Showing posts from November, 2012

Lync Server 2013 for IT pros

Since is always an hassle finding the right Information on Microsoft Webpage about Lync 2013, there is an entry point where you are able to step into as portal. Microsoft has listed all important Links, sorted and well documented, so it's easy to navigate to the necessary Information quickly. Lync 2010: Lync 2013: As well as the Interoperability Program: Author: Thomas Pött Managing Consultant Microsoft UC

Lync Server 2010 on Windows Server 2012 (it works)

Windows Server 2012 (copied from Microsoft Support Webpage) Lync Server 2010 server roles are compatible with Windows Server 2012. For this to be supported, you must install the October 2012 cumulative updates for Lync Server. For more information about these updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 2493736   ( )      Updates for Lync Server 2010 Important After you install Lync 2010 Server on Windows Server 2012, the Lync Server 2010 application pools are configured to use the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. However, the Lync Server 2010 application pools use the .NET Framework 2.0. For information about how to change the version of the .NET Framework that is used by the Lync Server 2010 application pools, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 2777747   ( )      "404.17 -

Lync Mobile Client 2013 VoIP

Now it's official The new Mobile Client will be released first for WM7/8, than iPhone and at last for Android. Regarding the question we all had was about VoIP, well 100% true Voice will be integrated. Release date is expected around April 2013. Good to hear this. But don't think you can use VoIP features with Lync Server 2010 as backend. You have to have Lync Server 2013. I have updated this article with more detailed information and new features, as well as client feature sets: please visit Author: Thomas Pött Managing Consultant Microsoft UC

All Lync 2013 Client Version (comparision)

Microsoft has mutliple client version for Lync 2013 available. Not only 32/64 bit versions, we differentiate here more regading the featuresets: Available Verisons: Full Version Client: Part of Office 2013 Profession Plus (32/64bit) Windows 8 App Store : Lync 2013 App Windows 7/8 Phone Edition Client: Windows Phone App Lync 2013 Basic Version: downloadable in 32bit: 64bit: VDI Client: 32bit: 64bit: other Clients: Lync Phone Edition, Lync for Mac 2011 If you see the huge comparision list of all features across all clients: Author: Thomas Pött Managing Consultant Microsoft UC

Lync 2013 VDI Plug-In

LYNC 2013 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Plug-In The following are requirements for the virtual machines running on the data center computer: Virtual machines must be configured with Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2 with the latest service packs. The following are requirements for the user’s local computer: The local computer must be running Windows Embedded Standard 7 with SP1, Windows 7 with SP1, or Windows 8. If you are using Remote Desktop Services, the Lync VDI plug-in bitness (that is, whether the application is 32-bit or 64-bit) must match the local computer’s operating system bitness. The bitness of the operating system on the local computer and the operating system on the virtual machine do not need to match. If you are using another virtualization solution or platform, refer to guidance from your virtualization solution provider about bitness requirements. The local computer must be running the latest version of the remote desktop client. Install the

Lync 2013 Documentation

Lync 2013 Server documentation is available online. Soon the download version will be released. Getting Started View online: Getting Started Planning View online: Planning View online: Planning Primer: Planning for Your Organization View online: Determining Your Infrastructure Requirements View online: Planning for High Availability and Disaster Recovery View online: Planning for Front End Servers, Instant Messaging, and Presence View online: Planning for Conferencing View online: Configuring Video View online: Planning for External User Access View online: Planning for Enterprise Voice View online: Planning for Archiving View online: Planning for Persistent Chat Server View online: Planning for Clients and Devices in Lync Server 2013 View online: Planning for Remote Call Control View online: Planning for Mobility Supportability View online: Supportability

Lync 2013 Server Prerequisit in Nutshell

Since I always had a problem finding my PreRequisit installation scripts, I decided posting it here. So, even I will from now on find my links and script. If like to read the Technet Article: Link to prerequisit Information Have fun with it: For Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012: Silverlight (opt) Windows Identity Foundation 3.5 (Server 2012 as Role, in W2k8 R2) download for 2008 R2: . -------------------- Windows 2008 R2 Server PowerShell 3.0 PowerShell 3.0 is not a standalone product, it's part of the Windows Framework 3.0 .Net Framework 4.5 Windows Identity Foundation Import-Module ServerManage r Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS # if Persistent Chat is r

Lync OAuth Protocol and Confgiuration

What is Server-to-Server/ OAuthentication Protocol? OAuth2 is an open standard for authorization used by Microsoft Office 2013 Servers. It allows users to access their private resources (e.g. Lync Contact List, IM Archiving) stored on Servers without having to hand out their credentials, typically supplying username and password tokens instead. Each token grants access to a specific service for specific resources and for a defined duration OAuth2 standard-based server-to-server trust across all Office 2013 servers Lync, Exchange, Microsoft Office SharePoint®, Active Directory In Lync scenarios enabled for: Unified Contacts, IM Archiving, OWA meeting scheduling Hybrid Model: On-Premise Model: Prerequisites: Certificate: token issuer certificate (OAuthTokenIssuer) must be request able on PKI - TIP: every Web Server Certificate that includes the name of the SIP Domain in the Subject Field can be used as OAuthTokenIssuer Certificate Configuration Steps for On-Pr