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Lync CU Updates Without Descriptions

In this last batch of Lync Cumulative Updates, two of them (1, 2) have no description of what is fixed, what is added, or any information about them whatsoever. So I asked my Microsoft contact what exactly these updates are supposed to do? From the product group I found out that there were some code …

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Lync News for Android Massive Update

There has been a Lync News client for Android for at least a year now. It has kind of sucked and I’ve always been a bit embarrassed by it. It was done using AppMakr and while it technically worked it looked more like what 90’s-era GeoCities looked like in App form. It looked even worse …

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Extract Lync 2013 Snooper

If you try to install the Lync 2013 Debugging Tools on your PC you get some nonsense error about needing to have Visual C++  or something installed blah blah blah. So here is how to get to the new Snooper tool without mucking about with installing any of that. 1. Download the Lync 2013 Debugging Tools. 2. Open a …

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Lync Management Shell Tip of the Day

Have you been jealous of the Exchange guys who get a nifty “tip of the day” every time they open their Exchange Management Console? If you haven’t seen it, it looks like this: It’s a nice little bit of text that provides a tip every time you start the Exchange Management Shell. Wouldn’t it be …

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Lync Management Shell Tip of the Day

Have you been jealous of the Exchange guys who get a nifty “tip of the day” every time they open their Exchange Management Console? If you haven’t seen it, it looks like this: It’s a nice little bit of text that provides a tip every time you start the Exchange Management Shell. Wouldn’t it be …

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Dialing to the PSTN Isn’t Working…

…and you GUARANTEE it’s set up the same as other locations. The scenario: You are bringing up a new SBA. The Lync side is up and running just fine. You can home users on the SBA and basic functionality tests out. You then set up the gateway side of the SBA the same way you’ve done elsewhere. …

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Inbound Lync Call Drops Immediately

So you are setting up inbound dialing to Lync. You make a test call and almost immediately the call disconnects. What’s that all about? To find out, fire up the Lync Logging tool and capture all of the levels and flags for the SIPStack component. Make your call and then analyze the log-file. You should see …

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Dial Plans and Manipulations for Lync Inbound Enterprise Voice

So after you get outbound calls working, you turn your attention to inbound dialing. So you logically dial a number assigned to your inbound line and hear a response from your phone telling you that the number you have dialed is out of service. Well, that sucks. So you look all over your PSTN Gateway …

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Recursively Enabling Lync Attributes

So after I wrote this post my mind spun a little and I thought: “Why should I limit it to just the Get-CsMobilityPolicy cmdlet. Can’t I make this much more flexible?” And so I did. I’ve now upgraded the script so that you can use several different cmdlets and several different parameters to recursively update values in an …

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