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  • Blog Post: Sample Lync Persistent Chat Archive Report

    After receiving multiple requests for a way to report on Lync Persistent Chat Archive Data (from the mgccomp Compliance database) I decided to create this sample report. One problem with querying for this data directly from the mgccomp database is that the Persistent Chat rooms aren't listed by name...
  • Blog Post: Lync 2013 Persistent Chat HA\DR Deep Dive Pt. 2

    In part 1 of this blog we discussed the architecture and design of Lync 2013 pChat HA\DR components. Now we will discuss how this design behaves with various failures within a Lync infrastructure. These different failure scenarios are based off our Disaster Recovery diagram from part 1 (Figure 1). We...
  • Blog Post: Lync 2013 Persistent Chat HA\DR Deep Dive Pt. 1

    As everyone knows by now, with the release of Lync Server 2013 we introduced much improved chat functionality, named Persistent Chat (pChat). Not only is it much improved, but it is also an actual role within the topology (no longer standalone application). One thing that I get questioned about a lot...