Updating Lync 2013

August 20, 2014 by · 35 Comments 

Upon looking at visitor statistics for this blog one of the reoccurring trends is the amount of traffic to articles like Updating Lync Phone Edition Devices after Microsoft releases a new round of Lync updates.  It can sometimes be difficult to successfully navigate through the various updates which follow different release schedules which are sometimes […]

Lync Server 2013 Deployment – Part 2

March 22, 2013 by · 93 Comments 

Continuing from Part 1 of the series this article covers the installation and configuration of the Lync Server components on a Standard Edition Front End server.  As with the previous article any mandatory steps are identified by bulleted paragraphs while additional steps for validation and knowledge transfer are optional. Install Lync Server System The next […]

Lync Server 2013 Deployment – Part 1

March 16, 2013 by · 59 Comments 

As provided in the past this series of basic deployment articles will be used to capture a specific environment used as the foundation for many other Lync Server 2013 specific deployment articles.  Starting with a single Standard Edition Lync Server in a fresh Active Directory forest future articles will build on this deployment with additional […]

Lync Server 2010 Deployment – Part 4

April 30, 2012 by · 35 Comments 

This long overdue follow-up article on the Lync Server deployment series focuses on bringing what is currently in place for internal users to allowing external access and providing a channel for communications with federated and public contacts: the Edge Server. The previous articles in this series cover the deployment and configuration of a Lync Standard […]

Deploying the Lync 2010 Mobility Service

December 9, 2011 by · 243 Comments 

Now that the Lync 2010 Mobility Service has been out for a week there has been ample time, relatively speaking, to dissect the documentation, run through multiple installation attempts, and perform some initial discovery work on exactly what this new service is and how it appears to function.  Understanding these concepts can greatly increase the […]

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 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 […]

Exchange 2010 SP1 UM Unsupported with OCS 2007

October 22, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Now before anyone has a heart-attack due to the title pay special attention to the fact that ‘R2’ is strategically left out.  The full UM integration is still fine for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Lync Server 2010, only the original (aka R1) release of OCS is impacted. This statement is confirmed by the […]

Lync Server 2010 Deployment – Part 3

October 1, 2010 by · 46 Comments 

This blog post is part 3 of a multi-article series and is a continuation of this previous article: Lync Server 2010 Deployment – Part 2 Update:  This process is identical to (and has been tested with) the public release version of Lync Server 2010. The next step is to enable a few existing user Active […]

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 – 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 […]

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