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Configuring Simultaneous Ring with Mitel Communications Director (MCD) and Microsoft Lync Server 2013

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The last InsideLync blog article provided a guide to establishing Direct SIP integration between Mitel Communications Director (MCD) and Microsoft Lync Server 2013.

Once direct SIP has been established, users will likely benefit from simultaneous ring (“SimRing”) integration. SimRing in this scenario means that when a Mitel phone extension is called the call will . . . → Read More: Configuring Simultaneous Ring with Mitel Communications Director (MCD) and Microsoft Lync Server 2013

Microsoft Lync MVP Award for 2013

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Earlier this week I was given an nice Canada Day present on our nation’s holiday – I was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Lync in 2013 for the 4th year in a row.

I am grateful and honored to be recognized for my on-going contributions in the Lync and . . . → Read More: Microsoft Lync MVP Award for 2013

A Lync Administrator Access Refresher

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Much of what is in this post is already documented in various places, but I have had to search for it enough times to warrant a concise reference. Specifically this post summarizes:

What Built-In Lync Administrator Roles Exist? How do I Determine who has Lync Administrator Access? How do I Remove or Add a . . . → Read More: A Lync Administrator Access Refresher

Recently Released Lync Updates

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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 . . . → Read More: Recently Released Lync Updates

Microsoft Lync Server Top Solutions RSS Feed

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I normally don’t re-post these types of updates, but in case you haven’t read NextHop in awhile, there is a great RSS feed you should follow for Lync – the Microsoft Lync Server Top Solutions RSS Feed.

As explained on this NextHop announcement this feed serves up the top Lync Server solutions that Microsoft . . . → Read More: Microsoft Lync Server Top Solutions RSS Feed

Lync 2010 Mobility Service and Documentation Available

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Note – this blog post is being continually updated, so check back often.

The Server Pieces

Microsoft has released the server-side components and accompanying documentation to support the new Lync Mobile Clients that are coming out soon:

Server-side Components: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Mobility Service and Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Autodiscover Service Documentation Download: Microsoft . . . → Read More: Lync 2010 Mobility Service and Documentation Available

The Remote UC Troubleshooting Tool (RUCT)

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March 2017 Update: there is a new update of this tool.  Find it here: http://www.insidelync.com/Tools/RUCTV3/RUCT.htm.

Two days ago I posted this on InsideOCS.com – but I wanted to get the word out to the Lync specific crowd since I have had some inquires.

I have spent a lot of time recently developing a free . . . → Read More: The Remote UC Troubleshooting Tool (RUCT)

Microsoft Lync 2010 Client Logging

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A quick post for a commonly needed reference. Others might find it useful.

Lync 2010 Client logging is turned on/off in the Options | General settings as shown below.

| | | | | | | | The Lync client needs to sign-out and sign-back-in for the settings to take effect.

The log . . . → Read More: Microsoft Lync 2010 Client Logging