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Recently Released Lync Updates

A quick post in case you missed it, here is a a recap of a couple recent noteworthy Lync updates:

Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 Update

Microsoft released an update for the MAC client which addresses the following issues:

Several issues with Cisco and Juniper VPN clients An issue that causes an Active Directory lockout when the Kerberos protocol is used Several issues that cause Lync for Mac 2011 to sign out unexpectedly or to crash

You can read about this update and download it here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2690036.

A Lync Server Update to Remove the “Last Active” Attribute

Microsoft released an update on Friday that allows a company to remove the . . . → Read More: Recently Released Lync Updates

Saving OCS User Settings Before a Lync Migration

Recently posted InsideOCS.com

Saving OCS User Settings Before a Lync Migration > http://blog.insideocs.com/2012/04/19/saving-ocs-user-settings-before-a-lync-migration/

Tips for Managing Lync User Policies

On-going user management in Lync typically involves changing, deleting, and reassigning existing Lync user policies to specific groups of users to expose or limit features for such things as Conferencing, External Access, and Client capabilities.

When reassigning Lync user policies, you will likely need to select a subset of Lync users based on their current policy and then make follow-on modifications to those Lync user objects. This blog post contains tips on do this and how to properly delete existing user policies.

Finding and Managing Lync Users with an Existing Policy

User policy management in the Lync Server Management Shell will likely involved the use of the Get-CsUser cmdlet. This . . . → Read More: Tips for Managing Lync User Policies

Lync Client-Side Meeting Readiness Tip

On some Lync conferences, especially large ones, inevitably there are one or two participants who are having difficult joining the meeting.

In my experience, the issue is almost always client-side – either the pre-requisite software components are not installed, or there is a configuration issue with Lync client or the client machine. As a remote participant, it is difficult to offer troubleshooting advice from afar.

I discovered a small web-based script from Microsoft that easily checks that the right web browser components are installed and configured to launch and join Lync On-Line meeting and gives a simple “yes” or “no” result (and follow-on description of the issue).  If the end-user . . . → Read More: Lync Client-Side Meeting Readiness Tip