Lync 2010 Tabbed Conversations and More!

by Jamie Schwinn on June 3, 2011

 Microsoft has released several new tools for Lync users. I think I’m most excited about the Tabbed Conversations tool!

Tabbed Conversations for Microsoft Lync 2010 Download Documentation 7577.284 06/02/2011 
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Stress Tool Download Documentation 7577.284 06/02/2011
Information Dashboard Add-In for Microsoft Lync 2010 Download Documentation 7577.284 06/02/2011
Conversations Analyzer for Microsoft Lync 2010 Download Documentation 7577.284 06/02/2011
Conversation Translator Add-In for Microsoft Lync 2010 Download Documentation 7577.284 06/02/2011

 

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Lync 2010 May 2011 Client Update

by Jamie Schwinn on May 25, 2011

 A new update for Lync 2010 desktop clients is now available, bringing us to version number 7577.280. From KB2551268, the update adds the following fixes:

  • 2551849 Lync 2010 still polls for the conversation history of a non-listed contact
  • 2551847 Lync 2010 still polls for the voice mail of a non-listed contact
  • 2551846 An update is available that adds npMeetingJoinPluginOC.dll and MeetingJoinAxOC.dll files to Lync 2010
  • 2551848 The Office Communicator Object Model API requires calling additional subscription to stop polling subscriptions in a Lync 2010 environment

Download the Lync update for x86

Download the Lync update for x64

Visit Lync 2010 Updates for a full listing of all the latest Lync patches.

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New April 2011 CU2 Update Released for Lync 2010

by Jamie Schwinn on April 27, 2011

Microsoft has released a second April 2011 CU2 update patch which replaces the previous version 7577.256. The latest April 2011 patch for Lync 2010 is version 7577.275. 

It appears this latest patch adds an additional fix for Lync Online.

Lync 2010 (32 bit) KB2540951 Download 7577.275 4/26/2011 
Lync 2010 (64 bit) KB2540951 Download 7577.275 4/26/2011

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

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Lync 2010 Unable to Place Call through Edge

by Jamie Schwinn on April 21, 2011

I ran into an unexpected issue during a migration from OCS 2007 R2 to Lync 2010 and felt it deserved documenting. In the environment, OCS and Lync had been in coexistence for some time, and the decision was made to migrate the voice path from OCS Mediation servers to Lync Mediation servers collocated on the Lync Front End and a Lync SBA. After assigning new Lync Dial Plans and Voice Policies to the users, I started receiving complaints about failed calls from remote users connected through the OCS Edge Server. Certain calls were failing only when connected through the Edge with the error message “Unable to place call. Please check the number and try again“. After a little trial and error it became clear that calls made to E.164 normalized numbers worked fine but calls to non-E.164 normalized numbers were failing consistently.

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Lync Server 2010 CU2 Released

by Jamie Schwinn on April 21, 2011

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) for Lync Server 2010. One notable improvement over CU1 is that Microsoft has bundled the Lync Server 2010 updates into an update installer for one stop patching like they did for OCS. This takes the guess work out of patching Lync servers and ensures all components are at the same patch level. 

All of the patches for Lync can be found here.

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Microsoft Announces SQL 2008 R2 Support for Lync 2010

by Jamie Schwinn on April 20, 2011

Microsoft released a statement today on the NextHop Blog that the Lync Server product team has completed testing of Lync 2010 on SQL Server 2008 R2.

Lync 2010 is now officially supported on SQL Server 2008 R2 for all Lync Server databases! Documentation updates to follow.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2011/04/20/lync-server-2010-support-for-sql-2008-r2.aspx

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