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  • Blog Post: OT: Managing Lync Projects with Project, SharePoint and VSTF

    Having started with Live Communications Server 2003, I have seen every release we have including a move 2 years ago to Office 365 working on Lync Dedicated and the PSTN Voice service offering. My role today leverages much of my technical skills but as the Program Manager my value to the team is ensuring...
  • Blog Post: Summary of Lync Voice with Jabra device portfolio

    Our team was put in contact with Jabra and offered an opportunity to test the form factors they provide customers for proof of concepts when deploying Lync. http://www.jabra.com/business-solutions/for-your-platform/microsoft?ref=mega High level findings Monoaural devices - I prefer for when I want...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Lync team blog and NextHop blog have moved

    Update May 20 John Weber to the rescue - Next Hop in a box http://tsoorad.blogspot.com/2014/05/nexthop-archive.html Original Post As part of an overall Office initiative, the Lync Team Blog and the NextHop Blog have been consolidated into the new Office blogs. The move was made in response...
  • Blog Post: Missed Lync Conference 2014 this past February in Las Vegas?

    Couldn't make the Lync Conference 2014 event and want to see all the great presentations? The content is now publicly posted http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Lync-Conference/Lync-Conference-2014 Enjoy TomL LCSKid
  • Blog Post: Trend - converting IM to audio

    It just dawned on me today that I've noticed a recent trend with Lync. While I start conversations with IM, they almost immediately become an audio call. There are a few folks that simply do not like typing which makes sense but ultimately the result is far better as you get more of the persons...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Lync 2013 Persistent Chat - Group Chat done right

    I have worked with Group Chat for some time and it was always a love/hate affair. What the product offered was well understood and when used right helped reduce the need for email. The downside was the solution was difficult to install and manage (this is being polite <grin>). The release of Lync...
  • Blog Post: Lync for Mac client version info for those preparing for Lync Server 2013 upgrades

    We have just started the effort to upgrade our Lync Online Dedicated customer deployments to Lync Server 2013. As we prepare the customers for this task, the minimum client versions have to be communicated and there is an interesting discrepancy between the version displayed in the Lync for Mac user...
  • Blog Post: LUMT - Lync User Management Tool from Stefan Plizga

    Are you an IT manager or a partner working with a company needing additional flexibility around user management with Lync? Stefan Plizga has a tool http://lumt.codeplex.com/ described as: Lync User Management Tool (LUMT) enables administrators to manage contacts, ACEs and Privacy settings on behalf...