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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

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

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

Lync Server CU5 (February 2012) Released

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A quick post in case you missed it, the Lync 2010 server Cumulative Update 5 (CU5) has been released. This update includes client (include mobile) updates as well as server updates.

Mobile

March 19, 2012 Update: The CU5 update for the Lync for iPhone and Lync for iPad apps have been released on the Apple . . . → Read More: Lync February 2012 Updates are Available

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

December 2011 Updates for Microsoft Lync Server

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In mid-December 2011, Microsoft released an update for Lync Server 2010. This flew under the radar for many people, including myself, because the update is distributed under the same knowledge base article (KB 2493736) and download link as the previous November 2011 CU4 update.

This was done to ensure that a couple of post-CU4 . . . → Read More: December 2011 Updates for Microsoft Lync Server

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

Lync Client and Server Cumulative Update Package (CU4)

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The latest Lync Client and Server update (as of December 6, 2011) was released a couple of weeks ago and is called Cumulative Update (aka ‘CU4’). I finally had a chance to read about it and install it.

It can be downloaded here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?&id=11551. The associated knowledge base article is here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2493736

Note: this . . . → Read More: Lync Client and Server Cumulative Update Package (CU4)

Lync Updates Available on Microsoft Update

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Several people have inquired about this in the past.

Today, the Microsoft Lync team officially announced that both the Microsoft Lync Client and Server Updates are Available on Microsoft Update.  They also acknowledged that this is the first time, which explains why the previous updates, such as January 2011, were not available.

The April updates . . . → Read More: Lync Updates Available on Microsoft Update