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Lync 2013: Setting a user picture for an Application or Response Group Contact Object

I tested this on a while homed on a 2013 pool and with the 2013 client. It doesn’t seem to work with the 2010 client in my testing. It is in no way supported, I just thought it might work, use at your own risk. It also seems to be fairly intermittent as to whether the pictures will appear or not in the client – if anyone has an ideas on this/tries this I’m interested to hear how...

How to Update Sonus/NET UX Gateway Firmware

Quick post as I’ve been asked about this a few times. Here are the steps to upgrade the Sonus UX1000 / UX2000 (the web interface is the same on both). The gateways have a A/B Partition system. This is nice as you can upgrade the inactive partition ready to reboot to it out of hours and if you have any issues you can roll back to the partition with the old firmware prior to the upgrade. Here you...

Lync 2013 client – Force Instant Address Book (GalContacts.db) Download: “Address book synchronizing. Results may not be current.”

Like Lync 2010, Lync 2013 has a random back-off period before downloading the locally cached address book file. This is to avoid a storm of downloads if a large number of users sign in at the same time. This is why you may see “Address book synchronizing. Results may not be current.”   Also like 2010, you can set a registry key to override this behaviour and have the client download the file...

What Lync 2013 client setting are held in the Registry?

Just like Lync 2010, some Lync 2013 client settings are held in the registry. This post goes over the registry keys Keys Under Lync: HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Lync   Key AddToFirewallExceptionList AllowOverridingDeviceAtJoinTime AutoOpenMainWindowWhenStartup AutoSignInWhenUserSessionStarts AwayThreshold CurrentUILanguage DSBkgndMode DuplicatePrimaryMonitorPresentingSetting...

102 Keyboard Shortcuts for Lync 2013–including mute and unmute without app focus

If you are using Lync a lot, (and who isn’t) These keyboard shortcuts are pretty useful. My new favourite, Windows key + F4 to mute/unmute, even when Lync doesn’t have focus! (be a good conference attendee and mute when you are not talking ) Ctrl+ Tab to flip between conversation tabs is also really handy Taken from General (any window) Use the following keyboard shortcuts no matter which window...

Known Minor Issue: Lync Server 2013 RTM PowerShell help still references “Lync 2013 Preview”

  Minor issue, but thought I’d blog it in case anyone hit it and got confused.  The help that shipped with the RTM Lync Server 2013 bits still mentions “Lync 2013 Preview”. Example:   This was simply to do with the help meeting check-in time for the build and testing. It should not affect actual product. The online TechNet version is already updated, but the offline version probably...

First Look at the Windows 8 / RT #Lync App – IM,Video and Sharing Screenshots

App in the store, simply called Lync. I tested this on my non-touch laptop, but clearly it is all made to work with touch Install Process On sign in: IM convo Right Click brings up menu of your other conversations (top right) Participant List Video Call: It seems you cannot share your desktop or apps but can see a sharing session: Darren Sharing (I have blurred the desktop) When the person is...

#Lync 2013 RTM bits, Help File, Visio Shapes, Best Practice Analyser and UCMA 4.0 now available

Good news, Lync 2013 Server RTM bits, along with Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013 are now on Technet and MSDN, Office 2013 with the Lync 2013 client is also on TechNet MSDN, In addition the RTM help file, Visio Shapes and Unified Communications Managed API (UCMA) 4.0 are all available. All that you need to get started with 2013!   Lync 2013 RTM Documentation: Download: Browse Online: (OCS...

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