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 event.  For details on all other events visit the Lync Users Group homepage.

Date Location Address
January 30th
6:00 PM
Chicago UC Users Group Microsoft Technology Center
200 East Randolph Drive, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60601


Presentations will be provided on the following two topics:

Centralized Logging Service

  • The first session will be presented by a Lync subject matter expert and will cover the ins and outs of the Centralized Logging Service (CLS) which was introduced in Lync Server 2013.

Lync Room System

  • The second session provided by Smart Technologies will dive into the Lync Room Edition solution. 

Industry Experts will be on site to deliver these presentations and help answer any questions related to Lync Server.

Food, beverages and additional door prizes will be provided courtesy of the Lync Users Group. The food will be ready at 5:30 so come early if you can to spend time socializing with the group before the presentations begin at 6:00.

One lucky attendee from any of the various Lync User Group events this month will win a trip to Lync Conference 2014 in Las Vegas, courtesy of the Lync Users Group.

*Lync Conference trip entry requires attending an in person event on or prior to January 31st, 2014 and completing a survey. Drawing will be conducted February 1st, 2014 and winner will be contacted immediately. Lync user’s group volunteers, sponsors, employees of sponsors and their immediate families are not eligible to win.

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8 Responses to “January 2014 Lync Users Group Meeting”
  1. Bryan Marks says:

    There's a user group here in Ottawa, Canada as well too. First meeting this month

  2. Nick Elniff says:

    Jeff – Will this be recorded and made available online?

    • jeffschertz says:

      We haven't recorded any of the past meeting, so most likely not. As a group we've talked about doing this in the future but for now the in-person experience is what we are focusing on for each group.

  3. Barbara Pouliot says:

    Are there any UC/Lync Groups or meetings planned for Southern CA ? As a former Avaya/Nortel User Group member, I gained a lot by participating and would love to join a local Lync User Group since we're replacing our legacy Nortel systems with Lync.

  4. Cds says:

    Considering it is a Lync user group – wouldn't it be great to do it online via a Lync session ? πŸ™‚ Mostly so other countries can join in and exchange information. πŸ™‚

    • jeffschertz says:

      Yes, I agree πŸ™‚ But as these groups are focused on more than just content delivery and are meant to build up an actual community in each area, recording the sessions has not been on the top of our list. We are discussing this topic though but there are other virtual users groups out there which would be better suited for large geographical area coverage like you suggest. I think you'll find an overwhelming amount of content will be coming out of the Lync Conference this year, when that material is later posted online (if Microsoft repeats what they did last year).

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