Top 10 Facts for Planning a Lync 2010 Client Deployment

New post on InsideLync.com: Top 10 Facts for Planning a Lync 2010 Client Deployment.

Lync 2010 Mobility Service and Documentation Available

Details posted on InsideLync: Lync 2010 Mobility Service and Documentation Available for more information.

The Remote UC Troubleshooting Tool (RUCT)

I haven’t done a blog entry for awhile on InsideOCS because I have spent a lot of my extra time developing a small free tool called: The Remote UC Troubleshooting Tool (RUCT).

The tool was born out of my former MOCLogin troubleshooting tool, but I decided to rename it because of the expanded features and all [...]

File Transfers in Microsoft Lync Online

A new post on InsideLync.com about file transfer support in Microsoft Lync Online: http://blog.insidelync.com/2011/10/file-transfers-in-microsoft-lync-online.

Blackberry Support for OCS 2007 R2 and Lync is Now Available

In case you missed it, BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange SP3 was recently released.
BES SP3 adds long awaited support for connecting to OCS 2007 R2 and Lync Server 2010 (without an OCS R1 CWA server).

In case you missed it, RIM recently released BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange 5.0 SP3. BES 5.0 SP3 adds [...]

New OCS 2007 R2 Updates & Microsoft Federated Edge Server IP Address Change

A new round of OCS 2007 R2 client and server updates were released today – collectively known as OCS 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 8 (CU 8).  Note: some links will not be available until late next week.

Client Updates

Office Communicator 2007 R2
KB Article 2501722
Microsoft Download Link

Group Chat Client 2007 R2
KB [...]

BlackBerry Support for OCS 2007 R2 & Lync Coming in Early 2011

April 4, 2011 Update:  BES 5.0 SP3 has been released which adds support for Microsoft OCS 2007 R2. See Blackberry Support for OCS 2007 R2 and Lync is Now Available for more information.

Many readers of this blog are interesting in BlackBerry support for Microsoft OCS 2007 R2 and Lync, so I wanted to provide this [...]

Lync 2010 – Setting User Location

One of the great new features of Microsoft Lync 2010 is the ability for users to show their geographic location in their client, including the ability to have it auto-detected based on their network information. The ability for Lync to autodetect a users location is a whole feature set onto itself which utilizes the new [...]

Noteworthy Updates: SQL 2008 R2 Support, CU6, & Communications Server 2010

Three recent OCS developments you should be aware of:

1] Communications Server 2007 R2 Does Not Support Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

An official statement was released regarding OCS 2007 R2 not supporting SQL Server 2008 R2 for the back-end database. The primary reason is that OCS 2007 R2 hasn’t been tested with SQL Server 2008 R2 [...]