News

Premier

OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT

http://www.opsvault.com/

Microsoft Premier Support UK - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/

Antigen & Forefront

http://blogs.technet.com/forefront

http://blogs.technet.com/fssnerds

Exchange

Exchange Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/

MCS UK Unified Communications Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/msukucc

Microsoft Online Services Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/msonline/

Extended Rollout of Exchange Online December 2011 Service Update

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/11/extended-rollout-of-exchange-online-december-2011-service-update.aspx

Everything You Need to Know About Exchange Backups* - Part 2

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/14/everything-you-need-to-know-about-exchange-backups-part-2.aspx

Released: v19.9 of the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/19/released-v19-9-of-the-exchange-2010-mailbox-server-role-requirements-calculator.aspx

Exchange Client Bandwidth Prediction – the time zone problem…

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/20/exchange-client-bandwidth-prediction-the-time-zone-problem.aspx

Establishing Exchange Content Index Rebuild Baselines – Part 1

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/25/establishing-exchange-content-index-rebuild-baselines-part-1.aspx

Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool (OCAT) v2 released

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/26/microsoft-outlook-configuration-analyzer-tool-ocat-v2-released.aspx

Establishing Exchange Content Index Rebuild Baselines – Part 2

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/27/establishing-exchange-content-index-rebuild-baselines-part-2.aspx

Mailboxes on a database are Quarantined in an environment with System Center Operations Manager

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/28/mailboxes-on-a-database-are-quarantined-in-an-environment-with-system-center-operations-manager.aspx

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

NextHop - Site Home - TechNet Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/

DrRez: Microsoft Lync Server Technical Reference Hub

http://blogs.technet.com/b/drrez/

Lync Server 2010 Server Roles Do Not Support SQL Server 2012

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/07/some-lync-server-2010-server-roles-do-not-support-sql-server-2012.aspx

Features of the Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/11/features-of-the-lync-server-2010-multitenant-pack-for-partner-hosting.aspx

Administering Office 365 – Jump Start Series

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/11/administering-office-365-jump-start-series.aspx

Planning and Deploying Office 365 – Jump Start Series

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/11/planning-and-deploying-office-365-jump-start-series.aspx

Configuring Inter-tenant Federation for the Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/12/configuring-inter-tenant-federation-for-the-lync-server-2010-multitenant-pack-for-partner-hosting.aspx

Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in Lync Could Allow Remote Code Execution

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/12/vulnerabilities-in-lync-could-allow-remote-code-execution-2707956.aspx

Cumulative Updates for Lync Server 2010: June 2012

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/18/lync-server-2010-updates-now-available-june-2012.aspx

Cumulative Update for Lync 2010 for Android: June 2012

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/19/cumulative-update-for-lync-2010-for-android-june-2012.aspx

Installing Lync 2010 for Windows Phone on Windows Phone Emulator

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/20/lync-server-2010-installing-lync-2010-for-windows-phone-on-windows-phone-emulator.aspx

LyncMD: Troubleshooting the Lync 2010 Address Book

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/21/lyncmd-troubleshooting-the-lync-2010-address-book.aspx

Practice Accelerator Sessions for Lync Server 2010: July 2012

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/22/practice-accelerator-sessions-for-lync-server-2010-july-2012.aspx

Interview with a Lync Pro: Tommy Clarke

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/25/interview-with-a-lync-pro-tommy-clarke.aspx

Lync Online: Focus on Functionality - Lync Social Connector

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/26/lync-online-focus-on-functionality-lync-social-connector.aspx

How to Create Visio and Excel Output from a TBXML File

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/28/how-to-create-visio-and-excel-output-from-a-tbxml-file.aspx

Outlook

http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/default.aspx

Other

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ocs/ee465814.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/themasterblog

Documents

Antigen & Forefront

Exchange

Multi-Tenancy and Hosting Guidance for Exchange Server 2010 SP2

This document provides information on the challenges and problems that need to be solved, and offers advice and direction to ensure the Exchange multi-tenant environment that you build can be supported by Microsoft.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28192

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Protocol Workloads Poster

This poster shows each workload in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software, describing relationships, dependencies, flow of information, and certificate requirements. Version 5.12 adds more details to the Enterprise Voice workload quadrant based on excellent feedback from several Lync experts.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6797

Installing and Using the Lync Server 2010 Meeting Content Viewer Tool

This document describes the purpose, installation, and use of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Meeting Content Viewer tool that is shipped as part of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010: June 2012.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30136

Outlook

Other

Downloads

Exchange

Exchange Web Services Managed API 1.2.1

The Microsoft Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API 1.2.1 provides a managed interface for developing client applications that use Exchange Web Services.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30141

Open Specifications Poster

The Open Specifications Poster (PDF format) makes it easy for interoperability developers to explore the Open Specifications overview documents for Office client, Lync, SharePoint, Office file formats, and Exchange Server.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=1b9a43e0-2e37-481b-9e00-686973094ca0

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 2647093

This download contains an update for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=515d6dba-4c6a-48bb-a06a-d99c5742676d

Open Specifications Poster

The Open Specifications Poster (PDF format) makes it easy for interoperability developers to explore the Open Specifications overview documents for Office client, Lync, SharePoint, Office file formats, and Exchange Server.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=1b9a43e0-2e37-481b-9e00-686973094ca0

