Microsoft just released November 2014 update for Lync 2013 clients which can be downloaded from the following links
this update fixes the following problems
- 3010340 Video freezes consistently for two second-intervals when you make a video call in Lync 2013
- 3009723 Incorrect format of string in a trace statement when application sharing session viewers stop viewing in a conference
- 3009722 Memory leak occurs when you start a peer-to-peer application sharing session in Lync 2013
- 3009721 Lync 2013 crashes when you join a meeting that is hosted on Lync Server 2010 as an anonymous user
- 3009719 Lync 2013 freezes when a toast notification of a call appears
details can be found in the release article here
so as you all might know, Lync was killed by Microsoft and the next coming version in first half of 2015 will be called Skype for Business.
I’m not going to write about that as it has been already covered by others, but I’ll share with you the best article out there that summarize it and tell you what is going on
Article Lync Gets a New Name: Skype for Business – By MVP Matt Landis
Social media Hash tag #Skype4B
some questions I’m getting over social networks are “what do you recommend to learn Lync troubleshooting?” or “How to troubleshoot Lync?”
well, according to my approach regarding this subject, the simple answer is “understand Lync”, or as my colleagues describe me “you talk SIP”.
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This is another one of my “Simple Understanding” articles to provide an easy way to understand how ICE “Interactive Connectivity Establishment” protocol is used in Lync to find available media path for a Lync audio, video, desktop sharing sessions to overcome the Firewall / NAT obstacle in an infrastructure.
the difference with my article is as always the use of simple words and animated diagram to make it easy to visualize how does it works and understand it which will help you planning for your Lync deployment as well as troubleshooting problem related to media session.
This article was really hard to write as I found myself too many times getting into too much details which lead into deleting or cutting paragraphs in it, and finally after 2 weeks I got this, so let’s start.
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last week I had an annoying problem with Exchange, Lync and PSTN, when a user have simultaneous ringing enabled to his/her mobile number and they don’t answer the call, the call get disconnected or get forwarded to the Cell network Voicemail instead of Exchange Voicemail.
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I decided to write a “Simple Lync CMS Explanation” article, the difference with this article is that I decided to use easy words not big words as much as I can, to make it easier for Engineers with little SQL experience to understand Lync Database and how does it work, replicate…etc.
So less words and more diagrams to make it understandable, instead of 5 pages of words
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To make things easier for all engineers new to the Lync world, I have collected together some of my articles in one place, here you will find all the information to get you started with deploying, configuring and migrating to Lync 2013, as well as decommissioning your Legacy Lync 2010 servers.
I hope it helps and if you find it helpful spread the news and follow me on twitter 🙂
Continue reading “Complete guide how to deploy and migrate to Lync 2013”
In part 1 I wrote about what can be considered a guide on a number of post-migration steps to be done before starting with decommissioning of the Legacy Lync 2010 infrastructure, in this article I will be writing on the steps of removing and uninstalling of the legacy Lync 2010 servers.
Continue reading “Decommissioning Legacy Lync 2010 After Migration to Lync 2013 – Part 2”
So this is a quick guide I wrote to a customer to help the IT-department with How-to decommission their legacy Lync, and thought…well I will just change the screenshots and put it on the blog for all engineers out there that will do this for the first time 🙂
You can also check this article where I collected a number of my article and put them in one “Complete guide for deploying and migrating to Lync 2013”.
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one of the problems was looking around for a fix for it was when you open the contact card of a user in your Lync Mobile client, you cannot see his/her Mobile number, and some time the office number.
the work around recommended but not efficient was to add the missing number to the affected contact details in the Outlook.
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