Lync 2010 Address Book Normalization

September 30, 2010 by · 64 Comments 

As discussed in a past article the Address Book Normalization process of OCS is a barely-documented and often misunderstood process.  The objective of this blog article is to explain how this process works now in Lync Server 2010. Overall the process is generally the same, but with a few minor changes that impact both how […]

Updating the Lync 2010 Address Book

September 28, 2010 by · 107 Comments 

The overall process is basically the same as what Office Communications Server does, but with added flexibility of easily customizing some of the timing of the different events.  The entire process happens over time based on a number of intervals, and by default looks like this: Changes performed on Active Directory objects are automatically synchronized […]

Lync Server 2010 Deployment – Part 2

September 23, 2010 by · 38 Comments 

This blog post is part 2 of a multi-article series and is a continuation of this previous article: Lync Server 2010 Deployment ā€“ Part 1 Where Part 1 left off was just shy of deploying the Standard Edition server itself as most of the back-end configuration was completed.  A few additional steps will be left […]

Lync Server 2010 Deployment – Part 1

September 13, 2010 by · 51 Comments 

Now that the general public has access to the Release Candidate software for Lync Server 2010 it is now appropriate to cover the deployment process in depth. The purpose of this article is to take a look at what the installation process actually does in order to generate a deeper understanding of the product. Not […]

Lync 2010 Client Unsupported with OCS

September 13, 2010 by · 8 Comments 

With this yesterday’s release of the Lync 2010 Release Candidate software to the general public Iā€™m already seeing people attempting to use the Lync client to sign-in to an existing Office Communication Server 2007 R2 server. This is understandable as everyone wants to try out the new client and explore the new look and feel, […]

Presence Goes Green on Microsoft Lync 2010

September 13, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

As of this morning Microsoft has finally released to the public what many people have been asking me for nearly the past year and I myself have only known for a short time but could not yet divulge; the name of the next Communications Server products: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Lync 2010. When […]

Understanding the Strong Host Model – Revisited

September 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A few months ago a technical writer on the Microsoft Communications Server team contacted me about updating own of my older blog articles for the purposes of publishing it on TechNet.  After some re-writes and a healthy portion of editing a much more polished version was posted up in the following locations in mid-August: NextHop […]