Security Update for Microsoft Lync 2010 (64-bit) (KB2693282)

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30122

Security Update for Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee (user level install) (KB2693283)

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30120

Security Update for Microsoft Lync 2010 (32 -bit) (KB2693282)

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30115

Security Update for Microsoft Communicator 2007 R2 (KB2708980)

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30117

Security Update for Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee (admin level install) (KB2696031)

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30119

Security Update for Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant (KB2702444)

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30121

Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee - Admin Level Install

Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee is a conferencing client that allows users without Microsoft Lync 2010 installed, to participate in online meetings. A user with an administrator account on the computer can install Lync 2010 Attendee so that users of the computer can join Microsoft Lync Server 2010-hosted meetings.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23396

Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee - User Level Install

Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee is a conferencing client that allows users without Microsoft Lync 2010 installed, to participate in online meetings. If you are not an administrator on the computer but an administrator has allowed you to perform installations, you can install this application.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15755

Lync 2010 Attendant Hotfix KB 2496326

This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010 Attendant.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24759

Lync Server 2010 Hotfix KB 2493736

This download includes all available updates for Lync Server 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11551

Lync 2010 Group Chat Hotfix KB 2701665

This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010 Group Chat.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11804

Lync 2010 Attendee Hotfix KB 2500438 (Admin level install)

This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010 Attendee.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13365

Lync 2010 Group Chat Admin Tool Hotfix KB 2672318

This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010 Group Chat Admin Tool.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=22675

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom CX700 and LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540

Microsoft® Lync™ 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom® CX700 and LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540 is the next generation of software designed for the phones from Polycom and LG-Nortel to interoperate with Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21644

Lync 2010 Attendee Hotfix KB 2693283 (User level install)

This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010 Attendee.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=22157

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Aastra 6721ip and Aastra 6725ip

Microsoft® Lync™ 2010 Phone Edition for Aastra 6721ip and Aastra 6725ip is the first generation of software designed specifically for the phones from Aastra to interoperate with Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18390

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom CX500, Polycom CX600 and Polycom CX3000

Microsoft® Lync™ 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom® CX500, Polycom® CX600 and Polycom® CX3000 is the first generation of software designed specifically for the phones from Polycom to interoperate with Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23866

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for HP 4110 and HP 4120

Microsoft® Lync™ 2010 Phone Edition for HP 4110 and HP 4120 is the first generation of software designed specifically for the phones from HP to interoperate with Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28158

Lync 2010 Hotfix KB 2701664 (32 bit)

This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25055

Lync 2010 Hotfix KB 2701664 (64 bit)

This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=14490

Lync Server 2010 Meeting Content Viewer

This download includes the Lync Server 2010 Meeting Content Viewer tool. You can use this tool to convert Lync Server 2010 meeting content, such as the whiteboard and poll files saved by Lync Server 2010 Web Conferencing service, into a viewable format.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30144

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat SDK

Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Software Development Kit (SDK) includes documentation and sample applications developed with the Lync Server 2010 Group Chat platform.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23647

Outlook

Open Specifications Poster

The Open Specifications Poster (PDF format) makes it easy for interoperability developers to explore the Open Specifications overview documents for Office client, Lync, SharePoint, Office file formats, and Exchange Server.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=1b9a43e0-2e37-481b-9e00-686973094ca0

Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0

The Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0 (OCAT ) provides a quick and easy method to analyze your Microsoft Office Outlook profile and mailbox for common configurations that may cause problems in Outlook. This can be very useful for busy Help Desk personnel when end-users call for help with Outlook or when you want to identify possible issues with Outlook proactively.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28806

Events/Webcasts

New KB's

Antigen & Forefront

Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange: Legitimate email messages are marked as spam for a Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) user

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2669119/en-US

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition: How to reset the default virtual directories that are required to provide Outlook Web Access, Exchange ActiveSync, and Outlook Mobile Access services in Exchange Server 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883380/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition: Calendar items that are copied are missing in Exchange Server 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2714118/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise: The E-mail Signature text box is not editable in Outlook Web App when you use Google Chrome in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2695022/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise: You cannot move some users’ mailboxes from one Exchange Server 2010 mailbox database to another

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2698960/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise: Event ID 122 is logged incorrectly on a server that is running Exchange Server 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2716912/en-US

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat server: Description of the cumulative update for the Lync Server 2010, Group Chat Administration Tool: June 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2707265/en-US

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2: MS12-039: Description of the security update for Communicator 2007 R2: June 12, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2708980/en-US

Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 Dedicated: Time zone changes for the Live Meeting service during 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2723544/en-US

Outlook

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003: The Outlook meeting tracking tab is not updated

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2215547/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003: Items that are copied to the Inbox are not synchronized to the server mailbox when the delivery location is set to a .pst file

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2723685/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007: Outlook Junk Email settings ignored after moving mailbox to Exchange Server 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2655142/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007: Description of the Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter update: June 12, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687267/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition: Outlook does not import meeting attendees from certain file types

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289962/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: How to configure the default message class for new items in an Outlook folder

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2697986/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Error message when you try to open an IRM-protected email message: "This build of Microsoft Office is unsigned and cannot be trusted"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2722088/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Outlook 2010 programmatic security settings for Simple MAPI cannot be configured by using the Group Policy Object

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2723336/en-US