform’s collaboration experience. These features include multiparty video, standards based codecs, and face detection with smart framing. These new Lync Server 2013 Preview features...
  • Blog Post: Conferencing Policy Settings: EnableP2PRecording

    This article is part of the series An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings . Parameter/Property Name Allowed Values EnableP2PRecording This is a per-user setting. · TRUE: Users can record a peer-to-peer session. ·...
  • Blog Post: Update: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Protocol Workloads Poster

    The Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software protocol workloads poster shows the protocols that are used by each workload in Lync Server 2010, describing relationships, dependencies, the servers that initiate connections, and certificate requirements. This poster provides a snapshot of the...
  • Blog Post: Conferencing Policy Settings: EnableDataCollaboration

    This article is part of the series An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings . Parameter/Property Name Allowed Values EnableDataCollaboration This is a per-organizer setting. · TRUE: Users can create whiteboards and polls,...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshoot Missing Conferencing Settings Information in the 2007 R2 Release of Communicator Web Access

    One day the dial-in conferencing feature for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 is working great, but the next day while trying to reset your PIN, you discover that the PIN information that usually appears in the Assigned Conference Information box is missing, and you get the message, "The server is...
  • Blog Post: Analyzing Connectivity for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Audio/Video Sessions Part 2: Using the Pre Call Diagnostics Tool

    This article is the second part of a two-part series. The first article is " Analyzing Connectivity for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Audio Video Sessions Part 1 ". This article gives you an overview of how to use the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Resource Kit Pre Call Diagnostic tool...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #103

    It is all black and White: cmdlets can help with Dial-in conferencing. Last night the author of today's haiku caught part of a very weird movie: The Story of Seabiscuit , starring Shirley Temple. What was so weird about the movie? Well, for one thing, the movie kept changing from color to...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #19

    I hear the voices But the names remain unknown. I need to press 3. You know, there are two great things about working at Microsoft. The first is knowing that any day could be the day that you change the world for the better. Have any of our Lync Server PowerShell haikus managed to change...
  • Blog Post: No Conferencing Policy is an Island: Per-Organizer Settings vs. Per-User Settings

    No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. – John Donne Although he died nearly 400 years ago, John Donne...
  • Blog Post: Conferencing Policy Settings: MaxMeetingSize

    This article is part of the series An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings . Parameter/Property Name Allowed Values MaxMeetingSize This is a per-organizer setting. Any integer value between 2 and 250, inclusive. ...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #86

    Blacks clouds gather and The rain threatens. So what? We Have the language list. It's another Monday morning here at the international headquarters of the Lync Server PowerShell blog and, in addition to posting this week's Lync Server PowerShell Challenge , we're mostly just sitting around...
  • Blog Post: Conferencing Policy Settings: EnableAppDesktopSharing

    This article is part of the series An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings . Parameter/Property Name Allowed Values EnableAppDesktopSharing This is a per-user setting. · Desktop: Users can share their entire computer. This...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Admin Guide: Managing On-Premises Meetings

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . Configuring Conferencing Settings Modify the Default Conferencing User Experience To modify the global conferencing policy To modify the global policy, use the Set-CsConferencingPolicy...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #141

    If I call, how do I know you will be there? Test Dial-in conferencing. So last night the author of today's haiku had the chance of a lifetime, and he let it slip through his fingers. Which, come to think of it, is pretty much the story of his life, isn't it? At any rate, when...
  • Blog Post: Conferencing Policy Settings: EnableDialInConferencing

    This article is part of the series An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings . Parameter/Property Name Allowed Values EnableDialInConferencing This is a per-organizer setting. · TRUE: Users can use a telephone to dial-in for...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #126

    It's 4:00 AM. Seems Like a great time to try out Dial-in conferencing Cats are evil. Now, the author of today's haiku isn't saying that cats are evil – oh, wait, he did say that, didn't he? Well, you can't blame him for thinking that way: after all, cats are evil. Have you ever...
  • Blog Post: Deploying Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Using the Supported DiffServ Service Types

    Office Communications Server 2007 R2 is designed to use Differentiated Service (DiffServ) types to provision audio and video communications to all unified communications (UC) enabled users on its supporting network. In most cases, deploying DiffServ with a Communications Server 2007 R2 deployment requires...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server 2010 Join Meeting Audio Scenarios

    With Lync Server 2010, conferences provide the option to dial out to participants. The dial out to PSTN experience varies depending on whether the organizer and participant are enabled for Enterprise Voice. This article covers the possible scenarios in this user experience. Author : Rui Maximo with...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #151

    West Side Story? Bah! We've got a much better show: Set Conference Server. Last night the author of today's haiku had a chance to see one of the first-run showings of the new musical Aladdin , based on the Disney movie of the same name. Note . Overall verdict: not bad, although not...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #175

    Utah: the land of Mountains, smiles, Beetdiggers, and Conference policies. As you no doubt know by now, the author of today's haiku is currently in Utah, partly to take a few days of vacation here and there, and partly to do his regular old work. (Based on the kind – and amount –...
  • Blog Post: Conferencing Policy Settings: AllowUserToScheduleMeetingsWithAppSharing

    This article is part of the series An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings . Parameter/Property Name Allowed Values AllowUserToScheduleMeetingsWithAppSharing This is a per-organizer setting. · TRUE: Application sharing is...
  • Blog Post: Conferencing Policy Settings: AllowExternalUsersToSaveContent

    This article is part of the series An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings . Parameter/Property Name Allowed Values AllowExternalUsersToSaveContent This is a per-organizer setting. · TRUE: External users can save whiteboards...