Lync Server 2013 On-Premises Architectures Poster

by Arman Obosyan 26. February 2014 16:10

Technical diagram for Lync Server 2013 On-Premises architectures. Provides architectural design guidance for planning and deployment of Lync Server 2013. Includes sections on the components of a Lync Server 2013 deployment, example architectures for increasing high availability and disaster recovery, example architectures for small, medium and large organizations, installation overview, server roles descriptions, and what’s new in Lync Server 2013.

Lync Server 2013 On-Premises Architectures Poster

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Version: Feb2014
Date Published: 2/21/2014

File name: Lync2013_Architectures.pdf 816 KB
File size: Lync2013_Architectures.vsdx 1.8 MB
 

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Lync Mobile for Android phones updated

by Arman Obosyan 13. February 2014 11:11

The new Lync for Android update is now available and will enhance the continuity of your communication experience. New features include the ability to quickly rejoin a Lync Meeting that you just left (or were disconnected from) and pick-up your conversations from where you last left them.

   

Lync Mobile update for Android phones: Rejoin and Conversation Continuum

Network Planning, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting with Lync Server

by Arman Obosyan 21. November 2013 13:04

An updated version of the Networking Guide is now available including a new Appendix C covering The Lync Call Quality Methodology or CQM. CQM is a holistic way to systematically define and assert call quality based upon the methods outlined in the Networking Guide. CQM divides a Lync implementation into ten discrete areas that impact quality, defining targets and a remediation plan for each one. CQM is a framework to tackle call quality problems – you can modify or extend it to address the particular conditions on your network. Appendix D includes techniques to troubleshoot poor streams that CQM surfaces.

The Networking Guide now includes the list of Lync 2010 KHIs to validate server health, a complete set of CQM queries, and a PowerShell script file to collect KHI data.

Download Network Planning, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting with Lync Server

Version: Nov2013
Date Published: 11/20/2013
File name: Lync_Server_Networking_Guide_v2.zip
File size: 3.3 MB

November 2013 Update for the Lync 2013 Desktop Client

by Arman Obosyan 12. November 2013 18:03

In the November Update for the Lync 2013 Desktop Client, the Lync team is pleased to introduce several new features to enhance your Lync experience. These were created based on the feedback we received from our partners and customers through Microsoft field personnel and Technology Adoption Programs (TAP). So please continue to provide feedback to your Microsoft contacts so we can continue to make your Lync experience even better!

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Lync 2013 15.0.4551.1005

by Arman Obosyan 5. November 2013 22:22

New meeting icon, easy way to detect if you have latest path installed Smile

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2768339

Lync 2013 PreCall Diagnostics

by Arman Obosyan 7. October 2013 07:14

The Pre Call Diagnostic Tool (PCD) is a client-based application that allows a user to see how the current state of the network might impact the media quality in an upcoming call. PCD shows a graphical view of your network metrics – Network MOS, Packet Loss and Interarrival Jitter.

Features

  • About to get on an important call? Run a quick test in On Demand mode to make sure it will go smoothly.
  • Run a test in On demand mode to look at your network’s performance over extended periods of time.
  • Diagnose trends with a view of historical test runs
  • Having trouble signing in to Lync? PCD’s Signin flyout can help you figure out where the issue is.

 

Download from Windows Store Lync 2013 PreCall Diagnostics

Note: You need to have a Lync account to use this app. Also, some functionality might require an update to Lync Server or might not be available to all users. If you’re not sure about your account status, please contact your IT department.

Lync 2013 Two-factor Authentication

by Arman Obosyan 30. July 2013 16:50

Microsoft Support has released a cumulative update for Lync 2013, which includes the Two-factor Authentication feature, as well as new functionality for the Lync 2013 Desktop Client

Author: Tim Rich, Microsoft Technical Writer
Publication date: July 29, 2013
Product version: Lync 2013

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Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update KB 2809243

by Arman Obosyan 2. July 2013 08:14

Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update KB 2809243

Version: 8308.420
Date Published: 7/1/2013

LyncServerUpdateInstaller.exe 103.2 MB Download
admintools.msp 1.1 MB
CPS.msp 448 KB
Datamcu.msp 684 KB
MediationServer.msp 608 KB
MgcServer.msp 1.0 MB
OcsCore.msp 25.8 MB
ocsmcu.msp 1.7 MB
Server.msp 6.0 MB
UcmaRuntime.msp 4.6 MB
UcmaWorkflowRuntime.msp 192 KB
WebComponents.msp 60.9 MB

