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Lync Client Error Codes

I was troubleshooting a client error which I hadn’t seen before “Call was not transferred because [user name] does not have an audio device set up to accept calls.” In this case, the error was a little misleading. The endpoint the customer was transferring to was fine, and it was happening to more than one user. In actual fact this was a SIP Refer issue. As soon as we disabled SIP refer on the...

First Microsoft UC User Group London meeting, July 28th 2011

Just wanted to take a minute to highlight the upcoming Microsoft UC User Group London meeting. Aim is to run from around 6pm to 8pm, with a couple of talks and some ‘networking’ time. After that it’ll be on to a local pub. In the first meeting Adam Jacobs will introduce Lync Server and some high level differences over OCS. In the second session Justin Morris will talk about the resilience...

Live Meeting moving to Lync Online

Dell have let people know that at the end of their contacts Live Meeting customers will be offered to  renew into the Lync Online Meeting service (apparently the Live Meeting SKU was removed from the price list this month). Existing Live Meeting customers will be able to continue to use the service as long as their contract lasts. I think this is great. Lync Online Meetings are superior to...

About Lync Online Meeting Plug-in for Outlook

Had a customer ask about the Lync Outlook Plugins today. There are actually two plugins for Outlook Conversation History Add-in for Microsoft Lync Usually located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Lync\ocoffice.dll Online Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Lync 2010 Usually located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Lync\ucaddin.dll They are deployed as part of the Lync client install. There is no...

OCS 2007 R2 June 2011 Updates Released

We mainly talk Lync, on this blog, but lets not forget those running Office Communications Server.
The latest June 2011 updates are up
OCS 2007 R2 Server Updates  – KB 968802
Communicator Client Update  – KB 2549042
Group chat Server – KB 2549044
Group Chat Client  – KB 2549043

Pre-built Complete Hyper-V Lync Demo Environment

  UPDATE:  Here is a good video on using the VHD’s Microsoft have released Lync Server 2010 “Test Drive” Hyper-V VHD files. This is a complete Lync environment that you can download and boot to get a feel for Lync, including DC, Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging, Lync Standard Edition, Lync Monitoring Server and SharePoint 2010. You’ll This is a complete isolated environment, for best...

Lync Tabbed Conversations, Group Chat Stress tool and more released

  And the Lync team keep on churning out the goods. You head it here first. Tabbed Conversations for Microsoft Lync 2010 Tabbed Conversations is an application that provides a tabbed Lync 2010 conversation window to allow multiple instant messaging (IM) conversations in a single window. It’s actually a separate app that sits in the System Tray. Tabbed Conversations for Microsoft Lync 2010...

Where are Lync Client Settings Stored? (Hint, Registry)

Hi, This one just came up on Technet, How can I change the “Show Lync in foreground” Setting for all my users using GPO. While some settings are provisioned in band for Lync, this is one you can edit in the Registry. Lync User Client Registry keys are held under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator There are also the advanced connection settings under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Shared\UCClient What...

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