InsideOCS Officially Transitions to InsideLync

A quick note to confirm, if you already have not noticed , that InsideOCS has long since transitioned to

All of the blog content will remain up and all of the tools will still remain available (and are available through, but no new content will be published on

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A Primer on Lync Audio Quality Metrics

A new post on which provides a primer on interpreting audio quality metrics in the Lync server Monitoring reports:

The Lync 2010 Client Audio Codec Selection in Conferences

A new post on explaining a behavior change in the audio codec selection by the Lync 2010 client in conferences:

Customizing the Join Meeting Experience in Lync

A new post on showing how to customize several aspects of the join meeting experience in Lync 2010: Customizing the Join Meeting Experience in Lync.

Lync Mobile DNS Records Added to RUCT

A quick post to let followers of my Remote UC Troubleshooting Tool (RUCT) for Lync and OCS know that the DNS records used by the Lync mobility clients to auto-discover the Lync mobility service have been added.

Specifically you now have the option of querying the locally configured DNS server for the following [...]

Microsoft Lync 2010 for the iPhone and iPad Released

More information cross-posted on Microsoft Lync 2010 for the iPhone and iPad Released.

Federating OCS 2007 R2 and Lync Online in Office 365 Beta

I recently federated an on-premise OCS 2007 R2 deployment with a Lync Online domain, and wanted to highlight something that is not well documented.
The procedure is largely the same on from the on-premise OCS Edge has it is for adding any other Federated partner – you add the Federated partners SIP domain has an Allow [...]

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 Launch Recap

If you missed todays official Microsoft Lync Launch event, here is a recap of the highlights:

Lync will be Generally Available on Dec 1, 2010 in  38 languages in 150 countries around the world.
Bill Gates made an special appearance over high definition video.  He referred to Lync as being the most important productivity tool for the [...]

Top 10 Links for Lync

This week has been a flurry of activity with the re-branding of OCS and the Release Candidate being made publicly available.

Here is a list or 10 resources I found useful for getting up and running with Microsoft Lync Server 2010:

The Microsoft Lync Home Page on TechNet
Microsoft TechNet System Requirements, Planning Primer, Lab Deployment Guide
Introducing Microsoft [...]