Monday, September 12, 2011

The Lync Director Part I

in older versions of OCS the dircetor was installed like a Front End Server, but do not homed users and you need a dedicated SQL Server for the backend database. The Steps to make the Server to a Director are documentated on TechNet looks like a litle bit tricky.. .:-)

Now in the Lync Server 2010 the Director is a dedicated role that you can deploy more easily.

Why to use a Director in your deployment?
    • Authentication moves from the Front-End to the Director, more security for remote user
    • Authentication view for external
    • Can home the Webservices for device update services and the client version filter thats checks the version of the users client and handle the sign-in web tickets
    • recieves the home front-end pool to the client in multi pool deployments
      Internal Sign-In for User homed on Pool 1

Friday, September 9, 2011

Lync 2011 for Mac

Microsoft announced that the new Lync Client for mac will released in Oktober.

With this client you can setup conferneces over Outlook 2011 for Mac also.
It works with Lync Online and Lync Server 2010.

You can get more information on the Microsoft Mac Website

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Lync DECT Phone

The cooperation between Ferrari Electronic and Aastra will release a very cool product that can close a missing part in Lync solutions!
The Ferrari Unified Communications-Gateways from the Office Master Products can realise the communication between the Aastra Sip DECT phones and the Lync Servers.

Aastra 600 Series

Billing and Reporting Tool for Lync

Unify² released a billing and reporting tool for Lync and OCS R2.
It´s named Poverview.

You can get more information about it at:

Friday, August 12, 2011

Amazing Client Xync™ for Mobile Client Video and Audio

Today a new amazing Client for your mobile devices has been released!

I download and test it with my iphone and my lync lab environment and works still fine!

You can find Xync™ as an example in the Apple App Store for 15,99€, but I think its worth every cent!


After configuring the client with OCSR2 or Lync Server without Autodiscover it always crashs when starting the app. Reinstalling the app and configure again with the lync Account and every think works fine again.


It seems like the problems persist only if I don´t use autodiscover for the configuaration
Another Point is, when I using the 3G Network for the connection Audio and Video doesn´t work :-/


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lync July Updates

Donwload for Lync Client with resolutions:

Download for Lync Server with resolutions:

Download for Lync Group Chat Server:

Happy patching ;-)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Polycom presents new telepresence System for Lync

On the WPC Polycom presents a new telelepresence solution for lync the Polycom CX7000 !
I think the short video presentation on the polycom webpage shows how it works.