Microsoft rebrands Lync to Skype for Business in its 2015 release. I think it is a good opportunity to implement the technology right with the end user and processes in focus.
About Thoughts on UC YouTube series
I want to share my ideas on what I considers to be the defining elements to a successful UC rollout.The goal is to get people thinking by highlighting important topics in and around UC deployment and adoption phases.
- Clips from
- Skype – TED Virtual Choir Live
- Introducing Skype for Business
- Music from The Secession Music
License obtained from YouTube monetized license
The Lync 2013 Basic client just got epic with the October 2014 update it can do gallery view and recording. These where major features for not running the Basic client in production.
Gallery view and recording
If you are using advanced Enterprise Voice features like Response Groups, Manage Delegates, Call Pickup or Call Park then you need the full rich client that is part of Office 2013 Pro plus.
- If you deploy Lync from Lync Online from the Business SKU you wont get the Lync client because it includes Office 2013 Business.
- Basic is now feature rich enough to be a valid client for those types of users, since Lync Online does not have Enterprise Voice features.
- This also applies to those customers that have an Open License of the Office suite and needs to roll out Lync
- You can not combine Lync click to run provided by Office 365 with locally installed office from media
- This means you can easily combine Office 2010, if you for some reason need it, with a Lync 2013 client without needing the Office 2013 License
Lync 2013 Basic features
Taking a closer look at the Client comparison tables for Lync 2013 clients is seems like it is quite outdated.
Notable features the Lync Basic client now can do is
- Click to call (not new)
- Transfer Calls (not new)
- Manage call forwarding
- Client-side recording of audio, video, application sharing, desktop sharing, and uploaded content
- In conferences, tested ok
- Could not verify in peer to peer call
- Select preferred recording resolution
- Users can use the gallery view to see all users’ video instead of only the active speaker’s in a video conversation that has more than two people.
- Users can switch mode between gallery and speaker.
Call Forwarding setings
Download the clients
Remember to apply the October update
Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 (64 Bit)
Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 (32 Bit)
As an Information Worker I am passionate about productivity and finding techniques, equipment and devices that may make me more productive.
In this YouTube video I touch upon productivity from a personal perspective and business perspective
About Thoughts on UC YouTube series
I want to share mye ideas on what I considers to be the defining elements to a successful UC rollout.The goal is to get people thinking by hightlighting important topics in and around UC deployment and adoption phases.
“Productivity, Chance Favors the Connected Mind”
- The Pomodoro Technique and how I use it with Lync and PowerShell
- Happiness and Productivity, a study from the University of Warwick
- The state of Unified Communications 2014
- Lync knows: It’s all in Lync
- Aruba MOVE Easy and Secure BYOD
- Where Good ideas come from by Steven Johnson
- Reinvent Your Imagination by Secession Music
I am proud to announce that I am speaking at TechEd Europe 2014 in Barcelona! This is the third international talk I am doing this year and my previous talks where in Las Vegas at the Lync Conference 2014 and in Houston at TechEd North America.
This time I am talking about a very interesting topic around how to succeed with mobile devices and enterprise voice. As more and more organizations move to Lync and voice and adopting BYOD and mobile devices call quality may get a hit. I will talk about what you need to focus on and how to actually implement it. See you in one of Europe’s finest cities :)
Title: Five Best Practices to Consider When Deploying Microsoft Lync 2013 for Mobile Clients with Enterprise Voice
Url (public): http://teeu2014.eventpoint.com/topic/list?keyword=hansen
Url (login): http://teeu2014.eventpoint.com/topic/details/OFC-B344
Session Code: OFC-B344
Time Slot: Thursday, October 30. 5:00 PM-6:15 PM
Room: Hall 8.0 Room F7
Abstract: When deploying Lync Mobile with Enterprise Voice, users expect to be able to complete calls as expected, roam around the building as they do when using cellular roaming, and have pristine quality to their calls as they do from their wired computer. Anything below those expectations would be a letdown, a failure, and Lync is always to blame, right? This session touches upon five best practices to consider when you want to reach those expectations and have a successful Enterprise Voice rollout with mobile Lync users in mind.
HashTags: #Lync #LyncMobile #BYOD #Productivity #GenMobile #GoodTimes #QoS #SDN
Recently I had the honor to speak at TechEd North America in Houston. I had a blast doing the session and I really want to thank those who attended my session. Some of the comments I got after the session makes it apparent that managing Phone numbers in Lync is becoming a challenge lots of organizations need to have a strategy for.
During the session I concluded with the following
- Use the E.164 format for all numbers, even the phonenumber and mobilenumber attributes in AD
- Use extensions, not for short-dialing, but for authentication
- Excel does not scale one, two or three years in to the deployment, I show you the tools you can choose from
- Use PowerShell automation and add it to existing user management routines
- If you have a complex deployment, use third party tools that have more logic and statistics built-in
- If you have a multivendor environment, try out UniMax 2nd Nature that can manage other vendors as well
- All scripts and oneliners are available at http://lyncnumbers.net
View and download the video at Channel9
Here is some pictures from my experience