On March 13, 2013, Microsoft released the Lync 2013 Mobile Client. Here is my first experience with the install on an iPhone 5. To locate the app I simply went to the Apple App Store and searched for Lync. There are two versions of Lync Mobile in the App Store.
Microsoft has released the Lync 2013 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1). The naming conventions within “Lync” can be a little confusing. This is a CLIENT update for Lync 2013.
To enable these Lync 2013 updates, make sure both the Lyncloc and Msores packages are installed. The MS release notes say that this requires a restart of Lync 2013 after you install the update, but I believe a reboot of the client system is required.
For more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2812461
Apparently, I was enjoying my birthday too much to notice that Microsoft released the New Office Visio Stencils. This stencil contains more than 300 icons to help you create visual representations of Microsoft Office or Microsoft Office 365 deployments including Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Microsoft Lync Server 2013, and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.
In Lync 2010 and 2013, if you are too popular, when someone adds you to their contact list they will see the following message “Maximum Followers Reached”. This topic is also covered in TechNet. This can be an annoyance in very large companies or people who are too cool for their own good. 🙂
This is from a comparison sheet I picked up at Microsoft Exchange Conference this year.
One of my customers has been weighing the options of using Lync Online vs Lync On-Premise. There are a lot of questions about the feature sets available between the two offerings. The Microsoft Office 365 community has posted this chart for review.
The following matrix compares features across the delivery models for Lync Server 2010 (on-premises), Lync Online, and Office Communications Online (“OC Online”). Read More →
One of my customers has Lync deployment with multiple sites and three Lync pools. If I try to use the Lync Control Panel to determine the number of users per site I am limited to 200 results. This obvious is not sufficient if you have more than 200 users in a site. Never mind that I think it’s shortsighted not to be able to modify the number of results in Control Panel, but never the less, PowerShell to the rescue!!! I took an old Exchange script and modified it to pull all users and group them by RegistrarPool and then sorted them by Name. Here is the little cmdlet.
The star of last year’s product roadmap was Office 365. Microsoft this year looks likely to pivot from the public cloud to the private cloud, while also shipping staples like SQL Server and releasing major betas — and possibly final versions — of blockbusters including Windows 8 tablet, client and server, and Office 15.