Saving OCS User Settings Before a Lync Migration

During an OCS to Lync migration, existing OCS user settings, including user policies, are transitioned to Lync when the OCS pool is merged into the Lync deployment and OCS users are migrated from their home OCS pool to the Lync pool.

In many cases it is helpful to ensure that this transition was done properly and [...]

Lync 2010 Mobility Service and Documentation Available

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

Quick Tip – External Contacts with Lync Coexistence

I was involved in a recent Lync migration where a new Lync pool was deployed side-by-side with an OCS 2007 R2 pool. Several pilot users were moved to the new Lync pool and the OCS 2007 R2 edge server was still being used for external Lync and OCS user services.

Everything worked as planned except the [...]

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.

Microsoft to Acquire Skype

June 30, 2011 Update: Office 365 To Get Skype Integration. It appears Microsoft will integrate Skype functionality into Office 365 voice and video conferencing: http://www.informationweek.com/news/windows/microsoft_news/231000726.

June 17, 2011 Update: Microsoft Wins Antitrust Approval From FTC To Buy Skype: http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110617-713214.html.

This is not Microsoft OCS/Lync news per se, but in case you missed it, this morning Microsoft has entered into an agreement [...]

Lync Server Adds Support for SQL 2008 R2

See: http://blog.insidelync.com/2011/04/sql-2008-r2-now-supported-for-lync-server-2010/

The Lync Server Databases

I new post I just finished which covers the types and uses of databases in Lync server:

> http://blog.insidelync.com/2011/04/the-lync-server-databases/

Recently Released OCS & Lync Resources

I recently published a recap of 10 goodLync resources released in the last few months: http://blog.insidelync.com/2011/04/recently-released-lync-resources/.

One that I found useful for OCS 2007 R2 is the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Address Book Service Configuration Tool available here:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/drrez/archive/2011/03/14/office-communications-server-2007-r2-tool-address-book-service-configuration-tool.aspx

This tool allows you to change the OCS address book settings that [...]

April 2011 Cumulative Update for Lync 2010

The April 2011 cumulative Lync 2010 Updates are available.

Read more at: http://blog.insidelync.com/2011/04/april-2011-cumulative-update-for-lync-2010/.