Lync Archive

##Update## Since writing the post, I have been able to obtain a copy of the hotfix described in KB2926055 and I can confirm that it does fix this issue. I recently came across an interesting issue when attempting to log into Lync Online using Lync for Mac 2011. This was a newly installed an...
Microsoft Application Request Routing (ARR) is a proxy-based routing module for IIS that forwards HTTP requests to content servers based on HTTP headers, server variables, and load balance algorithms. After my recent posts on reverse proxy servers and Exchange Server I received a few emails about using ARR as a reverse proxy for Exchange...
As we are all aware, the next wave of Office 365 is currently in preview and will be available soon. One of the expected (and long awaited) new features is the ability to administer Lync Online via PowerShell, this is something that is lacking in the current release. I was recently working with a...
Microsoft recently released Lync Basic 2013, a slimmer version of the Lync client that provides all the basic functionality available in the full version of Lync 2013. Some of the notable missing features in the basic client are advanced call features such as team ring, call forwarding, simultaneous ring, voice mail, call park, call...
Earlier today Exchange 2013 reached RTM status. This is a very exciting announcement and means that coding and testing is now complete. General availability is planned for the first quarter of 2013. In addition to Exchange, the new Office, SharePoint, and Lync have also reached RTM. For more information on the announcement, click here....
My friend and colleague Greig Sheridan recently released a couple of handy client side tools for Lync. I think they are both really great and thought I would plug them for him! The first of these is called “Profiles for Lync”. Profiles for Lync is a multi-user account management application for Lync which allows...
One of the downsides of using Exchange 2010 voicemail is that if you live in an English speaking country other than the United States (en-US) you have to set your Exchange language pack to en-US if you would like to make use of the Exchange voice mail preview feature. This has been a source...
Some of Lync’s Client-side error messages don’t really explain the reason for the failure. Luckily my friend Greig Sheridan has started to compile a very handy list of these on his blog. If you ever spend time troubleshooting Lync client side error messages, I would definitely recommend that you check it out. Here’s a...