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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, has a regular podcast with UCToday at and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Hotfix KB968802 April 2012 Update

Published 14/04/2012 - 0 Comments

  For the OCS 2007 R2 users out there, an April 2012 update is available. Download here: Version: 6907.250 Date published: 4/13/2012 This update resolves the issues that are documented in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles. 2686825  An update is available to add a detailed exception message to an Office Communications Server […]

Video Demo of Busylight UC for Microsoft Lync

Published 02/04/2012 - 2 Comments

  Busylight UC is a USB call alert/Presence display device for Lync. It has a bight LED to indicate your presence state/an incoming call and an built in Speaker to play ringtones directly from the device. The idea: Never miss a Lync call Mute your ringtone and have a flashing visual alert for incoming calls […]

Demo of Xstran client side Lync Contact Migrator

Published 25/03/2012 - 4 Comments

I’ve been meaning to get this one up for a while. Xstran have developed a client side contact importer/exporter for Lync. It relies on the Lync client rather than any server side access, so works fine with Office 365 as well as on-prem. There is a free demo that shows you your contacts, and its […]

Deploying a Kemp Virtual Load Balancer in Hyper-V and VMware

Published 25/03/2012 - 2 Comments

On of the requirements for an Enterprise Lync deployment (with multiple Front End Servers that work in a pool so you can withstand a server outage) is a “Hardware” Load Balancer. The in the recommended Lync 2010 deployment model, the hardware load balancer isn’t actually doing that much, it’s just balancing the web services/http traffic […]

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