Announcing Skype for Business

November 11, 2014 by · 24 Comments 

Just this morning Microsoft has announced, by way of Twitter and new posts on the Office and Skype blogs that the Lync Server product will be rebranded as Skype for Business. Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Skype, Gurdeep Singh Pall, released the following message to Twitter coinciding with the official blog articles confirming the hunches […]

October 2014 Lync Users Group

October 7, 2014 by · 3 Comments 

The next round of quarterly Lync Users Group meetings has been scheduled and announced for this month. Event Details This meeting will be conducted in our familiar two-session format: The first session presented by Aruba Networks will cover Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Wi-Fi scenarios with Lync. The second session presented by a local subject […]

Polycom UCS 5.1 for VVX Phones

July 24, 2014 by · 90 Comments 

This article was posted to serve two purposes which are to introduce the latest 5.1.1 firmware and its new features as well as detail the out of the box experience for the fifteen lucky Lync User Group attendees who managed to win a free Polycom VVX410 and Color Expansion Module at their local event this […]

July 2014 Lync Users Group

June 24, 2014 by · 5 Comments 

The next round of quarterly Lync Users Group meetings has begun to be scheduled and announced for next month.  For a full schedule of regional events the Lync Users Group Locations page lists all planned event locations with links to the associated page for each regional group.  For current members If your region’s event […]

Planning for Video in Lync

May 9, 2014 by · 11 Comments 

Microsoft has recently posted all recorded sessions from the 2014 Lync Conference to the Channel 9 events page on MSDN.  Among these are a pair of sessions I presented this year on the topic of planning for and understanding the impact of video traffic on your network. Video – What in the World are You […]

April 2014 Lync Users Group

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The next round of quarterly Lync Users Group meetings has been scheduled and announced for this month.  The Lync User Group family has now grown to 15 different locations across the country with the addition of two new regional groups this quarter in Charlotte (N.C.) and in Los Angeles. For a full schedule of regional […]

Lync Conference 2014 Summary

March 14, 2014 by · 8 Comments 

After getting a few weeks to decompress from Lync Conference 2014 in Las Vegas here is some feedback on numerous topics which followers of this blog may find interesting.  Some of the information is related to recent product announcements while other items dive deeper into information uncovered from discussions with members of the Microsoft Lync […]

Lync Conference 2014

February 12, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

The second annual Microsoft Lync Conference will be taking place in Las Vegas next week, but as it has been sold out for some time if you didn’t already know about it then odds are it is too late to get in now.  But for those who already have planned to attend there are a […]

January 2014 Lync Users Group Meeting

January 7, 2014 by · 8 Comments 

The first quarterly Lync Users Group meeting of 2014 has been scheduled and announced for this month.  The group has grown to 13 different events across the country stretching  from New York to the Pacific Northwest.with the addition of events in Seattle, Portland, and Boise this quarter. As usual I will be hosting the Chicago […]

October 2013 Lync Users Group Meeting

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The fourth and final event of this year’s quarterly Lync Users Group meetings has been scheduled and announced for October. Presentations will be provided on the following two topics: Reverse Proxy and Load Balancing The first session will be presented by Bryan Boretsky of KEMP Technologies and will include discussion of reverse proxy topics and […]

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