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Microsoft Earnings FY14 Q4, O365 growth, commitment to productivity and multiplatform support

23/07/2014 0 Comments
Microsoft Earnings FY14 Q4, O365 growth, commitment to productivity and multiplatform support

I like to keep track of the Microsoft earnings, and any Lync/Skype related news. Microsoft Corp. announced revenue of $23.38 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Gross margin, operating income, and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) for the quarter were $15.79 billion, $6.48 billion, and $0.55 per share, respectively. There was not loads […]

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Microsoft Combine their Technical Conferences including LyncConf and TechEd into a single unified conference

21/07/2014 0 Comments
Microsoft Combine their Technical Conferences including LyncConf and TechEd into a single unified conference

Wasn’t I just pointing out that the Office blogs are a good source of the latest news Microsoft have announced on their blog they are combining the SharePoint, Exchange, Lync and Project conferences into this conference, along with Office 365. The first unified Microsoft commercial technology conference will be the week of May 4, 2015 […]

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Getting the Latest Lync News on the Web, RSS and Twitter

20/07/2014 1 Comment
Getting the Latest Lync News on the Web, RSS and Twitter

As we know Nexthop, the Lync dedicated blog, is being consolidated into a dedicated Office Blog. The value of this can be debated, but at the moment it is what it is. The Office blog covers the whole office family, and you can filter for tags to specific products, or even combinations You can bookmark […]

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Skype for Desktop Settings – Compact View and Minimise To Tray, Inline Chat commands

14/07/2014 0 Comments
Skype for Desktop Settings – Compact View and Minimise To Tray, Inline Chat commands

When installing Skype for Desktop there are a few settings I customise to improve the UI compared with the default full screen view. These settings were tested/documented in Skype for Desktop 6.18.x You can change the view from the default more full screen layout to “compact view”, more like Lync/MSN You have a contacts window […]

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Modality Systems #Lync Webinars Available On Demand

26/06/2014 0 Comments
Modality Systems #Lync Webinars Available On Demand

Modality Systems are doing a series of webinars to help people better understand all aspects of Lync The speakers are Senior Consultants, Managers and Directors at Modality, all with real world hands on experience to share. The sessions that have already happened are now available on demand: Is there a business value case for UC […]

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How to Set your Public IM/Skype and Lync Federation Preferences in Lync Online/ Office 365

24/06/2014 1 Comment
How to Set your Public IM/Skype and Lync Federation Preferences in Lync Online/ Office 365

Login to your admin console with an Office 365 admin account https://login.microsoftonline.com/   Head to admin/Lync   Then head to Organisation / External Communications     You have 3 options, Off completely (no federation), on except for blocked (open with option of blocking), on only for allowed (closed federation on a per domain basis) Note, […]

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June 2014 Lync 2010 and 2013 Client and Server Security Updates

16/06/2014 0 Comments

June brings us a number of client and server security updates for Lync 2010 and 2013, including some critical client patches. Below are all the relevant KB’s and download links. As is the norm with Lync 2013 client patches, there are a number of office pre-req patches. The Lync 2013 client update contains both the […]

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Citrix XenDesktop Now Certified Supported on Lync 2013

14/05/2014 3 Comments

  Good news that a few customers have been waiting for, Citrix have now passed certification for support on Lync 2013, joining Microsoft and VMware as supported platforms. Looking Under Infrastructure / Virtual Desktop Infrastructure http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/lync/gg131938 Vendor Tested Product Local Client Remote Server Protocol Citrix XenDesktop Citrix Receiver 4.1.02 XenDesktop Virtual Delivery Agent 7.1 ICA […]

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