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 […]

Understanding Lync 2013 Mobility

July 17, 2013 by · 84 Comments 

The Microsoft TechNet documentation covering Technical Requirement for Mobility includes a statement explaining that “all mobility service traffic goes through the reverse proxy, regardless of where the origination point is” but does not explain exactly how this is achieved. This article will explain and demonstrate how both Lync 2010 and 2013 mobility clients are designed […]

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 Web Services Load Balancing with KEMP VLM

June 5, 2012 by · 19 Comments 

This article addresses a standard DNS Load Balanced scenario utilizing a Hardware Load Balancer (HLB) for web server requests only.  What is unique about this setup though is that the HLB is not actually a hardware solution, as the KEMP VLM is a virtualized service.  Although operation is identical between each, the Hyper-V version (also […]

Lync Mobile iOS Client Authentication Issues

March 14, 2012 by · 25 Comments 

Troubleshooting Lync client connectivity can be difficult when there are multiple clients which exhibit slightly different behavior and there are some scenarios where not all clients can successfully sign in. If the case is that both Windows Phone 7 and Android client are able to successfully login but iOS clients cannot then the cause could […]

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 […]