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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 Recovery   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 Datacenter has a complete failure. In order for users to get reconnected to pChat1 we will need to failover our paired pool from the East Datacenter to the West Datacenter. This will allow EEPool2 to route pChat connections to our pChat pool. This scenario would have the same failover steps regardle... (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 P... (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 P... (more)

Sample Lync Persistent Chat Archive Report

After receiving multiple requests for a way to report on Lync Persistent Chat Archive Data (from the mgccomp Compliance database) I decided to create this sample report. One problem with querying for this data directly from the mgccomp database is that the Persistent Chat rooms aren't listed by name and the Messages are in RTF format. This sample report will take care of all the data conversion and put that data into a presentable report. Currently this sample report will only work against Lync 2013 Persistent Chat Archiving data in the mgcomp database.     Current Features ·   ... (more)

Lync 2013 Client "Show a picture from a website" option

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