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Key Skype for Business Online Policy Settings

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As I work more with enterprises adopting Skype for Business (SfB) Online in Office 365, many questions arise about setting user policies which govern which features which compliance, security, and resource usage.

There are many policies (about 12 that applicable to individual SfB Online users), and each type of policy can have many settings . . . → Read More: Key Skype for Business Online Policy Settings

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

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

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

5 Tips for Installing the Lync 2013 Monitoring Reports

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The Microsoft documentation for Lync Server 2013 has improved considerably from previous releases. Having recently walked through a couple of installations of the native Lync Monitoring reports, the process is documented much better than in the Office Communication Server days! The documentation related to installing the prerequisite SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) for example . . . → Read More: 5 Tips for Installing the Lync 2013 Monitoring Reports

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

Top 5 New Lync 2013 PowerShell Features

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Microsoft Lync Server 2013 ships with Microsoft PowerShell Version 3.0 which has many improvements to the PowerShell command line interface. Coupled with new additions in the Microsoft Lync PowerShell module, the two bring a lot of great new things to the Lync Administration table. This blog post contains the top 5 things I have . . . → Read More: Top 5 New Lync 2013 PowerShell Features