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Lync PowerShell Cmdlets Mind Maps

Published 07/05/2011 - 16 Comments

What’s the magic behind Lync?, well there is more than one answer to that, but right up there is PowerShell. All the setup and administration is controlled via PowerShell, giving you a great level of control and ability to script and automate actions. So to really know Lync, you need to really know the PowerShell […]

Lync’d Up Monthly Round Up April 2011

Published 07/05/2011 - 1 Comment

There is so much going on in the Lync and Unified Communications community, the aim of this monthly roundup is to catch all the exciting news updates and blog posts to give a nice reference. If you think I’ve missed anything please give me a shout and I will get it added in. Lync Software […]

Lync sales grow by 30%!

Published 29/04/2011 - 1 Comment

Microsoft announced the results of its fiscal third quarter last night, reporting third-quarter revenue of $16.43 billion for the quarter ended Mar. 31, 2011, a 13% increase from the same period of the prior year. In the press release Lync gets a couple of mentions which is good to see. However in the Earnings conference […]

Lync on a Windows Slate / Tablet (ExoPC) Video Demo

Published 16/04/2011 - 2 Comments

I came across these great videos from Brent Whichel’s Office-411.com , with Mike Gannotti . Full credit goes to those guys. They do a complete demo of various Microsoft apps on the ExoPC Windows Slate Here are the Lync  highlights, more videos and the full article is here Moving from playing Angry Birds to a Lync Video […]

Lync 2010 CU2 April 2010 updates and list of issues resolved

Published 05/04/2011 - 1 Comment

Lync 2010 Client Updates Lync 2010 April 2011 CU2 KB2496325 Download the Lync.msp x86 package now. Download the Lync.msp X64 package now. Issues KB2496325 resolves [spoiler] Issues that this update fixes This cumulative update fixes the following issues: 2517766 A warning message is cut off in a localized version of Lync 2010 2517757 The “Start […]

Lync High Contrast / Accessibility Support

Published 27/03/2011 - 0 Comments

  Recently one of the guys on twitter (Simon Leyland) asked about Lync/OCS support for partially sighted users. Previously working for a Cisco partner this was something that came up more than once, I knew there was some support in Lync but thought it would be good to take a closer look. Microsoft produce a […]

Installing Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 and Language Packs

Published 25/08/2010 - 0 Comments

I have installed the Final SP1 build onto my Exchange 2010 lab server. All went smoothly, below are the details and some screenshots. Here are the pre-req’s the installer flagged This computer requires the Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Packs. Please install the software from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=191548 Install hotfix Microsoft Knowledge Base article 982867 from http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB982867. Click […]

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