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Richard Schwendiman

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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 iPhone 4S, iPad 3, and iPhone 5 with IOS 7 and they all worked fine. Once a resolution is reached I will update this post.   ... (more)

Lync 2013 UCCAPI Logging Configuration

Recently I've had some inquiries on changing different Lync logging options so I wanted to blog about how this can be accomplished. First let me explain a little about different type of logs created by the Lync client. If you look under the default Lync 2013 Logging location (%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Lync\Tracing) you will see both .UCCAPI and .ETL logs (along with others). Both of these logs serve a specific purpose as it pertains to Lync. First the .ETL log will contain debugging level information that can only be opened by a Microsoft support engineer. These will... (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 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)