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Monthly Archives: January 2014

In my series of using Lync and Exchange better together, I’m showing how to integrate these two great products with each other.


Use Voicemail in Office 365

In part 2 we were setting up Lync to use voicemail in Exchange 2013 and that works great, but when I wrote that post, I realized that not all companies have an on premises Exchange but instead are using Exchange in Office 365.

So in this post we will have a look on how to integrate an onpremises Lync Server 2013 with Exchange Online, and place the voicemail in there. →']);" class="more-link">Continue reading

In my new series we started by looking at integrating Lync and Exchange so that we could use Chat and Presence in Outlook Web Access and get a more rich experience when these great products is used together.

Setup Voicemail

In this post we will have a look at the Voicemail capabilities in Exchange Unified Messaging and how to set it up.

I will be using Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013, but the process for using Exchange 2010 is almost the same.

As you might know, in Exchange 2013 the Unified Messaging role is installed on all servers as default whereas in Exchange 2010 it was a role you need to install, either separate or together with some of the other roles. →']);" class="more-link">Continue reading

If not, then it is time to talk to Lync and tell it what to do.

What I’m I talking about? The Lync Mobile 2013 client has been updated to version 5.3.1037.0 on Windows Phone edition, and now you can give the phone voice commands by holding down the Windows Logo.

Below is a screen dump of the commands it understand.

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This is my brand new series on how to use Lync and Exchange better together and get the riches experience with these great products together.

I will in this series show you how Lync and Exchange can integrate with each other, so you can get the full potential with the products.


Chat and Presence in OWA

Let us start by the basic and setup chat and presence in Outlook Web Access.

When I look in my OWA, I don’t have any presence status on my contacts:

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I have in the last couple of month’s two customers, who wanted almost as many sip domains as possible in Lync, besides the usual 2-3 sip domains I normally see.


This post is what I found and what I had setup up, at one of the customers.

I found these restrictions:

  • An internal SIP certificate has a limit of 4096 characters.
  • Globalsign (my public cert provider) has a limit of 100 SAN names.

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The Lync phone edition has also been updated here in January.


Lync Phone Edition for HP 4110 and HP 4120

Build: 7577.4420

The update contains these fixes:

Microsoft has released new updates to Lync Server 2010 and the Lync 2010 client.


Lync Server 2010

Build: 7577.225

There are no public information about this fix other than the standard “improves the reliability, stability, and performance of Lync Server 2010″ K

Get the update here


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Microsoft has released new updates to Lync Server 2013.


Lync Server 2013 CU4

Build: 8308.577

There is no reports yet if it contains any new features – perhaps they are saying them for Service Pack 1 which is expected soon.

But the update fixes these issues:

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As a continuation to my previous post (Use Location Service on Wifi in Lync), I will in this post tell you what is hot and what is not so hot when using location service on a wired network.


So as I my previous post a customer asked me to enable location service in Lync so that the colleagues could locate each other in there fine new building.

Before I started, I might have promised the customer that Location Service was the 8 wonder in world and it was SO cool – I knew only the theory – or most of it K

Back to the customer, which is located in Denmark, Europe – so we can’t use location service for cool stuff like E911 (it’s a wonder that the ambulance can find us J)

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Before Christmas, I had a customer, which want to use location service in Lync to display where the users is located within the building.

Because we are located in Denmark, and we don’t have Enhanced 911 or Enhanced 112 as it is called in Europe, the location information is only information to the colleagues.


You can define location service in different ways – by Wifi Access Points, By Switch, Switch port or by Subnets.

I will in this post only show how to define the locations on wifi – but with location service it’s also possible to assign polices which restrict the users bandwidth usage.

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