Supported or not Supported, this is the Question

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UPDATE 19-01-2015: thanks to Lync MVP Thomas Poett, and his input, I updated the article

how many times did you stumble upon a question from a customer if a certain feature or deployment scenario is supported by Microsoft and Lync 2013 or not.

we all forget, I mean there is a new stuff happening in our world (UC) every minute and sometime we loss tracks, so I have what I call my SCS (supported Cheat sheet) where I keep all information I have through my years in Lync by something I read or researched or learned from someone else about Lync supportabilities, and I decided to share it here in a blog article about what is supported or not supported regarding Lync 2013.

feel free please to correct my information, or put a comment about something I did not mentioned and I will be add it to this article, the purpose is to use this article as a fast / complete resource for “supported or not supported” questions.

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Simple Understanding of Media Traversal in Lync / Skype for Business

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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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The Complete Guide for Troubleshooting Lync/Skype for Business Federation

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Once again another article from the field, what I do or other Lync experts does to troubleshooting Lync Federation problems.

Will be covering in this article:

  • · Unknown Presence of Federated Partners.
  • · LS Protocol Stack event ID 14501
  • · LS Protocol Stack event ID 14502
  • · LS Protocol Stack event ID 14603
  • · LS Protocol Stack event ID 14428
  • Lync Skype Connectivity

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Lync 2010 Edge to Lync 2013 Edge Migration

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In my last article I wrote about how to Migrate from Lync 2010 to Lync 2013, and configure the legacy Lync 2010 Edge to be used for the new Lync 2013 pool.

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Deploy & Configure Lync Edge Server – Part2 Installation

In Part-1 I talked about the preparations and requirements for installing Microsoft Lync 2013 Edge server. In this part-2 of the series I’ll write a step-by-step guide on installing Lync Edge role.

10.04.2014 Updated the software prerequisites section

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Deploy & Configure Lync Edge Server – Part1 Preparation

Overview

Lync Edge server is what you need to give your Lync Infrastructure external access, unless you one of those guys or companies that prefer using VPN, Lync Edge is designed to provide the following features:

  • Lync Access for Remote users
  • Connection with Federated companies
  • Connection with Public IM

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