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

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Microsoft Lync Released to Manufacturing

Today I have the pleasure of blogging about the final engineering milestone for Microsoft Lync 2010 – the next release of Office Communications Server and Communicator – also known as Release to Manufacturing, or RTM. We’re incredibly excited about this release as it’s really the culmination of a five-year journey to help customers transform the way they communicate. This platform has evolved over the past few years. Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS 2007; released November 2007) introduced Communicator and a totally new experience for enterprise IM, presence and conferencing built into the Office applications people use every day. In February … Continue reading Microsoft Lync Released to Manufacturing

Joining Meeting Audio From Lync Web App

Microsoft Lync Web App can be used to join Lync meetings from a web browser on Windows and Mac operating systems. One of the first steps most users would perform after joining a meeting is to connect to meeting audio. Lync Web App supports users joining meeting audio via a PSTN phone, or via a previous version of Communicator like Communicator 2007 R2. The following screenshots illustrate the steps a user joining a Lync meeting as Guest (unauthenticated) via the Lync Web App has to take to join the meeting audio. Read more at source: Cheers, Anderson Patricio … Continue reading Joining Meeting Audio From Lync Web App

Introducing Microsoft Lync Web App

With the release of Microsoft Lync 2010, we are introducing Lync Web App, a new Silverlight based web browser client that allows participants without Lync 2010 account or Lync 2010 client to participate in meetings using Windows or Mac operating system and present and view PowerPoint slides, share desktop/application (Windows platform only), poll the audience and collaborate on a whiteboard. Lync Web App can be used by employees who have Lync 2010 account, but do not have a Lync 2010 client installed on their machines, like those working from home on a PC or a Mac. Lync Web App also … Continue reading Introducing Microsoft Lync Web App

Microsoft Lync 2010 Accessibility

Hi Folks, Great blog post from Lync 2010 Team about accessibility. Accessibility was an important consideration we put our efforts into during Lync 2010 development. In addition to helping our customers with disabilities, these improvements also bring about broad usability enhancements in the product. We have made improvements in almost all accessibility areas (keyboard navigation, high dpi, high contrast, shortcut keys, global hotkeys, focus indication etc.). Additionally, we have made sure the initial level of accessibility for all the new scenarios introduced in Lync 2010 are higher compared to past releases (collaboration features for e.g.) Read the full story at: … Continue reading Microsoft Lync 2010 Accessibility

Announcing BPOS Deploy Central

Hi folks, BPOS Team released a new page consolidating most of the information required by administrator to start evaluating and planning for a BPOS migration/deployment. The new deployment page will be a one-stop-shop for prospective and existing partners and customers to find BPOS standard deployment resources, guidance and support. Some highlights of this first release of the page: Introducing the Microsoft Online Deployment Guide for Standard Service (MODG). The MODG is a comprehensive guide to deploying BPOS standard. Links to “Migration and Synchronization Help and How-To” as well as the “Setup Accelerator” deployment help wizard Links to the Pinpoint marketplace … Continue reading Announcing BPOS Deploy Central