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)
In part 1 of this blog we discussed the architecture and design of Lync 2013
pChat HA\DR components. Now we will discuss how this design behaves with
various failures within a Lync infrastructure. These different failure
scenarios are based off our Disaster Recovery diagram from part 1 (Figure 1).
We will cover the following failure scenarios:
Lync Front End Pool failure Complete Site Failure pChat Pool failure Site
Scenario 1A: Lync FE Pool failure (Figure 1)
Figure 1: EEPool1 fails in East Datacenter
In this scenario our Front End Pool (EEPool1) in the East Datacent... (more)
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.
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)
Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Lync 2013. This update
provides the latest fixes for Lync 2013. This update version is
To install this Lync 2013 update, make sure that the following updates are
UpdateDownload Link MSO (KB2727096)
Download the 32-bit MSO update package now.
Download the 64-bit MSO update package now.
Download the 32-bit MSORES update package now.
Download the 64-bit MSORES update package now.
Download the 32-bit IDCRL update pac... (more)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2881013 This update resolves the following
issue: 2962975 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2962975/ ) Lync 2013 starts
and prompts you for credentials when you join meeting without account that is
provisioned for Lync 2013
Additionally, this update also resolves the following issues:
Note To resolve the following issues, after you install update 2850074, you
must install the security update 2881013: 2881013
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2881013/ ) MS14-036: Description of the
security update for Microsoft... (more)