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Microsoft UC User Group London at UC Expo, 6th March, 3:50 PM – 4:20 PM

Info shamelessly copied from Justin’s blog , it would be great to see you there: “ UC Expo is on again this year on the 6th and 7th of March at Olympia in London. It’s the premier UC event in the UK/EMEA for vendors and end-user customers to come together and see the latest developments in the industry along with lots of informative seminars. I’ve attended the last 2 years (including manning our...

RunAs Radio Podcast Interview – Tom Arbuthnot Integrates Business with Lync!

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to talk with the great Richard Campbell in a RunAs Radio interview where we talked about Lync and Communications Enabled Business Process. You can find the show here where you can download or stream the mp3. We talked a little about Lync in general, then specifically about how business are actually leveraging Lync, both what comes out of the box and beyond...

Modality Systems Free SuperToast app for #Lync – Video Demo

Here is a quick demo of one of our (full disclosure I work for Modality Systems) apps for Lync. It’s the great work of Paul Nearney from our development team. SuperToast is a free desktop app that provides a persistent notification of a waiting message in the centre of your screen so you never miss a waiting IM blinking on your taskbar. Here is a quick video of SuperToast for Lync in action (full...

Lync Certificate Request Wizard Fails: “The RPC server is unavailable” because Firewall/ISA/TMG site-to-site VPN blocking RPC

While building a fresh Lab server I hit this error on a routine part of the wizard setup: “Command execution failed: Cannot connect to dc01.lyncdup.int. Verify that you can connect to the server, have the appropriate permissions, and that you logged on with the correct credentials.”   Error: The RPC server is unavailable. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800706BA) OK, so we’re looking at an RPC...

Lync Client Update Jan 2012 4.0.7577.4061 KB2670498

January Lync client update is out. Doesn’t look too exciting Fixes this issue: 2670467  Large increases in load on the OrgID service because of recurring authentication requests from Lync 2010 “You notice that the ADFS server is experiencing larger than expected loads. These loads are more than 40 percent greater than expected. When you examine the traffic, most of the load is from recurring...

Microsoft Q2 2012: Lync Revenue up 30% and Microsoft excited about Skype integration

Microsoft recently posted their Q2 2012 financial results. For Q2, ended December 31, Microsoft revenue was $20.89 billion, up 5 percent year over year. Operating income: $7.99 billion, a 2 percent decrease. Net income was $6.62 billion. Specifically regards Lync and Skype, from the Earnings call: “We continued to see strong growth in our productivity solution offerings. Lync, SharePoint and...

Get Lync PowerShell Help Reference on your iPhone/iPad with Sapien iPowerShell Pro

This is something I suggested to the Sapien guys some time ago (in fact 6 months ago), and it’s nice to see it finally here. iPowerShell Pro ($4.99/£2.99) now includes the Lync, Exchange SharePoint cmdlets, giving you a great quick reference. There is good coverage of a lot of common products, and you can even upload your own files to add and other PowerShell modules you use. Great for a little...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news