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Turn off 2nd incoming call alert/Call Waiting in Lync client on multiple machines (GPO/PowerShell)

Following my post on turning off the 2nd incoming call alert on Lync, Anders Hollsten asked if he could set this with a config policy to distribute it to all clients. The setting is held in the current windows sound scheme, which is held in the registry under HKCU:\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Communicator   When the Data field is full it plays that sound. If no sound is set the Data field is...

Update Snom Phone Firmware with PowerShell and HTTP POST

I cam across an issue where a customer needed to update a bunch of snom 300 phones to the latest OCS firmware but couldn’t use DHCP to dish out the firmware (which is a  much easier option). After playing around with the manual update process with the WebUI I thought I could probably send HTTP strings to the phone to get it to do the same thing. Enter a PowerShell Script that sends HTTP POST...

How to add a module to an AudioCodes Mediant 1000 Gateway

One of the nice things about the AudioCodes Mediant 1000 is that it is modular and it is easy to add modules. Here are the steps to add a module to the AudioCodes Mediant 1000 We start with a basic chassis with no ISDN connectivity (note no modules in the config. picture below) First shut the gateway down. Once it is powered down you can remove a blanking panel from the gateway   The modules...

How to do direct transfer and consultative transfer with Lync client voice calls

  Direct Transfers (transferring a call to another party without talking to them first) is pretty obvious in Lync client. Consultative Transfers (where you talk to the party you are transferring to before transferring the call) are slightly less obvious. This post gives an overview of how to do both.   Direct Transfer Answer the incoming call Click on the arrow at the bottom right and...

Will Lync normalize a number beginning with a “+” (yes, if you ask it to)

This question recently came up on technet A user was confused as their +xxxxxxx number was getting normalised to +1(xxx)yyyyy, but they thought if they typed the number with a + first Lync would assume it was already normalized and not apply any rules. This isn’t right, even with a number beginning with a +, Lync will follow and apply any normalisation rules that match. Here is an example No...

A first look at Xync (now renamed Xavy) Lync client on iOS iPhone/iPad

As you may have head, Xync, the Lync client for iOS from damaka is now available on the apple app store. The iPhone and iPad apps are separate, $19.99 each. They could make the names a little clearer, I think a lot of people will miss this. FULL DISCLOSURE: I work for Modality systems, and we also have an iPhone/iPad OCS/Lync app, iDialog, that works via the OCS CWA server for instant messaging...

Interesting Lync Communications Enabled Business Process (CEBP) Examples

Communications Enabled Business Process (CEBP), is the term used when we talk about extending the benefits of Unified Communications into Business Process. Recently I have seen a couple of nice examples of extending Lync beyond the basic features. The guys over at OrbitOne have created a free Lync Web Chat/presence plugin, they have even put the code up on codeplex for others to use. They have...

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