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Enabling Music on Hold in Lync Client

  A Quick one, by default Music on hold is not enabled on the Lync Client.   A change of policy at the global level is required to enable it. set-csclientpolicy -identity global -enableclientmusiconhold $true details here:     Once it’s enabled and replicated users will have Music on hold (they may need to sign in and out to get the feature)   By default users can change...

Where are Lync Client Settings Stored? (Hint, Registry)

Hi, This one just came up on Technet, How can I change the “Show Lync in foreground” Setting for all my users using GPO. While some settings are provisioned in band for Lync, this is one you can edit in the Registry. Lync User Client Registry keys are held under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator There are also the advanced connection settings under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Shared\UCClient What...

Lync Client Cumulative Update May

Some minor updates to the Lync Client Article ID: 2551268 Issues that this update fixes This cumulative update fixes the following issues: 2551849 ( ) Lync 2010 still polls for the conversation history of a non-listed contact 2551847 ( ) Lync 2010 still polls for the voice mail of a non-listed contact 2551846 ( ) An update is available that adds npMeetingJoinPluginOC.dll and MeetingJoinAxOC.dll...

Lync Videos from Tech-Ed 2011

Sadly I couldn’t get over to Tech-Ed North America this year, but fortunately Microsoft do a first class job of Videoing all the content, and provide it for streaming or download completely free! Some of the encoding is still going on, but you should find streaming, low and high res wmv, and IOS/mobile friendly mp4 files. Below are all the Lync related sessions, enjoy. . Tech·Ed North America...

Network Monitor (Netmon) Parsers for Lync

Microsoft have released Network Monitor Parsers for Lync download them here
You can download Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4 here
I found I also needed the parser filters from codeplex to get the Lync parsers to install, you can get them here

I must admit, I’m usually a wireshark guy. Here are some useful links to get you started with Netmon.

Lync Quick Reference Cards for End User Training

  Microsoft have released some quick reference cards for common Lync tasks. They are 2 page landscape word documents. You can download the complete set here Lync 2010 Conferencing Quick Reference   Lync 2010 Instant Messaging and Presence Quick Reference   Lync 2010 Sharing and Collaboration Quick Reference   Lync 2010 Attendant Quick Reference   Lync 2010 Attendee Quick...

Lync’d Up Monthly Round Up April 2011

There is so much going on in the Lync and Unified Communications community, the aim of this monthly roundup is to catch all the exciting news updates and blog posts to give a nice reference. If you think I’ve missed anything please give me a shout and I will get it added in. Lync Software Updates Lync 2010 CU2 April 2010 updates and list of issues resolved A second April Lync Client Update...

How to enable Lync On-Premise to Federate with Office365 Lync Online

I’ve just been doing some testing between our Lync On-Premise installation and Office365 Lync Online with Thomas Lee (who is all over Office365 information) The information about implies that Lync Online, once you choose Open Federation on your web admin console, will federate with any On-Prem Lync installation that also has open federation. We found this not to be the case. Our system is...

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About Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

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