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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 - 233 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 […]

Lync Client Cumulative Update May

Published 25/05/2011 - 0 Comments

Some minor updates to the Lync Client Article ID: 2551268 Issues that this update fixes This cumulative update fixes the following issues: 2551849 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2551849/ ) Lync 2010 still polls for the conversation history of a non-listed contact 2551847 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2551847/ ) Lync 2010 still polls for the voice mail of a non-listed contact 2551846 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2551846/ ) […]

PowerShell Videos from Tech-Ed 2011

Published 21/05/2011 - 0 Comments

OK, so not strictly Lync, but under the covers Lync is all PowerShell, so to be good with Lync, you need to be good, or at least capable, with PowerShell. These videos are a great way to get started.   Windows PowerShell for Beginners Learn about Windows PowerShell, Microsoft’s interactive command line shell and scripting […]

Lync Videos from Tech-Ed 2011

Published 21/05/2011 - 3 Comments

Sadly I couldn’t get over to Tech-Ed North America this year, but fortunately Microsoft do a first class job of Videoing all the content, and provide it for streaming or download completely free! Some of the encoding is still going on, but you should find streaming, low and high res wmv, and IOS/mobile friendly mp4 […]

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