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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...

January 2012 Updates for OCS 2007 R2

Microsoft have released some updates for OCS 2007 R2. Be sure to keep those OCS servers up to date.
Communicator Client KB2647093
OCS Group Chat Client KB2647090
OCS 2007 R2 Server KB968802
Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Unified Communications Managed API 2.0 Core KB2647091

Issue: Lync URL filtering policy blocks Lync Mobile Push notifications

You might run into this issue when setting up Lync 2010 for mobile clients. The Lync 2010 URL filter (CU4) blocks push notification SIP messages. There is a Knowledge Base article explaining the issue here KB2664650 Example using the Test-CsMcxPushNotification cmdlet Error text: Test-CsMcxPushNotification : The operation failed because of a server policy. The warning property may contain more...

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting Deployment Guide Download Now Available

A pretty niche document, but it might be of interested to understand what features are available from hosted Lync, and how that compares to Microsoft’s Lync Online offering. The Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting is an extension of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 software that is designed to allow service providers and system integrators to customize a Lync Server 2010...

Microsoft UC User Group London Meeting, Mobility and AudioCodes call recording – January 19th


We are just a couple of weeks away from our 1st MUCUGL meeting of 2012. The Lync Mobility Service is here and Justin Morris, Adam Jacobs and I have a great MUCUGL session lined up for those who want to learn more! First up Adam Jacobs will introduce the capability of Lync Mobile and an overview of the architecture, next up Justin and Tom will run through the deployment procedures and a live demo...

Brief Review of 2011, more exciting stuff ahead in 2012

Well, it’s the end of 2011, possibly already the start of 2012 when you read this. As is customary I thought I’d take a bit of time to do a quick review of my 2011 and some thoughts on what will be coming up in 2012. It was a busy year as a consultant at Modality Systems, UK Lync Voice Partner of the year 2011, which has allowed me to focus on Lync Server deployments full time and work alongside...

A look inside the NET/ Sonus UX1000 Gateway/Survivable Branch Appliance – Photos of the hardware

My blog post giving an early look at the net UX1000 got a lot of interest, so I thought people might be interested in some more on the net 1000. The unit is now GA, and I had a chance to play with another unit today. This post is a brief look at what is actually inside the net UX1000. Front of the net UX1000 Front without facia Screw holes for rack mount kit (included) Rear, combinations of ports...

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