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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/

Exchange Server 2010 Monitoring Management Pack re-released

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/06/exchange-server-2010-monitoring-management-pack-re-released.aspx

Office 365 – Password Expiration Notifications in Outlook

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/11/office-365-password-expiration-notifications-in-outlook.aspx

RBAC: Walkthrough of creating a role that can wipe ActiveSync Devices

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/12/rbac-walkthrough-of-creating-a-role-that-can-wipe-activesync-devices.aspx

Windows Server 2012 and Exchange

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/14/windows-server-2012-and-exchange.aspx

Exchange Online Protection: A Premium Protection and Policy Service for Email

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/18/exchange-online-protection-a-premium-protection-and-policy-service-for-email.aspx

Comparing Exchange Online and Exchange Server 2013

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/19/comparing-exchange-online-and-exchange-server-2013.aspx

The Cloud On Your Terms (PART I): Deploying Hybrid

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/20/the-cloud-on-your-terms-part-i-deploying-hybrid.aspx

The Cloud On Your Terms (PART II): Managing Hybrid

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/20/the-cloud-on-your-terms-part-ii-managing-hybrid.aspx

Lessons from the Datacenter: Managed Availability

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/21/lessons-from-the-datacenter-managed-availability.aspx

In-Place Archiving

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/25/in-place-archiving.aspx

Announcing Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/25/announcing-exchange-2010-service-pack-3.aspx

In-Place eDiscovery and In-Place Hold in the New Exchange - Part I

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/26/in-place-e-discovery-and-in-place-hold-in-the-new-exchange.aspx

Keeping Your Organization Safe with the New Exchange

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/27/keeping-your-organization-safe-with-the-new-exchange.aspx

Introducing Data Loss Prevention in the New Exchange

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/28/introducing-data-loss-prevention-in-the-new-exchange.aspx

In-Place eDiscovery and In-Place Hold in the New Exchange – Part II

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/28/in-place-ediscovery-and-in-place-hold-in-the-new-exchange-part-ii.aspx

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

NextHop - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

DrRez: Microsoft Lync Server Technical Reference Hub - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

Lync Server 2013 Preview: Recovering Response Groups During Disaster Recovery

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/04/lync-server-2013-preview-recovering-response-groups-during-disaster-recovery.aspx

Lync Server 2013 Preview and Windows PowerShell: The Cure for the Post-Olympic Blues

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/05/lync-server-2013-preview-and-windows-powershell-the-cure-for-the-post-olympic-blues.aspx

Update: Lync Server 2010 Remote Connectivity Analyzer

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/06/office-communications-server-remote-connectivity-analyzer.aspx

How to Automate the New Account Creation Process

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/10/how-to-automate-your-new-account-creation-process.aspx

Lync Server 2010 Response Group Service Commander

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/12/lync-response-group-service-commander.aspx

Lync and Learn: Lync To Phone, Overview and Setup

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/13/lync-and-learn-lync-to-phone-overview-and-setup.aspx

Lync Server 2010 Geographically Dispersed Edge Topology: Part 2

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/17/lync-server-2010-geographically-dispersed-edge-topology-part-2.aspx

Lync Online: Office 365 for SMB Jump Start - Administering Lync Online

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/18/lync-online-office-365-for-smb-jump-start-administering-lync-online.aspx

Lync Server 2010 External User Access Security Overview

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/19/lync-server-2010-external-user-access-security-overview.aspx

Update: Configuring Lync Client Access Capabilities to Meet Client Access License Requirements

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/20/configuring-lync-client-access-capabilities-to-meet-client-access-license-requirements.aspx

Update: Microsoft Lync 2013 Preview in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/21/microsoft-lync-2013-preview-in-a-virtual-desktop-infrastructure.aspx

Lync Server 2010 Response Group Application Frequently Asked Questions

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/24/lync-server-2010-response-group-application-frequently-asked-questions.aspx

