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URL Syntax to IM multiple people

The following is the result of a discussion on Twitter started by @twkisner The question was how to...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 04/05/2011

Lync Attendee Launch Failure

Scott Stubberfield, Microsoft Consultant and Microsoft Certified Master for OCS shared the following...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 03/03/2011

Support for Service Pack Updates in Lync and OCS

I was able to publish an article on the topic of support for Service Packs on the Next Hop blog. I...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 03/02/2011

Understanding that LWA is not the new CWA

With the release of Lync it is likely you have assumed that LWA means Lync Web Access just like CWA...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 02/28/2011

MVP Solution for LyncAddContacts

For those looking for contact management with Lync, we have a solution from Jeff Guillet of...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 02/25/2011

Upcoming Group Chat client/server support matrix

As customers were beginning to upgrade OCS 2007 R2 deployments with Lync, the question of support...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 02/09/2011

Changing Group Chat message and story size limits–unsupported table modification

Posts like this always give me concern because in the effort to be helpful I am providing...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 02/04/2011

Supportability Doc change: Edge Servers in Active Directory Domain

One of our customers in reading the documentation found they were likely to be blocked as the...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 02/03/2011

Localized Languages for Lync Server and Clients

I had to gather this information internally and have seen some recent questions in social forums...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 01/26/2011

Ducking? Music volume experience with incoming Lync call using Zune player

One of our MVP’s, Brian asked a question regarding the experience of volume when using the PC...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 01/14/2011

Mobility and Lync Server 2010

With the release of Lync Server 2010 a common request is around the mobility offerings. Unless...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 12/20/2010

Group Chat Client Logging

The R2 Group Chat client defaults to a very verbose logging level. While logging enabled as a...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 12/20/2010

Mac Meetings - Desktop Sharing and Join Experience

As a reminder, the Communicator for Mac 2011 client is for OCS 2007 R2 and provides a corresponding...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 12/16/2010

FYI–E911 for Lync Webinar

Because my blog is hosted by Microsoft I need to be clear and state that I am sharing the below...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 11/16/2010

OCS 2007 R2 Managing User Contact Lists via script

With the launch of Lync Server 2010 another blog was created for Lync PowerShell topics, however...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 11/16/2010

OCS 2007 R2, Lync Server 2010 and SQL server versions

At this time we do not support OCS 2007 R2 or Lync Server 2010 with databases on SQL 2008 R2. I am...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 11/10/2010

Group Chat Presence Polling (R2)

We are working on a new blog post for NextHop on monitoring an OCS 2007 R2 deployment with Group...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 11/08/2010

TechNet Wiki–R2 Firewall Port Settings

I suspect this will be some welcome news for people working with OCS 2007 R2 and Lync Server 2010,...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 11/01/2010

OT: Ground breaking for 2 women’s services organizations

My wife and have supported the Charlotte Rescue Mission, which provides drug and alcohol...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 10/21/2010

Group Chat Install With Visual C++ 2008 SP1

For those of you with Visual C++ 2008 SP1, you might encounter an issue installing Group Chat which...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 10/13/2010

Communicator for Mac 2011

Updated November 10 with more details on Mac Messenger 8.x for Hotmail. Updated November 7 with...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 10/07/2010

OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat–SIOPS?

Has the term SIOPs (Standard Input Output Panels) been mentioned in regards to Group Chat and you...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 09/24/2010

Addition to Phones and Devices for Communicator / Lync

With the OCS product there has been one vendor that we have heard a request to support more than any...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 09/23/2010

Lync 2010 Upload Presentation without interrupting active presenter

I joined an internal meeting today with multiple presenters and I was asked whether I had content to...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 09/20/2010

Upgrading Lync Server 2010 Release Candidate to RTM–No

Once we post the bits for a pre-release product like we did with the Release Candidate (RC) of ...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 09/16/2010

OT: Let Me Bing That For You

I found this neat resource today when I asked someone a question when they weren’t the right team...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 09/09/2010

Good example of needing to understand Windows Domain principles: AD Groups with Group Chat

There was an internal question about the ability to use Windows Active Directory Groups for securing...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 08/30/2010

Group Chat R2 Certificates–To add client auth or not?

A recent customer issue had the question asked of why a new certificate with Client Authentication...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 08/23/2010

Group Chat File upload issue

In testing Group Chat with an XP workstation for a customer, I found I could not upload a file...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 07/20/2010

Group Chat counters – Active Endpoints, Active Users and the difference

We are working on an effort to provide some guidance on monitoring the health of a Group Chat...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 06/25/2010

OCS 2007 R2 Capacity Planning - StressConfig and OU names

There was a customer topology which included the same OU name as shown in this simple example Edit -...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 06/09/2010

Adding new blog to follow - Premal

Premal Gandhi of our escalation team has started a blog which can be really valuable given he sees...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 06/08/2010

Group Chat CU5 – User Colors Sproc modification required

Update October 25, 2010 with SQL table information at the bottom of the post Did you deploy Group...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 05/11/2010

Hard to find DVT tool document

We had a question regarding the whereabouts of the OCS Deployment Validation Solution document. I...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 05/10/2010

OCS SE install? Management Studio Express

I saw an email this morning sharing notice of this solution. I have not used it because I install an...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 05/07/2010

Group Chat CU5 – Documentation updates pending

December 3, 2010 update: The content on Technet has not yet been updated but I raised an urgent...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 05/05/2010

OT: Canvas for OneNote

Yesterday I was reviewing the Office labs Productivity Future Vision video and in reviewing the site...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 05/04/2010

OT: Typhoon The Art of Thai Cuisine

I am in Redmond, WA attending the CS ‘14’ Airlift and for dinner Monday we went to Typhoon -...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 04/27/2010

Released Doc: Hardware Load Balancing with Office Communications Server 2007 R2

May 3 – The document has been pulled in order to address some last minute edits. I expect an update...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 04/21/2010

OT: 7zip, PAL and PocketMod

I enjoy following Scott Hanselman’s blog, he turned me on to PocketMod and a few months ago I tried...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 04/15/2010

OCS 2007 R2 Reporting – PowerView from Unify2, Inc.

I reached out to Unify2 a few weeks ago about their PowerView solution which they state provides “a...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 03/29/2010

Feedback around protecting OCS

Duplicating the post from http://communicationsserverteam.com/archive/2010/03/25/792.aspx  Our...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 03/25/2010

Communicator and Mac Messenger Video Protocol support – H.263

The question that was asked: How come Communicator works with the Polycom HDX solution but not Mac...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 03/18/2010

W14 work slows the blog posting

The cycle of product release has impacted my posting again as I am working with the next...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 03/09/2010

CoMo display issue on Samsung Omnia II

We had a customer report an issue to their local Microsoft Consultant when running Communicator...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 01/04/2010

Group Chat Database Sizing Tool (xls) released

A few weeks ago we released the Capacity Planning for Group Chat document and very quickly our MVP...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 12/15/2009

Microsoft Certified Masters – OCS

The updated list of Microsoft Certified Masters and Architects has been posted. If you are looking...

Author: Tom Laciano Date: 12/08/2009

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