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Sonus SBC 1000 / SBC 2000 not affected by ShellShock Bash Vulnerability

I’ve had a few customers ask this, the Sonus Session Border Controller 1000 / 2000 is not affected by the ShellShock issue, the 5k/SWe is affected and software patches are scheduled. Customers with support logins can find the full and updated advisory here:   Products Versions Not Vulnerable Vulnerable Shellshock-only  OS Patch Availability Overall Fix  Release Availability Sonus Websites  ...

#PowerShell Summit Europe 2014: Amsterdam September 29 – October 1 2014, Registration Open Now

I’ll be attending the PowerShell Summit Europe 2014. It’s a great opportunity to listen to, meet and share ideas with some of the best in the field. If you are In Europe and can make it to Amsterdam I think its arguably the best value conference an IT Pro can go to this year; $800 for three days. Only 60 seats are available, considering PowerShell is pretty much core to everything Microsoft are...

Microsoft move ahead of Cisco in Gartner Magic Quadrant for UC – link to full report

Gartner have released their annual Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications (Bern Elliot, Steve Blood). Gartner think of UC as being divided into 6 areas; Telephony, Conferencing, Messaging, Presence and IM, Clients and Communications-enabled applications. This year Microsoft have been placed in the converted “top right”, taking the lead over Cisco.     Microsoft have allowed access to...

Workaround for older NET/Sonus firmware Java Real Time Monitor being blocked

Oracle have taken a positive step of blocking Unsigned Java RIAs (Rich Internet Applications) in the latest version of Java, this is a good idea from a security point of view (more details here). Sonus have a great Real Time Monitor view on the gateway web interface that relies on Java. It shows the real time status of trunks and calls. Unfortunately in earlier version of Firmware (2.2.1 and...

Lync 2013 Gotcha, When adding/removing FE’s in Topology, Publishing Topology will Reset the Relevant Pool

Just a quick post of a “gotcha” in Lync 2013. Due to the way Windows Fabric works, it is recommended to add one FE at a time during deployments, otherwise you might hit a quorum issue and have your pool not want to start. When going to add an FE in Topology you will get this warning: Fair enough, I need to restart all the machines in the pool at some point. I’ll my FE to the pool in topology, and...

Microsoft Q3 2013: #Lync revenue grew over 30% again, 90 of the Fortune 100 use Lync

Microsoft’s Q3 2013 results were published on April 18th. Revenue came in just under expectations at $20.49 billion but it beat expectation with an earnings per share of $0.72. On the Lync front, from the earnings call (my emphasis): “In terms of our productivity server offerings, we continued to see strength with Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync, each growing double digits.  Specifically, Lync...

Lync 2010 March 2013 Cumulative Update (CU8) and Lync 2013 February 2013 Cumulative Update (CU1) Download Links

  Lync 2013 February 2013 CU1 For Lync 2013, CU1 provides the updates required for the new Lync 2013 mobile clients. In addition a number tools were released for Lync 2013 Lync 2013 client CU1:  (note two downloads) Product Download Lync Server 2013, February 2013 Cumulative Updates MS download Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Resource Kit Tools MS download Lync Server 2013 Whiteboard Archiving...

Lync 2010 January 2013 Hot Fixes Available for Server and Client

  Update: These are Hot Fixes, not a full blown CU Lync 2010 January 2013 (bit of a mouthful ;) ) is available from Microsoft now Lync 2010 (64bit client) 4.0.7577.4374 2793351 Lync 2010 (32bit client) 4.0.7577.4374 2793351 Lync Server 2010 4.0.7577.211 2791665   Fixed Issues Listed: 2793014 Error message when you try to join a Lync Online meeting that is created by a user in a non...

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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 tomtalks.show 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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