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Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, regular on The UC Architects Podcast, and speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

A hands on first look at the NET UX1000 Gateway and Survivable Branch Appliance for #Lync

Published 04/10/2011 - 9 Comments

——————————– Update 20/3/2012: Official data sheet from net: here Concurrent calls: A range of I/O and call capacities (4 to 84 concurrent connections between VoIP and PSTN/analog endpoints) to optimize branch office costs. Support for up to 45 IP to IP calls ———————————- Hands on with an NET UX1000 Apha unit. Full Disclosure: I don’t […]

I’ve been awarded MVP for Lync!

Published 02/10/2011 - 4 Comments

Massively pleased to say that yesterday I got an email letting me know I have been awarded Microsoft MVP for Lync. It’s a real honour to be recognised alongside the other MVP’s who are such great community contributors and I hope that I can continue to provide value to the Lync community over the coming […]

What does Lync look like in a Windows 8 Metro Style UI?

Published 02/10/2011 - 0 Comments

OK, so really it should be what could Lync look like in Windows 8 Metro UI. Modality System’s lead Developer Paul Nearney was lucky enough to be over at Build last month, and he has been busy playing with his new Samsung tablet and understanding the implications and possibilities around UC and Lync. He’s already […]

Lync Awareness Marketing Collateral – Free Download #Lync

Published 27/09/2011 - 1 Comment

The guys at Microsoft have just posted some free Lync Awareness Collateral that you can get printed to raise awareness of Lync, particularly useful for new deployments. The download is available here It includes Posters Table Tents Laptop Stickers Cubicle Signs So now you have no excuses not to go out and raise some awareness […]

Lync for Mac 2011 and Deployment Guide now available

Published 20/09/2011 - 0 Comments

Lync for Mac 2011 is now available through the Microsoft Volume Licencing Portal. This much improves the experience for Mac Lync users. It can be licenced under Office for Mac 2011 Volume Licensing SKU, Office for Mac Standard 2011, along with other licence options, My fellow consultant, Justin Morris, has done a great rundown of […]

Windows 8 Developer Preview Install Screenshots

Published 14/09/2011 - 2 Comments

Not really directly Lync Related (that post is coming up next), but I thought people might be interested to see the Windows 8 install screenshots and a few notes around my initial experience. I’m installing on Hyper-V. Overall it looks very slick, but to me it feels more like “Windows for tablets” to me than […]

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