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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

Perspectives on the Big Announcements at Lync Conference 2014

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Now that the dust has settled on the Microsoft Lync 2014 Conference last week, this article gives a recap of the big announcements and some perspectives on what it means to Lync, Skype, and the communications world at large.

The full keynote is available here to watch here: http://www.lyncconf.com/.

Beyond “Unified Communications” – Introducing . . . → Read More: Perspectives on the Big Announcements at Lync Conference 2014

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

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

February 2013 Update for the Lync 2013 Client

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A new update (aka CU1) for the Lync 2013 Client is available: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2812461.  There is not an associated Lync 2013 Server update yet but stay tuned.  Also, this update is just for the Windows Lync Client, not the VDI plug-in and other clients.

This update fixes some bugs (including some presence update issues with . . . → Read More: February 2013 Update for the Lync 2013 Client

Microsoft Lync 2013 - Ready for Takeoff!

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Microsoft announced tonight that Lync 2013 has reached the Released to Manufacturing (RTM) milestone and it will be Generally Available for the first quarter of 2013.

Microsoft simultaneously announced that Office 2013, Exchange 2013, and SharePoint 2013 have also achieved RTM status and will GA in the same time-frame:

GA is planned for Q1 . . . → Read More: Microsoft Lync 2013 – Ready for Takeoff!

Lync 2010 June 2012 Updates Available

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A quick note in case you missed it – the June Cumulative Updates for Lync Server 2010 and all the Lync clients, including the phone clients, were recently released.

Microsoft’s NextHop has a good summary of all the updates with the appropriate links: Lync Server 2010 Updates Now Available: June 2012.

Note: this Lync . . . → Read More: Lync 2010 June 2012 Updates and New iPad Client

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)

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 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.

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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