Discovering the Skype for Business Registrar

May 30, 2017 by · 4 Comments 

This brief article walks through some common steps which can be used to locate the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of a Lync or Skype for Business registrar from either on-premises or online environments.  (This content was originally to be part of another article but was split into a separate post for easier reference.) This […]

Lync Mobility Media Paths

November 28, 2013 by · 21 Comments 

In a previous article discussing Lync Mobility an important behavior of the 2013 mobile clients was pointed out which was the fact that 2013 mobile clients are effectively hardcoded to always connect to the external UCWA service in Lync.  Since this means internally connected mobile clients will hairpin all signaling traffic through a reverse proxy […]

Lync Server ‘Certificate Cliff’

January 29, 2013 by · 26 Comments 

The average human interpretation of the Mayan calendar may have proven grossly inaccurate regarding the significance of the date of December 21, 2012 but there is now a new date to be genuinely concerned about which will actually have a real impact on at least some of our lives: November 1, 2015. As pointed out […]

Lync 2013 Client Autodiscover

December 1, 2012 by · 83 Comments 

A recent NextHop article explains in some detail the fact that the new Windows Store Lync client only supports the newer Lync Autodiscovery method for locating a Lync registrar to sign-in to the environment. This article shows how to verify and test the automatic sign-in behavior of various Lync clients in an environment by showing […]