Richard Schwendiman's Blog

Ramblings of an Exchange/Lync PFE...My whiteboard of scribbles about everything Messaging and Collaboration from the field...

SfB iOS Dialing behavior changes

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up about new behavior with the SfB iOS Application. After you...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 10/14/2015

Lync 2013 and Skype for Business 2015 Client RTPRTCP Changes

With the release of the April 14th, 2015 Lync 2013\SfB client patch (15.0.4711.1002) we introduced...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 06/15/2015

Key Health Indicators for Lync Server 2013 and Skype for Business Server 2015 released!!

We have released some great Lync KHI guidance and resources. These resources include a KHI analysis...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 05/01/2015

Lync 2013 Client: Users unable to logon from specific workstations

Recently, a customer came to me and asked if I could help them troubleshoot an issue with user...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 04/28/2015

Federation Call Flow Skype for Business and Lync clients

We always have requests from customers and other engineers to do articles containing edge and...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 04/13/2015

Lync Client 2013 – Disable Customer Experience Improvement Program

We recently received a request from a customer asking if we could completely disable the CEIP and...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 02/20/2015

Lync 2013 Backup Service errors (4098, 4071, 4052)

Recently one of my customers after installing patches started seeing the following errors for the...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 12/08/2014

Windows 2012 R2 Web Application Proxy as Reverse Proxy for Lync Server 2013 now Supported

Public support for Windows Server 2012 R2 Web Application Proxy as a reverse proxy for Lync Server...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 11/21/2014

Lync 2013 Client October 2014 Updates

FYI...Some of the links are still making their way through the Microsoft site....

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 10/14/2014

TIP: Find Lync 2013 Address Book Master Role

When troubleshooting Lync address book issues we often need a quick way to identify the Front End...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 10/14/2014

Lync 2013 Outlook Plugin updates

With the release of the Lync 2013 August 2014 client updates it looks like the Outlook plugin logic...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 09/09/2014

Lync 2013 Delegates Pt.2 (Lync Enterprise Voice enabled delegation)

In the first part of this article we discussed delegation within Lync and Outlook\Exchange when the...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 09/02/2014

Lync 2013 Client "Show a picture from a website" option

Prerequisites Lync 2013 clients must be on the November 2013 Updates (15.0.4551.1005) Deployment and...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 08/25/2014

Lync Server 2013 August 2014 Updates

The Lync Server 2013 Server August 2014 Updates have been released. Below are some of the fixes that...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 08/06/2014

Lync 2013 Delegates Pt.1 (Non Lync Enterprise Voice enabled delegation)

Lately I have seen some confusion around delegates between Exchange and Lync that I wanted to help...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 07/07/2014

Lync 2013 Client June Update and Security Updates (15.0.4623.1000)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2850074 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2881013 This update resolves...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 06/10/2014

Resetting CLS Configuration

I was recently working with a customer that was having problems with running CLS logging. When we...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 06/10/2014

Lync for Mac 14.0.9 Released!

Announcing the release of Lync for Mac 14.0.9! Here are some of the issues addressed within 14.0.9...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 06/10/2014

Lync 2013 Client - May 2014 Updates 15.0.4615.1001

Issues that the update fixes This update resolves the following issues: 2961173 - Incorrect...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 05/13/2014

SQL Query - find FederatedPIC conversations

Clean Clean false false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 One of my...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 05/09/2014

Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.8 Released!! Maverick support!!

Issues that the update fixes The update resolves the following issues: 2952676 - Delegate...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 04/09/2014

Lync 2013 iPad 2 iOS 7.1 AudioVideo Issue

The Lync 2013 for iPad client cannot place or receive audio or video calls when the client is hosted...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 03/27/2014

Sample Lync Persistent Chat Archive Report

After receiving multiple requests for a way to report on Lync Persistent Chat Archive Data (from the...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 03/15/2014

Lync 2013 Client March 2014 Update packages released!!

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Lync 2013. This update provides the latest fixes for...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 03/11/2014

Lync 2013: Force Address Book Download Registry Keys

Recently while working in my lab I wanted to force the address book to update with the Lync 2013...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 03/10/2014

Lync 2013 Client February 2014 Updates...Office SP1!!

