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Microsoft Skype/Lync Federation change for new IP address October 2 2015
While most customers and partners will receive this information via their account teams, I am sharing for broader reach. We are updating the way our customers/partners federate with Microsoft. Prior to the change on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM PDT, customers need to update their federation...
22 Sep 2015
Keep that AOL PIC communication channel: How to Establish Direct Federation with AIM
AOL and Yahoo had each reached an end of life statement with PIC, however AOL lives on with a direct federation option! https://aimenterprise.aol.com/microsoft/ Excerpt from page: Microsoft Lync Customers: How to Establish Direct Federation with AIM AOL is pleased to offer Microsoft Lync...
16 Jun 2014
May 9 8pm SIPFED IP Address change
Update April 28 Here is the email sent internally to those of us registered as the Microsoft contact for a customer federation. CUTOVER Lync Federation changes will take effect on Saturday May 9 th and the new IP’s and ports will need to be implemented by your customers and partners on...
18 Apr 2014
Lync for Mac and possible password issue with special characters
We had a report among some of our internal users of sign-in failures. Based on the log with numerous NTLM authentication failures that there is possibly an issue/bug with special characters in the password. This user reported the use of (¥) which works on the Windows Lync client. We also are hearing...
7 Oct 2011
Lync for Mac reports the + as Character not valid in Phone tab
A customer asked me to test this behavior and sure enough when using the Phone tab, if you try to type the + sign it is reported as Character not valid. If you type too fast and add digits the error goes away yet the number won't be dialed. While waiting to hear a response on whether this is a...
31 Jan 2012
MVP Solution for LyncAddContacts
For those looking for contact management with Lync, we have a solution from Jeff Guillet of ExtraTeam http://www.expta.com/2011/01/introducing-lyncaddcontacts.html Thanks Jeff for putting in the work! TomL LCSKid
26 Feb 2011
URL Syntax to IM multiple people
The following is the result of a discussion on Twitter started by @twkisner The question was how to build a url that allows you to start a multiparty IM. RT @twkisner: @paulnearney @UCMadeEasy Thank you!!! This works in #Lync "im:<sip:firstname.lastname@example.org><sip:email@example.com>" ...
5 Apr 2011
Lync Mobility Documentation References
One of my peer PM's received a question from a Lync Online dedicated customer for end user mobility content and he shared the culmination of that request Adoption and Training Kit: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/confirmation.aspx?id=9642 Lync on Windows Phone: http://r.office.microsoft...
3 Feb 2012
Lync Attendee Launch Failure
Scott Stubberfield, Microsoft Consultant and Microsoft Certified Master for OCS shared the following issue among the Master community today and gave permission to blog on his behalf. We ran across a situation today at my customer that I thought I would share. A user had installed the new Lync...
3 Mar 2011
Addition to Phones and Devices for Communicator / Lync
With the OCS product there has been one vendor that we have heard a request to support more than any other – SNOM. Announced this week was a new criteria with the devices in addition to the Optimized certification, Other Compatible Phones. While the name may not be as sexy what it does provide a customer...
23 Sep 2010
Tracking the devices that work with Lync for Mac 2011
The Lync for Mac 2011 client has RTM’ed and I am seeing tweets that it is now on the Volume License site as well. With this new release supporting voice and meetings in one client, the topic of supported devices has come up. Read this blog post to find the current situation. Having a MacBook Pro for...
20 Sep 2011
Mac Meetings - Desktop Sharing and Join Experience
As a reminder, the Communicator for Mac 2011 client is for OCS 2007 R2 and provides a corresponding feature set. It is also supported to connect against Lync Server 2010 but it will be treated as an R2 client. Desktop Sharing The Communicator for Mac 2011 13.1 update has been released which includes...
16 Dec 2010
The Lync contact card shows me what time it is for you
This just proves that even being in the group that builds and owns the product you can still stumble across a cool feature. The contact card not only displays the persons time zone but what time it is there. This is certainly helpful the more you work with peers in international time zones. Here is my...
28 Oct 2011
How to present PPT from Lync for Mac
So you or a team member has a Mac and is using the Lync for Mac client and now they want to explore their sharing options. Start with the feature comparison chart here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg425836.aspx You will notice they can’t present a PowerPoint but turns out there...
5 Oct 2011
Ducking? Music volume experience with incoming Lync call using Zune player
One of our MVP ’s, Brian asked a question regarding the experience of volume when using the PC to place or received telephone calls using Lync. The dialog that controls the behavior we are discussing is below and can be reached in a few ways Start, Control Panel, Sound, Communications tab...
14 Jan 2011
Lync 2010 Upload Presentation without interrupting active presenter
I joined an internal meeting today with multiple presenters and I was asked whether I had content to upload. I had a really short (3 slide) PowerPoint presentation but we were in an active meeting with a presenter in the middle of his talk. It turns out when you select Share, PowerPoint Presentation...
20 Sep 2010
Important Lync for Mac 2011 update for meeting join issues
This week we see a really important update for companies using Lync for Mac 2011. A big thanks goes to 2 customers in our Lync Online Dedicated environment that persevered and pressed through the analysis as the behavior had an odd pattern. Customers would comment they could join 1 or 2 meetings and...
18 Apr 2013
Localized Languages for Lync Server and Clients
I had to gather this information internally and have seen some recent questions in social forums around languages for Server and the multiple clients offered. February 1, 2011 Update – Jens has a guest post from Thomas Binder entitled: Where is my localized device update? ...
26 Jan 2011
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