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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

Upcoming Restrictions on Public Certificates

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A restriction to public certificates was introduced several months ago that could affect your planning of a Microsoft Lync, Exchange, or other application service deployment. While this change restricts only public certificates that contain an internal name with an expiry date after November 2015, you should be aware of this change for planning and . . . → Read More: Upcoming Restrictions on Public Certificates

A Primer on Lync Audio Quality Metrics

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The topic of audio quality can be vast and complex. The purpose of this post is to provide some practical and easy to read guidance on the key metrics used in several Lync Server monitoring reports. This will enable IT professionals to quickly gain insight into the audio quality of a particular Lync call . . . → Read More: A Primer on Lync Audio Quality Metrics

The Lync 2010 Client Audio Codec Selection in Conferences

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An update was recently released to knowledge base article 2614343 which describes a Lync 2010 Client update from November 2011. This update enabled the use of the RTAudio narrowband codec for WAN communication to a Lync 2010 Mediation server without the use of Call Admission Control (CAC).

What is more significant about this update . . . → Read More: The Lync 2010 Client Audio Codec Selection in Conferences

Customizing the Join Meeting Experience in Lync

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Many Lync organizations and users need to customize certain aspects of joining a Lync meeting such as which participants are given the Presenter role, which Lync meeting client a participant will use, or the default text sent in the Lync meeting request.

Controlling who is a Meeting ‘Presenter’

Lync meeting Organizers are often surprised . . . → Read More: Customizing the Join Meeting Experience in Lync

Recent Lync Control Panel Issue (AdminUIHost AppCrash)

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March 2013 Update:  A fix for this issue is now available.  See A Fix for the Lync 2010 Control Panel Crash Issue on VMWare for more information.

I have experienced an issue recently with the Lync Control Panel crashing on several Lync servers. It appears the problem is caused by a recent Silverlight 5 . . . → Read More: Recent Lync Control Panel Issue (AdminUIHost AppCrash)

Saving OCS User Settings Before a Lync Migration

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Recently posted InsideOCS.com

Saving OCS User Settings Before a Lync Migration >  http://blog.insideocs.com/2012/04/19/saving-ocs-user-settings-before-a-lync-migration/

Tips for Managing Lync User Policies

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On-going user management in Lync typically involves changing, deleting, and reassigning existing Lync user policies to specific groups of users to expose or limit features for such things as Conferencing, External Access, and Client capabilities.

When reassigning Lync user policies, you will likely need to select a subset of Lync users based on their . . . → Read More: Tips for Managing Lync User Policies

Lync Server 2010 Updates for March 2012

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In case you missed it, new updates were recently released for the Lync 2010 client and server.

Lync 2010 Client

Knowledge base article and download links: Description of the update for Lync 2010: March 2012.

One significant fix was for a situation where instant messaging history was not being stored in the default . . . → Read More: Lync Server 2010 Updates for March 2012