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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 Client Office Customization Tool (OCT) Error

One of my customers recently came across a weird error message launching the Lync 2013 client. They sent me an email saying after we deployed the Lync 2013 client in our environment we started getting the message below. “The specified address is not recognized or does not exist. Please verify the address and try again. If you do not know the correct syntax for this address, contact your support team.” They stated that if they clicked OK the Lync client would login and the message wouldn’t appear until they logged in again. Through some information gathering and... (more)

Lync 2013 Client June Update and Security Updates (15.0.4623.1000)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2850074 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)

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)