With over 10 groups across the US, things are really taking off with the Lync Users Group Organization.
Check out www.lyncug.com for more information and to join a city near you.
For folks in NYC- the next event is scheduled for October 23rd and will include presentations on HLB/Reverse Proxy and an Edge Deep Dive- http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Lync-User-Group/events/143804912/
I had about 8 hours in the car the last two days so I spent some time catching up on the Industry Buzz Podcasts (http://www.ucstrategies.com/industry-buzz/) from the UC Strategies Team (http://www.ucstrategies.com/). A lot of things stuck with me, and have helped me with my strategic approach to UC consulting and I wanted to share a few tips.
Whether you are a business looking to deploy a new communications solution, or you are a consultant deploying these services to a business, I think it is critical to remind yourself that Unified Communications should be 100% focused on the end users and not the technology.
This is just a quick tip from the field. If you are deploying media bypass it is important to know it will only be available for endpoints that have registered internally, NOT through the Edge. This is by design and may be changed in the future as can be seen in the cmdlet parameters for New-CSNetworkMediaBypassConfiguration. The parameter ExsternalBypassMode is reserved for future use. Read more
One of the most amazing parts of Microsoft Lync is the community of experts that supports it. It is completely natural for the MVPs and contributors to the Lync community to selflessly help others. I see this even between competing consultants! It is great. The reason I am mentioning this is that I have worked with a great group of community experts to start up Lync Saturday.
I have 3 signed copies of Lync Server 2013 Unleashed that I am looking to give away. Here is the catch, donate $5 or more to the First Tee of Maine Golf Tournament, and I will enter you in to the drawing for one of the books.
Simply send me an email with your proof of donation (screenshots or confirmation emails from the org) and I will add your name to the drawing.
Donate Here: http://bit.ly/15pa7Ql
Email me your proof of donation- firstname.lastname@example.org
Please support this great cause, and get a free book in the process! Ends Friday June 7th at 5PM US Eastern Time.
I am super proud to announce that the new book I Co-Authored, Lync Server 2013 Unleashed is now available! This book is available on Amazon in ebook and good ol paperback! http://amzn.com/0672336154
The Microsoft NextHop blog provided an incredibly generous review of the book, which is available here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2013/04/17/hot-off-the-presses-microsoft-lync-server-2013-unleashed.aspx
What I want to do in this post is provide an overview of the sections in the book, and how they will apply to readers of all types. When we started writing this book we wanted it to be the number one resource for Lync. This includes covering all aspects of a Lync journey, from early conception to detailed troubleshooting and advanced technical scenarios. I have broken the readers down into two broad categories, although I am sure there are many other scenarios out there.
As anyone who came to this blog probably realized, my Lync 2013 Centralized Logging UI quickly became outdated. Luckily, James from MyLyncLab.com has done a great job of bringing it back to life!
Definitely check this out and support that project. He has done a great job of not only fixing my tool, but making it better. Thanks!
Lync centralized logging is a great new feature with Lync Server 2013. This feature also allows you to configure AlwaysOn logging, which will keep logging on, always J This is helpful in situations where an issue has been reported and you are not able to reproduce, or do not want to bother users to reproduce.
The commands for configuring centralized logging allow you to specify file locations, rollover time limits and sizes. However, these settings are only for when a user initiates a logging session. The AlwaysOn logging files are stored as part of the network service account, and in order to locate these ETL files, you must navigate to the following folder, by default:
%WINDIR%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Local\Temp\Tracing Read more
I consider myself to have a major bias towards Microsoft products. It is what I have made my living on ever since I started my career. I will say however, when the Surface was set to release, I was skeptical. My goal was to have a tablet that could be used for work and play, and to have said tablet be a replacement for my laptop when I travel for work. After testing the Surface in the Times Square store on launch night, and after a few days of use, I think I may have found my dream device. Read more