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Lync and Skype for Business protocols

today is time that I will explain the Lync protocol short cuts, the name what actually this couple of letters mean.
I was very often asked what e.g. is the meaning of STUN or RT.

Also, which RFC is behind this protocol. If further information are available, I have posted this info too.

Therefore, here it come:

STUN - (Simple Traversal of User Datagram Protocol (UDP) - Through Network Address Translators (NATs))
This is protocol used on the Edge server, where UDP data is passed through the NAT. It contains information about the external (public) IP address where the client is hidden behind and the internal (private) IP address the client has assigned.
https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3489.txt

STUN (Session Traversal Utilities for NAT)
http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5389

URI Scheme for the Session Traversal Utilities for NAT protocol
https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7064

NAT Behavior Discovery Using Session Traversal Utilities for NAT (STUN)
https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5780



TURN - Traversal Using Relay N…

Lync become Sykpe for Business (#skype4b) - vNext

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Finally it is time to announce the changes Microsoft made.
Still a lot feature are not yet public, but the name and the look and feel of the new client.

A lot of rumors ran around the last month and now we have a huge discussion if this name could be the right one.

YES, I say it is the right name, it is the right way Microsoft is going.

Nothing is more efficient for a company, if user are familiar with the tools they need to master within the company. And here it come. over 20m people use Skype today and yes, they are very familiar with this tool.
This means to us, the unified communication is now taking place in the real world.

Families and their members come closer together. We increase the social component in our work environments.

Never forget how amazing this is, chatting with your parents over the same tool. Even if this are two different platforms. Consumer (Skype) and Business (Skype for Business).
But now we have them together finally. Never sitting in a hotel on a business trip and …

Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Security Aspects: Secure by Design @ TechED 2014 Barcelona

Hi Folks,

thanks you for your participiation in my TechED 2014 session in Barcelona.
I'm very proud you listen and enjoyed the session.

For your reference, you can view and download my session here:


Cheers
Thomas




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