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Richard Schwendiman

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Recently I have been involved in a couple of projects which required both Lync EV and Exchange UM. In order to do some testing I needed to get some kind of PBX into my lab environment. After searching the internet I found a ton of information but not a single source that showed all the "correct" implementation steps. This is what I hope to provide in this series. I decided that it would probably be too much for a single blog so I am going to break it up into 3. This series will contain the following articles: Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013 Integration with AsteriskNOW PBX Pt. 1 - this will describe how to get AsteriskNOW configured with local PBX extensions. This will allow us to utilize softphones to call between PBX users. Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013 Integration with AsteriskNOW PBX Pt. 2 - next we need to tie our new PBX into the Lync 2013 infrastructure. This will i... (more)

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 into Windows. This can be done multiple ways depending on how many users you need to set this for. If you want the users to do this themselves they can just open the client and go to tools\options\personal and check the box for “Automatically start Lync when I log on to Windows”. This is the same for both Lync 2010 and the 2013 clients. Now let’s say you need to do this for 50,000 users. With both versions you could use a script or deployment product (SCCM) to c... (more)

Lync 2013 High Availability deep dive: Architecture

With the release of Lync 2013 the story of high availability has changed significantly. Since these changes contain some new technologies I think it would be best to break this article out into multiple parts. For this first part, we will discuss the Architecture and that will be followed by the end user experience. There is a lot to discuss so let's get started. Windows Fabric One of the major changes is how Lync provides highly available services with a pool. In Lync 2010 this responsibility was handled by Cluster Manager. With Lync 2013 we now leverage the Windows Fabric to p... (more)

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

I was recently working with a customer and they asked if I had heard anything about Lync 2013 mobility client video being garbled on iPhone 5s with IOS 7 (see below). At the time I hadn't but after some research found that other customers were experiencing the same issue. I wanted to confirm this was an issue with some of my customers and sure enough it happened on every iPhone 5s with IOS 7 and the Lync 2013 mobile client. This is known by Microsoft and has been escalated to our SEE's for further investigation. This seems to be speicifc to the iPhone 5s because I have tested iPh... (more)

Lync 2013 Mobile Client iPhone 5S (IOS 7) Video Issue

I was recently working with a customer and they asked if I had heard anything about Lync 2013 mobility client video being garbled on iPhone 5s with IOS 7 (see below). At the time I hadn't but after some research found that other customers were experiencing the same issue. I wanted to confirm this was an issue with some of my customers and sure enough it happened on every iPhone 5s with IOS 7 and the Lync 2013 mobile client. This is known by Microsoft and has been escalated to our SEE's for further investigation. This seems to be speicifc to the iPhone 5s because I have tested iPh... (more)