Skype for Business Online Meeting Room Accounts

January 16, 2017 by · 16 Comments 

One of the most common questions asked when working among the array of available Skype for Business (SfB) audio and video endpoints is regarding what type of Lync or Skype for Business account can or should be used?  The short answer here is that there typically is not only one right answer.  Most of the […]

Skype for Business and Exchange UM Integration

October 30, 2015 by · 21 Comments 

This article covers the configuration steps for introducing voice mail support into a Skype for Business (SfB) Server 2015 environment by integrating with Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging (UM).  Note that this series of Exchange integration articles leverages Exchange Server 2013 and will continue to do so for continuities’ sake.  Microsoft has recently released to […]

High Resolution Photos in Skype for Business

October 6, 2015 by · 5 Comments 

This basic article covers a few ways for users and administrators to import and manage contact photos in Skype for Business Server, once the required Exchange Server integration has been completed.  Without leverage Exchange Server for storing contact photos then the only options available Prerequisites In order to use the Skype for Business Server 2015 […]

Exchange and Skype for Business Integration

September 14, 2015 by · 46 Comments 

This edition in a series of deployment articles for Skype for Business Server 2015  addresses the integration of an existing Exchange Server 2013 installation with a recently installed Skype for Business Standard Edition server.  The article outlines establishing the prerequisite partnership between each platform, allowing the Skype for Business server to leverage the Exchange Server […]

Understanding Active Directory Naming Formats

August 20, 2012 by · 18 Comments 

This basic article is intended to provide a background in different Active Directory user name and domain name formats and how they are used by applications for basic and integrated authentication process within Windows Server. The guidance provided throughout is targeted towards working with Microsoft Lync, Exchange, and third-party solutions or applications which support direct […]

Exchange Integration with Polycom SIP Phones

January 23, 2012 by · 17 Comments 

In addition to native Lync Server registration some of the standard Polycom SIP phones also support native integration with Microsoft Exchange Server for access to Calendar data with meeting reminders and click-to-join support for Lync Online Meeting invitations. Currently of entire line of Polycom supported SIP phones which can register directly to Lync Server only […]

Lync SIP Registration with Disabled Accounts

November 26, 2010 by · 27 Comments 

Now clearly the title of this article is a bit misleading as you cannot authenticate and sign-in to the Lync registrar using an Active Directory user account which is disabled.  But the scenario often exists where a SIP client may need to register as a disabled account.  For example the native registration of a Polycom […]

Lync and Exchange IM Integration

November 16, 2010 by · 99 Comments 

This article covers the Instant Messaging (IM) integration configuration between Lync Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2010 SP1.  How this differs from my previous article on Lync and Exchange UM Integration is that focused on integrating Unified Messaging features like Voice Mail and the Outlook Voice Access attendant while this article covers IM/Presence related features […]

Lync Calls to Exchange Auto Attendant Fail

November 15, 2010 by · 21 Comments 

For anyone keeping score this now makes the third blog entry in as many days related to Exchange and Lync Unified Messaging integration.  If you followed the previous configuration article and ended up here because calls to the Subscriber Access are working but calls to the Exchange Auto Attendant fail, then here is a quick […]

Lync and Exchange UM Integration

November 15, 2010 by · 72 Comments 

This article covers the Unified Messaging (UM) integration configuration between Lync Server 2010 Release Candidate and Exchange Server 2010 SP1.  Although the process is basically the same as it was in Exchange 2007 and OCS 2007 R2 there are a few important changes.  Also note these instructions were tested various times with both RC and […]

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