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 [...]

Tips for Managing Lync User Policies

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Migrating your OCS Federated Partner Settings to Lync

During the edge migration stage of an OCS to Lync migration, you will likely need to re-establish existing OCS federated partner settings on the new Lync Edge pool.

If you have previously established direct federation connections between OCS and many federated partners that you explicitly allow, the thought of having to manually re-enter these federation settings [...]

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 [...]

Microsoft Lync Remote PowerShell Administration

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New RoundTable Firmware Upgrade

A new firmware update for the Microsoft RoundTable was released on June 15, 2011.

You can download it here:  It is just over 18 Mb.

The list of issues it addresses can be found in KB article 2559123:

April 2011 Cumulative Update for Lync 2010

The April 2011 cumulative Lync 2010 Updates are available.

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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 [...]