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Whats the latest on Microsoft, Lync, Skype and WebRTC / ORTC / Plugin-less Voice and Video

07/12/2014 5 Comments
Whats the latest on Microsoft, Lync, Skype and WebRTC / ORTC / Plugin-less Voice and Video

This question is coming up a lot lately, it’s been a hot topic in UC for a while. For those not following the detail, WebRTC/ORTC are the technologies that will allow a plugin less Real Time Media (Lync/Skype style) experience in the browser without any plugins. The Quick Answers I want to develop a browser […]

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Lync Clients and Options for Linux

07/12/2014 6 Comments
Lync Clients and Options for Linux

I get this question now and again, We have some Linux users, how do they use Lync? There isn’t really a great answer, there is no native Microsoft Lync client for Linux, but there are a few options. Linux users can still have an IP Phone for Audio Lync supports various IP Phones which a […]

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Understanding “Office 365 E4” – Lync Enterprise Voice CAL Subscription

05/12/2014 0 Comments
Understanding “Office 365 E4” – Lync Enterprise Voice CAL Subscription

As more customers move to/consider moving to Office 365/”the cloud”, or just moving their licencing to the subscription model, I’m increasingly getting questions around “Office 365 Enterprise E4”. The Quick Answer Office 365 E4 gives you everything in E3, plus a subscription way to buy the Lync Server Standard, Enterprise and Plus CALs (Client Access […]

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Capturing the String Output of Get-CsPoolFabricState on Lync Server 2013

30/11/2014 0 Comments
Capturing the String Output of Get-CsPoolFabricState on Lync Server 2013

Get-CsPoolFabricState is arguably a pretty important cmdlet for Lync, It retunes the current windows fabric state. If there are problems with this, you’re going to be having problems with your Lync Server. Check out Bryan Nyce’s Excellent presentation on HA/DR. Annoyingly, against PowerShell best practice, the cmdlet returns a string: “String value representing the fabric […]

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Modality Systems Third Annual Lync Event – Tuesday 2nd December

23/11/2014 0 Comments
Modality Systems Third Annual Lync Event – Tuesday 2nd December

Modality Systems are holding our third annual Lync event after a great turnout last year. This year we have changed locations but are keeping with the car theme and are hosting our event at the Millbrook Technology Park in Bedfordshire on Tuesday 2nd December. The event is focused on how to keep ahead of the […]

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Download All #Lync Teched Europe 2014 with PowerShell Get-Channel9Media

03/11/2014 3 Comments
Download All #Lync Teched Europe 2014 with PowerShell Get-Channel9Media

I’ve added another input CSV for my Get-Channel9Media PowerShell module to get all the Lync Sessions at Teched Europe 2014. Simple download the module   Extract the “GetChannel9Media” Folder to you local system From PowerShell: Import-Module C:\temp\GetChannel9Media –Verbose Get-Channel9Media -SessionCSV C:\temp\GetChannel9Media\TechedEurope2014_LyncURLs.csv -DownloadTargetDirectory C:\temp   Note, Channel9 are now randomising the mp3 links with a guid […]

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I’m Speaking at Teched Europe on #Lync Online, Thursday 10:15am

29/10/2014 0 Comments
I’m Speaking at Teched Europe on #Lync Online, Thursday 10:15am

I’m lucky enough to be at Teched Europe in Barcelona this week. I’ll be speaking about Lync Online on Thursday. I will be covering topic including Setting up Lync Online Lync Online PowerShell Lync Online Usage Reporting Ensuring your Lync Online Deployment is a Success If you are here I hope to see you at […]

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Get-DirectorySize : Quickly finding what was eating all my hard drive space with PowerShell

16/10/2014 2 Comments
Get-DirectorySize : Quickly finding what was eating all my hard drive space with PowerShell

One of my machines was inexplicably running out of hard drive space on it’s OS drive. I cleared it down a couple of times, and within a day or two it was full again   I turned to the tool that solves all problems, PowerShell. I wrote a quick and dirty script to take a […]

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