Microsoft Lync PowerShell Cheat Sheet

I just posted my Microsoft Lync PowerShell Cheat Sheet on a new blog dedicated to Microsoft Lync:

Your can read about it and download it here:

In a nutshell it is a quick reference card for PowerShell use with Lync Server 2010.

January Updates for Lync Server 2010

In case you missed it, there were some recent updates to Lync Server 2010:

Updates are available for these Lync components:

Administrative Tools
Update for Core Components
Update for Conferencing Server
Update for Web Components Server

Also, if you are using Communicator Mobile component alongside Lync Server 2010, there is a recent package update available at:

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 & OCS Migration Top 10

Here are my Top 10 quick frequently-needed facts when you are first considering a Lync 2010 migration from OCS 2007 R2 (or if you are considering co-existence).
1. Lync 2010 Servers Can Coexist with OCS 2007 R2 Servers (in an OCS 2007 R2 Deployment)
• They can coexist in the same AD Forest and AD Domain, but [...]

Lync and OCS Administration Tools

A quick post with 5 key reminders about administering OCS and Lync in a coexistence scenario. As with previous OCS/Lync releases, the general rule is that you must use the administrative tools that ship with the server version that you want to manage.

1. The Lync Server Administration Tools Cannot be Installed Alongside the OCS 2007 [...]

New Releases: OCS November Updates & the Lync Resource Kit Tools

The November 2010 updates were just released for OCS 2007 R2 and the Clients (Communicator, Communicator Phone Edition, Live Meeting, and the Live Meeting Add-In). As Aaron Tiensivu reports, this round of udpates is apparently the true CU7 (the previous release was apparently just a CU6 add-on hotfix for the Routing Group Service).

OCS 2007 R2 [...]

5 Tips for Configuring a Voice Gateway with Lync 2010

This post provides 5 useful tips I found while recently configuring Lync inbound and outbound PSTN calling through an AudioCodes voice gateway – including some new features in Lync that made the job easier.

Tip #1: Use the new ‘Test Voice Routing’ Feature in the Lync Control Panel

The Test Voice Routing feature (in the “Voice Routing” section [...]

Microsoft Lync RTM Documentation Available

A quick post in case anyone missed it, the full set of Microsoft Lync RTM documentation is now available on TechNet at:


This is an impressive set of initial Lync documents all in one place – everything from Planning, Deployment, Migration, Operations, and the Database Schema for the CDR and QoE databases.  They can be viewed [...]

Microsoft Lync Server Certificates – What’s New & Tips

Like its predecessor, Microsoft OCS, Microsoft Lync Server 2010 relies heavily on PKI certificates to allow servers to verify their identity in TLS connections with clients, and in mutual TLS (MTLS) connections to other servers.

Unlike OCS, certificates cannot be viewed or managed directly in the management console. Nowhere in the Lync Control Panel can you [...]

Microsoft Lync 2010 Released to Manufacturing

In case you missed it, Microsoft Lync 2010 reached a major milestone today: Released to Manufacturing. The Microsoft press release can be found here:

This press release also confirms that version of Lync Online in the newly announced Microsoft 365 (aka BPOS) will federate and support high definition audio and video communication (along with [...]