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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.

Lync Client Error Codes

Published 11/07/2011 - 18 Comments

I was troubleshooting a client error which I hadn’t seen before “Call was not transferred because [user name] does not have an audio device set up to accept calls.” In this case, the error was a little misleading. The endpoint the customer was transferring to was fine, and it was happening to more than one […]

Live Meeting moving to Lync Online

Published 25/06/2011 - 0 Comments

Dell have let people know that at the end of their contacts Live Meeting customers will be offered to  renew into the Lync Online Meeting service (apparently the Live Meeting SKU was removed from the price list this month). Existing Live Meeting customers will be able to continue to use the service as long as […]

About Lync Online Meeting Plug-in for Outlook

Published 15/06/2011 - 7 Comments

Had a customer ask about the Lync Outlook Plugins today. There are actually two plugins for Outlook Conversation History Add-in for Microsoft Lync Usually located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Lync\ocoffice.dll Online Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Lync 2010 Usually located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Lync\ucaddin.dll They are deployed as part of the Lync client install. There […]

OCS 2007 R2 June 2011 Updates Released

Published 13/06/2011 - 1 Comment

  We mainly talk Lync, on this blog, but lets not forget those running Office Communications Server. The latest June 2011 updates are up OCS 2007 R2 Server Updates  – KB 968802 Communicator Client Update  – KB 2549042 Group chat Server – KB 2549044 Group Chat Client  – KB 2549043

Pre-built Complete Hyper-V Lync Demo Environment

Published 12/06/2011 - 2 Comments

  UPDATE:  Here is a good video on using the VHD’s Microsoft have released Lync Server 2010 “Test Drive” Hyper-V VHD files. This is a complete Lync environment that you can download and boot to get a feel for Lync, including DC, Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging, Lync Standard Edition, Lync Monitoring Server and SharePoint 2010. […]

Where are Lync Client Settings Stored? (Hint, Registry)

Published 31/05/2011 - 229 Comments

Hi, This one just came up on Technet, How can I change the “Show Lync in foreground” Setting for all my users using GPO. While some settings are provisioned in band for Lync, this is one you can edit in the Registry. Lync User Client Registry keys are held under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator There are also the […]