Lync Edge Server Best Practices

July 25, 2012 by · 113 Comments 

Amazingly enough these topics still comes up daily in technical forums, planning discussions with customers, and when troubleshooting improper deployments.  Although most of this material is not new and can be found in various places this article is intended as summary reference for readers new to the elusive concepts of Edge and Reverse Proxy services. […]

Video Interoperability in Lync 2013

July 23, 2012 by · 97 Comments 

The covers have been removed from Lync ‘Wave 15’ and the general public is now privy to download and install a preview version of Lync Server 2013.  This presents the opportunity to finally discuss a topic which has been broadly misunderstood for quite some time throughout the industry: what does “H.264 AVC/SVC” support mean exactly […]

Lync Video Interop Design Clinics

July 10, 2012 by · 14 Comments 

Over the next month or so I will be hosting a number of 3-hour design clinics throughout various Microsoft Technology Centers across the Midwest which will focus on Video conferencing in Lync Server 2010 and how to leverage third-party video conferencing solutions to extend the overall experience and capabilities.  Additional events are also being held […]

Understanding Lync Edge Server Ports

July 5, 2012 by · 57 Comments 

The Lync Edge Server is an often misunderstood server role that in theory is not all that complicated.  But without knowing some of the basic functionality provided it can be confusing at times to understand what traffic is going where in the topology. This article takes a look at the services and network traffic which […]