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Microsoft Skype/Lync Federation change for new IP address October 2 2015

While most customers and partners will receive this information via their account teams, I am...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 09/22/2015

Skype for Business Services - PSTN!!!

Did you read Zig's post today -...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 07/01/2015

Prepending text in Excel cells

One of the behaviors I use over and over having projects in Project, SharePoint and Visual Studio...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 02/03/2015

OT: Managing Lync Projects with Project, SharePoint and VSTF

Having started with Live Communications Server 2003, I have seen every release we have including a...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 07/16/2014

Keep that AOL PIC communication channel: How to Establish Direct Federation with AIM

AOL and Yahoo had each reached an end of life statement with PIC, however AOL lives on with a direct...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 06/16/2014

Lync team blog and NextHop blog have moved

Update May 20 John Weber to the rescue - Next Hop in a box...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 05/15/2014

Missed Lync Conference 2014 this past February in Las Vegas?

Couldn't make the Lync Conference 2014 event and want to see all the great presentations? The...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 05/08/2014

Trend - converting IM to audio

It just dawned on me today that I've noticed a recent trend with Lync. While I start...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 05/05/2014

May 9 8pm SIPFED IP Address change

Update April 28 Here is the email sent internally to those of us registered as the Microsoft contact...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 04/18/2014

Surface Pro and Function (FN) key lock

Now that I figured this out, its a really cool feature but for the last week and half its been a...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 10/30/2013

End of week report? Great Outlook Search Folder solution

I was working with my peer Andre today on our weekly update on Lync Dedicated Voice projects. Lately...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 08/30/2013

Lync for Mac client version info for those preparing for Lync Server 2013 upgrades

We have just started the effort to upgrade our Lync Online Dedicated customer deployments to Lync...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 07/09/2013

6 years and finally a new #Lync Headset

When Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 was first released, I was a remote worker and part...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 05/28/2013

Important Lync for Mac 2011 update for meeting join issues

This week we see a really important update for companies using Lync for Mac 2011. A big thanks goes...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 04/18/2013

LUMT - Lync User Management Tool from Stefan Plizga

Are you an IT manager or a partner working with a company needing additional flexibility around user...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 02/12/2013

Lync for Mac 2011 Meeting Join Failure, update 14.0.4

February 6 Update: (Happy Birthday Sophia!) After writing this post, we posted the 14.0.4 update for...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 01/23/2013

OT: Mouse wheel Macro for Windows8

Thanks to my teammate Andre for sharing this great switching method using the wheel button on the...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 10/29/2012

NextHop post on Z-Hire tool for How to Automate the New Account Creation Process

We have a recent post for Lync Server 2010 on NextHop...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 09/10/2012

Lync 2013 Persistent Chat - Group Chat done right

I have worked with Group Chat for some time and it was always a love/hate affair. What the product...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 08/28/2012

How does Lync QOE determine the connection as a VPN?

October 19 update due to a follow up question from a peer This article speaks to a known issue under...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 06/21/2012

PowerShell script to export #Lync tbxml to Visio and Excel

Update June 28 - Want to see what happens when your personal blog recieves professional editing? See...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 06/19/2012

Certificate Authorities and PKI: It’s like the mafia

I visited Redmond at the end of March and while there we were discussing certificates and PKI. Nick...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 04/05/2012

OT: Outlook and Direct Access problems, try /resetnavpane switch

Last week I had a problem where Outlook would not connect to my Exchange server while I was remote...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 03/13/2012

Lync Mobility Documentation References

One of my peer PM's received a question from a Lync Online dedicated customer for end user mobility...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 02/03/2012

Lync for Mac reports the + as Character not valid in Phone tab

A customer asked me to test this behavior and sure enough when using the Phone tab, if you try to...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 01/31/2012

OT: Even a 4 year old can find a product bug

Look Dad, there’s three of you  Working from home means the kids come in the office at times...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 01/03/2012

Lync Online Dedicated, what does that mean?

Having been in my new role for just under two months I feel I have come to understand better what...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 12/19/2011

Ultimate Voice Promotion

I became aware of this promotion due to following Chris Norman on Twitter @VoipNorm where he tweeted...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 12/13/2011

Even Dilbert gets Lync!

Check out the December 9, 2011 Dilbert cartoon!  

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 12/12/2011

Little tidbit on the R2 IM Only and No Voice text in 2415902

There was a question today on the behavior with the update in...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 12/05/2011

Lync and OCS with PIC during December holiday season

PIC, the ability to IM between OCS/Lync with AOL, MSN/Hotmail/Live and Yahoo! is a great feature but...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 11/28/2011

New role with Lync Online Dedicated #lync_d

Just a quick professional update – I recently started a new role with Lync Online for our...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 11/09/2011

The Lync contact card shows me what time it is for you

This just proves that even being in the group that builds and owns the product you can still stumble...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 10/28/2011

Who is configured for OCS and Lync Federation?

While Microsoft maintains a list internally, we do not publish the company names that we federate...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 10/20/2011

Lync for Mac failing to sign in

October 21 - Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 client update released today This update addresses two...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 10/11/2011

Lync for Mac and possible password issue with special characters

We had a report among some of our internal users of sign-in failures. Based on the log with numerous...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 10/07/2011

How to present PPT from Lync for Mac

So you or a team member has a Mac and is using the Lync for Mac client and now they want to explore...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 10/05/2011

Tracking the devices that work with Lync for Mac 2011

The Lync for Mac 2011 client has RTM’ed and I am seeing tweets that it is now on the Volume License...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 09/20/2011

Lync Group Chat video for NASCAR use with Hendrick Motor Sports

There are times in a support engineer’s life when fortune smiles down on you. My colleague Terry...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 08/01/2011

Lync Voice Training so painful you appreciate it

I was fortunate to be in the local office on Monday to learn of an advanced voice training class for...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 07/28/2011

Office for Mac 2011 (Communicator) on MacOS 10.7 (Lion)

As noted in the comment (thank you) the update is here - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2587147...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 07/25/2011

OT: Enabling “Write” ability to a USB drive on Mac OS X 10.6

July 11 Edit – After doing the steps below and talking with a friend, it seems that this was not...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 07/09/2011

Migrating your Mediation Servers to Lync Failing

The following comes from a prior colleague of mine when we supported Windows Networking and LCS,...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 06/23/2011

Workaround to Broadcast a Story in Group Chat

A customer requested the ability to broadcast a story in the Group Chat client and that is not...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 06/06/2011

Lync 2010 Group Chat Stress in Adoption and Training Kit

Group Chat Stress has released as part new tools within the Adoption and Training Kit....

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 06/03/2011

OT: Quiet for a while, new baby!

We welcomed our 4th child Ethan (third son) to the family which means the blog and twitter accounts...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 04/14/2011

OT: Seth threw his lamb in the kitchen this morning

Happy Wednesday to you and your small children!   TomL

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 04/06/2011

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