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Five Productivity Tips to get the most from Skype for Business

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As a daily user of Skype for Business and someone who specializes in it, I often see other users struggle with some relatively common usage scenario’s in the client. This blog entry describes 5 productivity tips that will increase the productivity of Skype for Business users in specific situations.

1) Easily Start a Group . . . → Read More: Five Productivity Tips to get the most from Skype for Business

Persistent Chat with Multiple Front-End Sites and Pools

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A quick post about a misleading error you might experience in a Lync Server 2013 topology with one Persistent Chat Pool servicing multiple sites and front-end pools. Using one Persistent Chat (PS) pool for multiple sites or pools is a supported Topology configuration, but the errors outlined in this blog post are triggered after . . . → Read More: Persistent Chat with Multiple Front-End Sites and Pools

How To Stop Lync From Chiming In So Much

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[This is a guest blog post authored by Microsoft PowerShell MVP and expert Kirk Munro. You can reach Kirk through his blog at poshoholic.com or through his Twitter handle @poshoholic].

I am often invited into Lync meetings that I want to passively watch and/or listen to on a second screen while I continue doing . . . → Read More: How To Stop Lync From Chiming In So Much

Allowing Anonymous Presenters in a Lync Meeting

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I have participated in several Lync meetings recently where an anonymous attendee – an external partner or customer for example – was attending the web conference and the organizer wanted them to share content (an PowerPoint presentation for example) but they could not – the option to “Share” in the Lync Web App client . . . → Read More: Allowing Anonymous Presenters in a Lync Meeting

Lync 2013 November Update – A Much Anticipated Client Fix

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In case you missed it, the November 2013 Lync 2013 update has arrived. The Lync 2013 client update has some very noteworthy fixes and new features:

The Exchange Calendar (Free/Busy) Presence Integration bug introduced in the last update is now fixed. Participant photo’s will be shown directly in an Instant Messaging conversation window Login . . . → Read More: Lync 2013 November Update – A Much Anticipated Client Fix

Lync 2013 Presence Issues

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November 13, 2013 Update: the presence issues with Exchange free/busy that were introduced in the September 2013 Lync 2013 Client update have now been fixed in the November 2013 Update; see Lync 2013 November Update – A Much Anticipated Client Fix.

Recently there as been many reports of Presence issues with the Lync 2013 . . . → Read More: Lync 2013 Presence Issues

Kuando BusyLight for Lync 2013

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Kuando’s BusyLight has been a fan favorite in the Lync community for sometime. I rarely write about Lync products on this blog, but I find this product unique because it touches on the ability to extend the power of Lync’s presence into the physical world – using customer hardware – which can potentially increase . . . → Read More: Kuando BusyLight for Lync 2013

New Lync 2013 Mobile Clients & VOIP have Arrived

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April 4, 2013 Update: the Lync 2013 client for Android is now available:

Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.lync15 Troubleshooting issues with Microsoft Lync 2013 for Android: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2834018/en-us Android smartphone devices that are supported for use with Lync 2013 for Android: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2829747/en-us

March 12, 2013 Update: the Lync 2013 Mobile Clients for the iPhone, iPad, and the Windows . . . → Read More: New Lync 2013 Mobile Clients & VOIP have Arrived

February 2013 Update for the Lync 2013 Client

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A new update (aka CU1) for the Lync 2013 Client is available: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2812461.  There is not an associated Lync 2013 Server update yet but stay tuned.  Also, this update is just for the Windows Lync Client, not the VDI plug-in and other clients.

This update fixes some bugs (including some presence update issues with . . . → Read More: February 2013 Update for the Lync 2013 Client