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 [...]

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 Shares Video Tour of its Cloud Datacenters

In case you missed it, a glimpse into Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure used to power Lync, Exchange, and SharePoint in Office 365.


Configuring User Federation, Remote Access, and Public IM in Lync

If you have existing scripts for OCS user configuration that are being re-purposed for Lync, this blog post might be helpful: http://blog.insidelync.com/2011/05/configuring-user-federation-remote-access-and-public-im-in-lync/.

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 [...]

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/