Category Archives: Lync

Thoughts and explorations with Microsoft Lync. Lync is Microsoft’s Unified Communications server that can enable instant messaging (IM), audio conferencing, video conferencing, web conferencing, and telephony (VoIP, PBX).

Microsoft Announces Public Trial of Voice Capabilities Coming in Office 365

Microsoft announced the public trial/beta of the new voice/telephony abilities coming in the Office 365.   See here for the announcement.   This preview allows people to try the new telephony capabilities that are coming in Office 365.  In this preview, you … Continue reading

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Surface Hub: Microsoft Large Screen Collaboration Tool

I was in Redmond last Thursday meeting with the Surface Hub Product team and getting hands-on with the device and Its pretty cool!   The Surface Hub is Microsoft next generation large screen collaboration tool.  It builds upon the Perceptive Pixel … Continue reading

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Skype For Business Installation (Part 2): Lets Start and Have DNS Fun

In the Part 1 blog post, we discussed planning and building a design for the new Skype For Business environment.  Now, let’s discuss installing the Skype For Business (SfB) Server.  Today, we’ll dive into the first steps of setting up … Continue reading

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Skype For Business Installation (Part 1): Planning

In this series, I am going to document installing Skype For Business into my environment.  Before jumping into the install, the first step is planning and assessing your current environment and your requirements.  Then, develop the Skype For Business Architecture … Continue reading

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Skype For Business: Supports In-Place Upgrades

One of the cool things about Skype For Business is that it supports in-place upgrades.  What this means in that if you have more than one Lync 2013 pool, then you can upgrade one pool to Skype For Business and … Continue reading

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Skype For Business: Releases!

Skype For Business, Microsoft’s communication software, released earlier this month.  Skype for Business is the enterprise version of the popular program, Skype, and is built specifically for companies with enterprise security, reliability, and scalability.  It provides instant messaging, audio conference … Continue reading

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Microsoft Conference Recordings Posted

Microsoft just completed a bunch of technical conferences:  Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, and Tech Ed.  If you missed the conferences and want to review the content, Microsoft posted recordings of them all: · Exchange 2014 Conference (here) · Lync 2014 Conference … Continue reading

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Lync: Got BlackMagic DeckLink Duo to Work with Lync 2013

I talked to some teammates and they got the Blackmagic Dccklink card to work with Lync 2013.  I am having some video sync issues with the Osprey Capture card working with Lync 2013 so I  decided to go back and … Continue reading

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Lync: Producing Webcasts WIth Lync 2013

We have been on a journey to produce webcasts using Microsoft Lync 2013 as the communications mechanism.  We recently upgraded our equipment to include: SDI Cameras.  We are using a Blackmagic Studio Cinema (http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicstudiocamera) Better video switcher.  We just got … Continue reading

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Lync 2013: Presence not showing up in SharePoint

Hi.  I have been super busy so its has been difficult to find time to blog.  But, I have taken notes on a bunch of things that I wanted to share.  I have found that one of the primary reasons … Continue reading

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