LyncMD: Lync Users Do Not Hear Ringback Tone for Outbound Calls Through PSTN Gateway

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/27/lync-users-do-not-hear-ringback-tone-for-outbound-calls-through-pstn-gateway.aspx

Outlook

Outlook Blog

http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-outlook/

Other

The Master Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

Downloads

Antigen & Forefront

Exchange

Office 365

Lync-to-phone Setup Checklist

If your version of Office 365 includes Lync-to-phone (Lync Plan 3), you can set up an account with a Lync-to-phone service provider so users can make calls to, or receive calls from, any phone number. With Exchange Plan 2 and Unified Messaging, users can access voice mail directly from Outlook or Lync.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30739

Information Protection and Control (IPC) in Office 365 Preview with Windows Azure AD Rights Management whitepaper

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34768

Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run Preview

The Office Deployment Tool allows the administrator to customize and manage Office 2013 Click-to-Run deployments. This tool will help adminstrators to manage installations sources, product/language combinations, and deployment configuration options for Office Click-to-Run.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30344

Microsoft Office 2013 Preview AppV packages

Virtualized Office 2013 Preview packages for AppV 5.0 Beta deployments

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30423

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 XMPP Gateway Hotfix KB 2742290

This download includes all available updates for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 XMPP Gateway.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=12722

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

VHD Test Drive - Lync Server 2010 (Eval) - Part 2 of 2

This download comes as a pre-configured set of VHD's. This download enables you to fully evaluate Microsoft Lync Server 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34602

OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat Client

This download includes all available updates for OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat Client.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30406

OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat Server

This download includes all available updates for OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat Server

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30404

VHD Test Drive - Lync Server 2010 (Eval) - Part 1 of 2

This download comes as a pre-configured set of VHD's. This download enables you to fully evaluate Microsoft Lync Server 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26217

Delegation for IP Phones White Paper

This document discusses extension of the Boss/Admin features to IP phones. The boss-delegate is a collection of features designed by the Microsoft Lync team which optimize the boss and delegate Lync roles in IP phones with Lync Server.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34593

OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat Admin Tool

This download includes all available updates for OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat Admin Tool.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30405

Audiocodes SmartTap Partner Solution Brief

A brief describing Audiocodes SmartTap, a call recording solution for Lync.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34689

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom CX700 and LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540 – February 2012 Cumulative Update

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=34701

Microsoft Lync 2013 (Preview) VDI Plugin

Microsoft Lync 2013 (Preview) VDI plug-in enables you to experience local like audio and video in peer-to-peer calls and conference calls when using Microsoft Lync 2013 (Preview) in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34694

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

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

Outlook

Other

Downloads

Events/Webcasts

Effective Conferencing with Microsoft Lync: Transitioning from Office Live Meeting

Event ID: 1032530396

Language(s):  English. 

An introduction to Microsoft Lync for users making the move from Office Live Meeting. 

Starts: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530396&culture=en-US

Best Practices for Microsoft Lync Conferencing

Event ID: 1032530402

Language(s):  English. 

Learn best practices for managing Online Meetings using Microsoft Lync. From scheduled conferences to instant application sharing, discover how easy it is to collaborate successfully!

Starts: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 11:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530402&culture=en-US

Introducing Microsoft Lync

Event ID: 1032530410

Language(s):  English. 

Welcome to Microsoft Lync! Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication.

Starts: Thursday, October 04, 2012 7:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530410&culture=en-US

Introducing Microsoft Lync

Event ID: 1032530411

Language(s):  English. 

Welcome to Microsoft Lync! Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication.

Starts: Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530411&culture=en-US

Effective Conferencing with Microsoft Lync: Transitioning from Office Live Meeting

Event ID: 1032530397

Language(s):  English. 

An introduction to Microsoft Lync for users making the move from Office Live Meeting.

Starts: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration:1 hour(s)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530397&culture=en-US

Best Practices for Microsoft Lync Conferencing

Event ID: 1032530403

Language(s):  English. 

