The Three UC Amigos

Three Microsoft UC technology specialists covering U.S. Education

January, 2011

  • What is your video conferencing interoperability with Lync Server 2010?

    Updated 3-15-2011 with new RMX screenshots Updated 2-18-2011 with new interop information I was asked by a university in Oregon if we work with existing video conferencing solutions such as TANDBERG (now Cisco) and Polycom. The answer is we can...
  • Adding users in bulk to Lync

    OK. We don’t support WMI and now the WMI script for bulk user load doesn’t work for Lync clients. I haven’t tested this myself yet but appears that Jeff Fuillet has created a script for doing this with Lync. This tool provides the same type of functionality...
  • Cumulative Update 1 available for Lync 2010 client

    These include a couple of tweaks for LIS, client fixes, and IP phone tweaks, etc: Lync Client 32 bit http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2467763 Lync Client 64 bit http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2467763 Lync Attandant http://support.microsoft.com/...
  • But does Lync Server 2010 really have PBX voice reliability or call scalability?

    A question often asked by my education customers. Recently, a well respected and unbiased 3rd party network consultancy company called Miercom conducted a series of tests to validate if Lync Server 2010 could sustain 3 days of a million calls without...
  • Exchange 2010 Deployment Assistant Wizard updated

    This is pretty nice update since it is adding in updates for coexistence and cloud hybrid and cloud only scenarios if you looking at our cloud offering for Exchange Online. Here is a checklist for moving to the Office 365’s Exchange Online: Updated Coexistence...
  • New Lync Developer training available

    Some cool Lync dev training available if you are looking to extend Lync into your line of business or web applications: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Microsoft Lync 2010 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 provide the communication platform for developers...
  • Staged Deployment of Lync 2010

    In some cases you may want to reduce the workload on servers or stage deployment of all the features of Lync until …. (the servers can support the load, the network upgrade is complete, etc). When you did this in OCS 2007 R2 you had to enable GPOs to...
  • Custom states–revisited

    It still works. I had a question today about custom states. We are still using four custom states and they are configured with the combination of registry settings and the presence XML file. 2 registry keys are needed. 1. CustomStateURL (Reg_SZ) file...
  • Open Interoperability Program Updated

    The OIP has been updated to include Lync 2010. If you are looking for what PBXs provide Direct SIP, Gateways, SBA information, etc. Then I suggest reviewing the updated site here .