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Lync Mobility Service Bits and Documentation now available for Download. Just waiting on clients now….

The Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Mobility Guide documentation is now available for download here

This document guides you through the process of deploying the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Mobility Service and the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Autodiscover Service. When you deploy the Mobility Service, users can use supported iOS, Android, Windows Phone, or Nokia mobile devices to perform such activities as sending and receiving instant messages, viewing contacts, viewing presence. The Mobility Service also enables mobile devices to use some Enterprise Voice features, such as click to join a conference, Call via Work, single number reach, voice mail, and missed calls.
When you use the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Autodiscover Service along with the Mobility Service, mobile devices can automatically locate the URLs for Lync Server Web Services and the new Mobility Service regardless of network location.

And the actual bits to install on your server are available to here:

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Mobility Service and Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Autodiscover Service

When you deploy the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Mobility Service, users can use supported iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, or Nokia mobile devices to perform such activities as sending and receiving instant messages, viewing contacts, and viewing presence. In addition, mobile devices support some Enterprise Voice features, such as click to join a conference, Call via Work, single number reach, voice mail, and missed calls. By using Call via Work, users can maintain their work identity during a call, which means that the call recipient does not see the caller’s mobile number, and the caller avoids incurring outbound calling charges. With single number reach, a user receives calls on a mobile phone that were dialed to their work number.
When you use the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Autodiscover Service along with the Mobility Service, mobile devices can automatically locate the URLs for Lync Server Web Services and the new Mobility Service regardless of network location. It supports client connections using either HTTP or HTTPS.

Be aware it’s not just a ]patch. There are some changes that will need to be made in your environment, including:

  • Applying Lync Update CU4
  • Ensuring your HLB’s support persistence info here
  • Changes to your DNS, certificates, firewalls
  • Federation relationship with the cloud-based Lync Server 2010 Push Notification Service, which is located in the Lync Online datacenter

Check the documentation for full details

Clients

We are still waiting on the clients. Latest reports are they are on the windows Phone Market Place, but not available for download yet… surely it can’t be long now.

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  • Hi Tom, do you have any information on enterprise voice functionality for Android clients. I have seen conflicting reports on multiple sites as to whether Android will support call via work etc. Thanks.

      • Hi,

        The blackberry client can connect to Lync backend via the Lync mobility service or would connect via the BES only ?

        If Exchange/BES are on-premise and Lync is hosted (Office 365) how would the client app on the blackberry handset connect to Lync Online, directly via the mobility service or via BES, If via BES, the BES config should point to the Lync Online external autodiscover url ?

        • Hi there, the Blackberry client works via BES. I believe msft have some kind of “BES in the cloud” for Office365

          Tom

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