Learn best practices for managing Online Meetings using Microsoft Lync. From scheduled conferences to instant application sharing, discover how easy it is to collaborate successfully!

Starts: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 11:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530403&culture=en-US

Introducing Microsoft Lync

Event ID: 1032530412

Language(s):  English. 

Welcome to Microsoft Lync! Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication.

Starts: Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530412&culture=en-US

Introducing Microsoft Lync

Event ID: 1032530413

Language(s):  English. 

Welcome to Microsoft Lync! Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication.

Starts: Thursday, October 11, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530413&culture=en-US

Effective Conferencing with Microsoft Lync: Transitioning from Office Live Meeting

Event ID: 1032530398

Language(s):  English. 

An introduction to Microsoft Lync for users making the move from Office Live Meeting. 

Starts: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530398&culture=en-US

Best Practices for Microsoft Lync Conferencing

Event ID: 1032530404

Language(s):  English. 

Learn best practices for managing Online Meetings using Microsoft Lync. From scheduled conferences to instant application sharing, discover how easy it is to collaborate successfully!

Starts: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 11:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530404&culture=en-US

Introducing Microsoft Lync

Event ID: 1032530414

Language(s):  English. 

Welcome to Microsoft Lync! Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication.

Starts: Thursday, October 18, 2012 7:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530414&culture=en-US

Introducing Microsoft Lync

Event ID: 1032530415

Language(s):  English. 

Welcome to Microsoft Lync! Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication.

Starts: Thursday, October 18, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530415&culture=en-US

Effective Conferencing with Microsoft Lync: Transitioning from Office Live Meeting

Event ID: 1032530399

Language(s):  English. 

An introduction to Microsoft Lync for users making the move from Office Live Meeting. 

Starts: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530399&culture=en-US

Best Practices for Microsoft Lync Conferencing

Event ID: 1032530405

Language(s):  English. 

Learn best practices for managing Online Meetings using Microsoft Lync. From scheduled conferences to instant application sharing, discover how easy it is to collaborate successfully!

Starts: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530405&culture=en-US

Introducing Microsoft Lync

Event ID: 1032530416

Language(s):  English. 

Welcome to Microsoft Lync! Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication.

Starts: Thursday, October 25, 2012 7:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530416&culture=en-US

Introducing Microsoft Lync

Event ID: 1032530417

Language(s):  English. 

Welcome to Microsoft Lync! Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication.

Starts: Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530417&culture=en-US

Effective Conferencing with Microsoft Lync: Transitioning from Office Live Meeting

Event ID: 1032530400

Language(s):  English. 

An introduction to Microsoft Lync for users making the move from Office Live Meeting. 

Starts: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530400&culture=en-US

Best Practices for Microsoft Lync Conferencing

Event ID: 1032530406

Language(s):  English. 

Learn best practices for managing Online Meetings using Microsoft Lync. From scheduled conferences to instant application sharing, discover how easy it is to collaborate successfully!

Starts: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 11:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530406&culture=en-US

New KB's

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Coexistence: The e-mail address could not be resolved to an ExchangePrincipal error when a user tries to view free/busy information in Outlook

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2697150/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Coexistence: 404 – File or directory not found error message when you log off Outlook Web Access in Exchange Server 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2748254/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise: The delegates page is not available. Cannot access Outlook folder error message when you try to configure a delegate by using Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010 in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2753709/en-US

Outlook

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007: Description of the Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter update: September 11

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687407/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007: Delivering POP mail to an Exchange account may result in duplicate email messages

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752393/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007: Description of the Office updates: September 11

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2755588/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition: HOW TO: Specify Exchange Server Settings for Outlook 2002 User Profiles in the Custom Installation Wizard in Office XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308997/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Outlook 2010 MailTip states that you don't have permission to send to a restricted distribution group

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2755743/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Outlook continues to prompt for credentials after your domain password changes

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2762344/en-US