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Richard Schwendiman

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Announcing the release of Lync for Mac 14.0.9! Here are some of the issues addressed within 14.0.9 (Please read the release KB for more information): •             Substantial improvement in Desktop Sharing (~10x throughput improvement) •             Top few Watson crashes fixed •             Location Awareness (LIS server for location) implemented •             E-911 support implemented •             Ability to select video camera for calls (can change camera while in a call/meeting) •             Warn users that contact list can’t be edited for UCS contacts •             File transfer now works •             Audio stutter fix when using 44100 sampling rate devices •             Fix QOE blob so that QOE metrics are captured correctly at server •             Bridge ACP calls so that Lync for Mac meeting ex... (more)

Lync 2013 Centralized Logging (CLS) - customizing scenarios

If you've had to troubleshoot server side issues in an OCS\Lync environment then you are familiar with OCSLogger.exe tool. The OCSLogger tool is installed as part of the debugging tools which can be download from the Microsoft Download Center (link below). Although this is a great tool for collecting data it has one major downside "Lack of Centralization". So this means that when troubleshooting issues you would have to go to each OCS\Lync server, set your logging levels and flags, start logging, repro the issue, stop logging, and then analyze each log individually. This turned ... (more)

Lync 2013 iPad 2 iOS 7.1 Audio\Video Issue

The Lync 2013 for iPad client cannot place or receive audio or video calls when the client is hosted on iPad 2 devices that are running iOS 7.1. Microsoft is aware of this design issue and will address this problem in future builds of the Lync 2013 for iPad client. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2955745 ... (more)

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. 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 - thi... (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)