The new and improved Contact List

Hi folks, For those who tried Lync Server 2010 the changes in the client you may have notice the huge differences between the new version and the old one. The Lync Server team blogged about the new contact list. The contact list is one of the most important components of the Lync experience. In the latest version of Lync, we have made a bunch of enhancements to the contact list to help you stay connected your contacts. One of the first things you’ll notice after installing Microsoft Lync is the photos in the contact list! Photo is one of the … Continue reading The new and improved Contact List

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Protocol Workloads Poster

Hi folks, Lync Team published a visio diagram with the protocol workloads. Good stuff. This poster shows each workload in Lync Server 2010, describing relationships, dependencies, the servers that initiate connections, and certificate requirements. Relationships between Microsoft Lync 2010 communications software, Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition, Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007, Microsoft Lync Web App, and other communications software are also described. SIP and XMPP connection patterns are shown for Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, Gmail, and Jabber. Download it from here: Cheers, Anderson Patricio Twitter: @apatricio

Lync Server 2010 and User Photos

Hi folks, We as IT guys love all the High Availability, server roles and cool IT core stuff however end-users are more concerned about things that are closer to them. The picture display in Lync 2010 is a good example. However as IT guys we can have some fun configuring the Photos settings to our users. Using Lync we can set client policies from the server instead of Group Policies which makes our lives way easier. If you want to manage Display Photos for example, you just need to use New-CSClientPolicy and work on these two items: DisplayPhoto which has … Continue reading Lync Server 2010 and User Photos

Lync Server 2010 RTM is here

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 provides complete presence, instant messaging, conferencing and enterprise voice capabilities through a single, easy-to-use interface. You can Architect your deployment for high availability using data center resiliency and survivable branch appliances. Administrators benefit from a single, consistent management infrastructure, new capabilities to increase availability, and interoperability with existing systems. Administrators also use a new PowerShell-based foundation for administration consistent with Exchange Server, Active Directory, and other Microsoft server products. This Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Trial includes both editions of the server (Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition). Note: This trial software is intended for evaluation purposes only. … Continue reading Lync Server 2010 RTM is here

Preparing your System for a Lync Web App Meeting

Hi folks, Lync Server RTM is right around the corner and one of the nicest feature of the product is the Lync Web App Meeting. In this post the Lync Server Team explains what is necessary to be configured on your system to start collaborating using this new feature. To successfully attend this meeting and have an optimal experience, ensure the following on the system from which you plan to join the meeting using Lync Web App: 1. You need to be on a supported browser and platform combination 2. You need to have Microsoft Silverlight 4.0 (or later) installed … Continue reading Preparing your System for a Lync Web App Meeting

Managing Internet Calendar Sharing in Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1

Hi folks, I started a new article series (just 2 articles) about Internet Calendar Sharing in Exchange Server 2010 SP1. You can check it out at Cheers, Anderson Patricio Twitter: @apatricio

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Changing IP Address Network on a Exchange Server 2007 CCR Cluster/Windows Server 2003

Hi folks, Today in Canada is remembrance Day and a good day to write a long post ( Last night, I had to do a IP migration of an Exchange Server 2007 CCR cluster installed on a Windows Server 2003 and I thought that writing down my notes about the process could help someone else on the same situation. If you have any questions, please drop me a line on the comment section 🙂 My scenario was pretty straight forward where I had two servers ServerA and ServerB and their original network information can be summarized using the information below: … Continue reading Changing IP Address Network on a Exchange Server 2007 CCR Cluster/Windows Server 2003