This update includes the following Lync Server updates

Update for Core Components
2835432Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.420 for Lync Server 2013, Core Components: July 2013
Update for Conferencing server
2835434 Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.420 for Lync Server 2013, Conferencing Server: July 2013
Update for Web Components server
2835435 Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.420 for Lync Server 2013, Web Components: July 2013
Update for Standard or Enterprise edition server
2819565 Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.420 for Lync Server 2013: July 2013
Update for Web Conferencing server
2835507 Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.420 for Lync Server 2013, Web Conferencing Server: July 2013
Update for Mediation server
2796554 Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.291 for Lync Server 2013, Mediation Server: February 2013
Update for Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, Core Runtime 64-bit
2835437 Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.420 for Lync Server 2013, Unified Communications Managed API 4.0 Runtime: July 2013
Update for Call Park Service
2835440 Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.420 for the Lync Server 2013, Call Park service: July 2013
Update for Persistent Chat server
2835433 Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.420 for Lync Server 2013, Persistent Chat: July 2013
Update for Unified Communications Managed API 3.0 Workflow APIs
2835438 Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.420 for Lync Server 2013, UCMA 3.0 Workflow APIs: July 2013
Update for Administrative Tools
2837510 Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.420 for Lync Server 2013, Administrative Tools: July 2013


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Microsoft Lync Room System Deployment Guide

by Arman Obosyan 17. June 2013 22:31

Microsoft Lync Room System (LRS) edition (Beta Version) is a new Microsoft Lync unified communications client that has been optimized for Lync meetings in physical conference rooms. This document guides you through provisioning Microsoft Lync Room System (Beta version) in Lync Server and Exchange Server.

Version: June2013
Date Published: 6/17/2013
File name: Deployment Guide (LRS).doc
File size: 659 KB
 

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Multitenant Hosting Pack Deployment Guide for Lync Server 2013

by Arman Obosyan 11. June 2013 22:55

The Lync Server 2013 Multitenant Hosting Pack enables customers to manage geographically dispersed offices and mobile users in a way that reduces travel expenses, while maintaining highly collaborative team environments. This document describes the Lync Server 2013 Multitenant Hosting Pack, and includes information about how to deploy and configure it. The Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Multitenant Hosting Pack features include integration with Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Outlook, and other communication technologies.

Version: June2013
Date Published: 6/10/2013
File name: Microsoft_Lync_Server_2013_Multitenant_Pack_for_Partner_Hosting_Deployment_Guide.docx
File size: 574 KB

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Lync-Skype Connectivity

by Arman Obosyan 29. May 2013 09:42

Lync-Skype connectivity gives Microsoft Lync users the ability to communicate with hundreds of millions of Skype users worldwide. This enables Lync customers to take advantage of the global reach of Skype to connect with suppliers, customers, and partners—while still relying on the enterprise richness of Lync.


Features that are included

  • Contacts Lync users add Skype contacts by typing their Skype users' Microsoft account names into Lync's “Add Skype Contact” window (available through “Add a contact not in my organization”). Skype users can likewise add Lync contacts by typing their email addresses into the search bar within Skype and clicking “Add Contact”.
  • Presence Online status availability—Available, Offline, Busy, Away, etc.—will be displayed for both Skype and Lync contacts in a user's contact list within Office applications like Outlook, Word, Excel, and SharePoint.
  • Audio Calling Call Skype or Lync contacts directly from within the Lync or Skype applications for one-on-one voice conversations. The in-call experience appears like a Skype call to the Skype user and a Lync call to the Lync user.
  • Instant Messaging Carry on one-on-one IM conversations with Lync users from within Skype and vice versa and maintain a transcript of those conversations in your conversation history (Lync) or via View…Messages (Skype).

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Lync Online and Lync Server both support connectivity with Skype. This connectivity allows Lync and Skype users to communicate with each other, add each other as contacts, and see each others' presence. This guide for Lync Online administrators and Lync Server Administrators describes how to enable connectivity between Lync and Skype users.

For more information download Provisioning Guide for Lync-Skype Connectivity

Version: 1.0
Date Published: 5/29/2013
File name: Provisioning Guide for Lync - Skype Connectivity.doc
File size: 1.4 MB

More information is available at Lync Team Blog Lync-Skype connectivity available today

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Certified since 2003 year, passed following certifications MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, Exin ITIL and VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

In 2010 Was awarded a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP)

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