The Lync Team announced today on their blog that the Office SP1 update released is the February Lync...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 02/26/2014

Lync 2013 High Availability deep dive: Architecture

With the release of Lync 2013 the story of high availability has changed significantly. Since these...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 02/24/2014

Lync 2013 KHI and CQM Poster now available!

Key Health Indicators: The Foundation for Maintaining Healthy Lync Servers...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 02/12/2014

Lync 2013 Centralized Logging (CLS) - customizing scenarios

If you've had to troubleshoot server side issues in an OCS\Lync environment then you are...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 02/10/2014

Lync 2013 Persistent Chat HADR Deep Dive Pt. 2

In part 1 of this blog we discussed the architecture and design of Lync 2013 pChat HA\DR components....

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 01/27/2014

Lync Mobile Updates 5.3 (WP, iPhone, iPad) January 2014

What’s new in version 5.3 for Windows Phone: View shared PowerPoint presentation during a Lync...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 01/23/2014

Per-User Conference joins grouped by UriType SQL Query

I recently had a request from a customer to gather conference data group by individual user. They...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 01/17/2014

Feature Integration across Microsoft Office Server Products

I ran across this document a couple of weeks back that illustrates how Integration flows work within...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 01/13/2014

Lync 2010, 2013, and Phone Edition January 2014 Updates

Product Version Download Lync Server 2013 5.0.8308.577 2809243 Lync Server 2013 Resource Kit Tools...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 01/08/2014

Lync 2013 Persistent Chat HADR Deep Dive Pt. 1

As everyone knows by now, with the release of Lync Server 2013 we introduced much improved chat...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 12/20/2013

Lync 20102013 Client Security Patch MS13-096 Released

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-096 Vulnerability in Microsoft Graphics...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 12/10/2013

Lync 2013 WAC PowerPoint Sharing broken Windows 8.1IE11 (Resolved)

While recently working with a customer they brought this issue to my attention. The report was that...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 12/03/2013

Lync Monitoring Reports (Read-Only) Access

I was recently asked by a customer how they can provide different groups or departments read-only...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 12/02/2013

Lync 2013 UCCAPI Logging Configuration

Recently I've had some inquiries on changing different Lync logging options so I wanted to blog...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 11/18/2013

Lync 2013 Client Updates (November 2013) (15.0.4551.1005)

Update on functionality. Scroll down This update fixes the Presence status from Exchange not...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 11/10/2013

Lync 2013 mobile client iPhone 5S (IOS 7) Video Issue

*** 10/18/2013 Update: This has been resolved with the latest updates to the mobile client. *** I...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 10/10/2013

Series: Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013 Integration with AsteriskNOW PBX Pt. 3

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series we configured AsteriskNOW PBX and connected it to our Lync 2013...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 10/01/2013

Lync 2013 Client Office Customization Tool (OCT) Error

**Update - If you create your package and follow the instructions located under Add/Modify Shortcut...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 09/30/2013

Lync 2013 September Updates (15.0.4535.1002)

Lync 2013 September Updates We recently released the September updates for Office including the Lync...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 09/25/2013

Series: Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013 Integration with AsteriskNOW PBX Pt. 2

In Part 1 of this series I went through the process of setting up our AsteriskNOW PBX. Now in Part 2...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 09/12/2013

Series: Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013 Integration with AsteriskNOW PBX Pt. 1

Recently I have been involved in a couple of projects which required both Lync EV and Exchange UM....

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 08/21/2013

Finally on Twitter!! @rischwen

I have finally created a twitter account (https://twitter.com/rischwen) which is long overdue. I...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 08/17/2013

Exchange 2013: Store, FAST, and ESE Cache Demystified…Hopefully!

After getting great community response on my Exchange 2013 Mail flow Demystified blog I decided to...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 07/29/2013

Lync 2013 Client Auto Start Registry Key

I have had a couple inquires of how to set the Lync 2013 Client to start automatically when logging...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 06/20/2013

Lync 2013 WP8 Client Logs

I have received several inquiries from customers and engineers about how to get logs off Windows...

Author: Richard Schwendiman Date: 06/06/2013

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