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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

Enabling Skype for Business Users to Join a Conference via “Call Me At”

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A scenario I have come across several times and usually forget the answer to is:

What configuration does a Lync user require to be enabled for the ‘Call me at’ conference feature?  

In this post I will address that question and some common end-user challenges with using this feature.

If you are not . . . → Read More: Enabling Skype for Business Users to Join a Conference via “Call Me At”

Skype for Business Mobile Client Preview Release

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Details of the Skype for Business mobile client were announced today, along with an associated preview program here: https://blogs.office.com/2015/08/11/announcing-the-technical-preview-of-skype-for-business-apps-for-ios-and-android/. Both Skype for Business online and on-premises (Lync and Skype) can sign-up for the preview program if the mobile features are deployed today. To participate, either an IT administrator or tenant administrator nominates 4 of . . . → Read More: Skype for Business Mobile Client Preview Release

Basic Requirements for Enabling a Lync User for PSTN Dial-In Conferencing

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The world of UC and Lync is complex – especially when it comes down to remembering specific details of what configuration is required to enable specific feature sets. One of the goals of this blog has always been to make it extremely easy to remember basic important details at a moments notice.

Recently I . . . → Read More: Basic Requirements for Enabling a Lync User for PSTN Dial-In Conferencing

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

Free Microsoft Lync eBooks

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I discovered a fantastic set of free Microsoft content recently and wanted to share it with my readers. Eric Ligman from Microsoft has put together what he calls the:

Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever, including: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, Office 2010, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, . . . → Read More: Free Microsoft Lync eBooks

Direct SIP Integration between Mitel Communications Director (MCD) and Microsoft Lync Server 2013

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If you’re looking for an introduction and reference guide on how to establish Direct SIP integration between Mitel Communications Director (MCD) and Microsoft Lync Server 2013, this blog article will help you. Note – Mitel Communications Director (MCD) is the re-branded name for the Mitel 3300 IP-PBX starting in MCD Version 4.

Mitel is . . . → Read More: Direct SIP Integration between Mitel Communications Director (MCD) and Microsoft Lync Server 2013

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

A Recent 360 Tour of Lync

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Myself and Greg Thomas (from Openjive) launched a new Lync Users Group in Ottawa, Canada last week.

The inaugural meeting was a great experience and the bulk of it was Greg and I doing an end-to-end platform tour of Lync with demonstrations so that everyone had a good background to go deeper into specific . . . → Read More: A Recent 360 Tour of Lync

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