The Three UC Amigos

Three Microsoft UC technology specialists covering U.S. Education

March, 2011

  • Where is the Lync end user training material?

    I get asked this question from several of my education customers who are in the process of deploying Lync or are piloting Lync.  I found some nice resources to help here:   Lync 2010 Quick Start Guides The Lync quick start guides has eight different...
  • streaming video with Lync

      OK. This doesn’t happen out-of-box. You can share a video on a desktop screen but we all now how that looks when we are doing an RDP session. Chris Norman’s blog outlined how to do this with two products where the video used in the session is not...
  • IM an Expert Lync bot available for download and other Lync customization examples

    What is a Lync query response bot? A Lync query response bot is custom developed automation component accessible via IM where end users can query via IM for information against various databases, Internet like Bing, or even connect you with other live...
  • What is new with Group Chat in Lync Server 2010?

    updated – 3-16-11 with new information   What is Lync Group Chat? Persistent topic-based discussion forums support dispersed teams “Channel dock” makes participation simple and efficient Multiple content types enable flexible information sharing...
  • How do I size and stress test my Lync servers?

    This is a question I get a lot from my customers. In addition to using the new Lync Server 2010 Planning Tool, we just shipped a few tools to help you with the sizing of your Lync servers whether physical or virtual. Two new tools have just shipped to...
  • What roles can I virtualize with Lync 2010?

    I was asked this by a university in San Diego.  What are the supported Lync roles that can be virtualized? All Lync Server 2010 roles can be virtualized.  Here is a list of supported roles: · Instant Messaging (IM) · IM conferencing · Presence...
  • Lync Server Standard CAL is being added to Core CAL suite

    This is good news that you can be licensed for Lync IM and Presence via new Core CAL suite coming August 2011.  See the upcoming CORE CAL here: *Suite components currently planned for August 2011, and would be available with active Software Assurance...