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 [...]
Recently posted InsideLync.com: Key Tips to Get Started with the Lync Monitoring Role & Reports.
Details posted on InsideLync: Lync 2010 Mobility Service and Documentation Available for more information.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
In case you missed it, a glimpse into Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure used to power Lync, Exchange, and SharePoint in Office 365.
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/.
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 [...]
I new post I just finished which covers the types and uses of databases in Lync server: