I was recently working on a issue where some users were reporting that Lync contact searches were showing contacts with the wrong name.  The issue was found to be a side effect of Lync 2010 Contact Merge. Contact Merge is a Lync client feature that looks at the SIP URI and SMTP addresses of a contact to determine if it is a duplicate. If contacts from different data sources match on any of these fields, Lync assumes that the contacts are the same individual and merges the data from all available data sources. The merge process gives preference to the data source shown in column Source 1, Source 2, and Source 3, in that order from the table below.

Contact Merge Precedence

Property Source 1 Source 2 Source 3
Display name Outlook contact Presence AD DS
Photo Presence AD DS
Title AD DS Presence Outlook contact
Company AD DS Presence Outlook contact
Department AD DS Presence Outlook contact
Office AD DS Presence Outlook contact
Organization (for example, Manager) AD DS Presence
Web Page (for example, MySite) AD DS
Alias (mail nickname) AD DS
Name Pronunciation AD DS
Location Presence
Calendar Free/Busy Presence
Presence Status/Activity Presence
IM address (SIPURI) Presence AD DS Outlook contact
Email (primary SMTP address) AD DS Outlook contact Presence
Work Phone Presence AD DS Outlook contact
Home Phone Presence AD DS Outlook contact
Mobile Phone Presence AD DS Outlook contact
Other Phone Presence AD DS Outlook contact

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March 2012 Lync Updates

by Jamie Schwinn on March 30, 2012

Microsoft has released new March 2012 updates for Lync 2010.

Lync Server 2010 KB2689846 Download 7577.197 03/28/2012
Lync 2010 (32 bit) KB2684739 Download 7577.4087 03/28/2012
Lync 2010 (64 bit) KB2684739 Download 7577.4087 03/28/2012

 

These updates address the following published KB Articles:

Microsoft Lync Server 2010

Microsoft Lync 2010

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Lync Server 2010 Database Updates Explained – Part 2

by Jamie Schwinn on March 6, 2012

This is a continuation of my previous post Lync Server 2010 CU3 Database Update Explained.

Since the original article was written for CU3 back in September 2011, two additional Cumulative Updates have been released, bringing the latest patch level to CU5 as of March 2012. Both of these subsequent Cumulative Updates have also included a Lync SQL Backend database update. More specifically, the Core Component patch includes files responsible for performing the database update procedure in “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2010\DBSetup”.

These files have been updated in each Cumulative Update since CU3 as shown by the file information table included in the KB articles related to the Core Components patches. These files are also directly related to the DbVersionUpgrade row in the dbo.DbConfigInt table of the Lync 2010 Pool Back-End database. The dbsetup.wsf file contains a variable which specifies the DbVersionUpgrade value as seen in the SQL database. [click to continue…]

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Lync 2010 CU5 February 2012 Updates Released

by Jamie Schwinn on March 2, 2012

Lync 2010 CU5 February 2012

Microsoft has released new Lync 2010 updates for February 2012:

Server Updates

Lync Server 2010 KB2493736 Download 7577.190 03/01/2012
Lync 2010 Group Chat Server KB2670342 Download 7577.4071 02/29/2012
Lync 2010 Group Chat Admin Tool KB2672318 Download 7577.4071 02/29/2012

 

Client Updates

Lync 2010 (32 bit) KB2670326 Download 7577.4072 02/29/2012
Lync 2010 (64 bit) KB2670326 Download 7577.4072 02/29/2012
Lync 2010 Phone Edition (Tanjay) KB2670373 Download 7577.4066 03/01/2012
Lync 2010 Phone Edition (Aries Aastra) KB2672352 Download 7577.4066 03/05/2012
Lync 2010 Phone Edition (Aries Polycom) KB2672349 Download 7577.4066 03/05/2012
Lync 2010 Phone Edition (Aries HP) KB2672743 Download 7577.4066 03/02/2012
Lync 2010 Group Chat KB2672325 Download 7577.4071 02/29/2012

 

See the Lync 2010 Updates page for a full listing of all Lync patches.

 

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Lync Response Group Holiday Set Editor

by Jamie Schwinn on October 18, 2011

Announcing the availability of the Lync Server 2010 Response Group Holiday Set Editor!

I’ve been experimenting with Lync PowerShell remoting from C# and my efforts have finally produced something I feel is worth sharing. Lync RGS Holiday Set Editor can be used to create new Holiday Sets and edit existing Holiday Sets for Lync Server 2010 Response Group Workflows using a graphical interface. Please let me know in the comments if you find this utility useful.

http://waveformation.com/holidayseteditor/

 

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Lync Client Now Available for Mac

by Jamie Schwinn on September 8, 2011

Microsoft just announced the RTM availability of Lync for Mac 2011! Now Mac users can enjoy the full Lync Unified Communications experience!

See the official Lync for Mac 2011 Released to Manufacturing announcement for full details.

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