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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

A Summary of Recent Updates for Lync 2013, Lync 2010, and Skype

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There has been a smattering of updates in the recent days covering Lync 2013, Lync 2010, and Skype. This post summarizes all the releases and highlights what is noteworthy. The October 2013 Updates cover 5 major areas:

Lync Server 2013 Lync 2013 Mobile Client Updates Lync 2010 Client and Server Lync Phone Edition Updates . . . → Read More: A Summary of Recent Updates for Lync 2013, Lync 2010, and Skype

Lync Summer 2013 Roundup

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Many folks are doing what I did this week – returning from vacation and catching up on what’s new in the world of Lync.  If you have been in-and-out this summer, this post provides a high level run down of what is new and significant in the Lync world in July and August.

Updates . . . → Read More: Lync Summer 2013 Roundup

Anatomy of a SIP Domain Change

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Mergers, acquisitions, and branding initiatives usually necessitate a significant but poorly understood change to a Lync Server deployment: a change to the domain name used in the Lync user SIP address (the right-hand-side of the @ sign).

Making this change in a way that minimizes user disruption is a challenge. This blog post . . . → Read More: Anatomy of a SIP Domain Change

SIP Trunking 101 with Lync Server 2013

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I will start this blog post with a caveat: it is huge and more of a beginners encyclopedia of Lync SIP trunking configuration and troubleshooting tips than a blog post! It also adds some new specific Lync Server 2013 configuration information to the existing information available on configuring a SIP trunk with previous releases . . . → Read More: SIP Trunking 101 with Lync Server 2013

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

A Fix for the Lync 2010 Control Panel Crash Issue on VMWare

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For those living with the annoying issue of the Lync Server 2010 Control Panel crashing on a VMWare image, a fix has quietly been released in the form of a new update to Silverlight (which was the underlying cause).

The original issue was caused by a Silverlight 5.x update (specifically Silverlight 5.1.10411.0) and the . . . → Read More: A Fix for the Lync 2010 Control Panel Crash Issue on VMWare