Lync Server 2013 Preview features and how to configure them

Now as the Lync Server 2013 preview is here the community is exploding with information on features and how to configure them. In this blog post I will try to collect the posts and information I come accross. Keep in mind that all of these posts are based on the preview version so the information may be subject to change.

Last updated: 20.08.12

The UCArchitechts podcast

Lync Server 2013 Preview Special Episode: http://www.theucarchitects.com/929

TechNet

Download Lync Server 2013 preview: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh973393.aspx
Documentation for IT-Pro: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/gg398616(v=ocs.15)
New Lync Server 2013 Features: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/gg425795(v=ocs.15)

Features explained

What’s New in Lync 2013 Client from the Product Group: http://blogs.technet.com/b/lync/archive/2012/08/03/what-s-new-in-lync-2013.aspx
What’s New in Lync Server 2013: http://ucken.blogspot.ca/2012/07/whats-new-in-lync-2013.html
Lync 2013 Client–First Look: http://scavali.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/lync-2013-clientfirst-look/
Video Interoperability in Lync 2013: http://blog.schertz.name/2012/07/video-interoperability-in-lync-2013/
Lync Server 2013 Preview – 5 Feature Changes Coming: http://lyncinsider.com/unified-communications/lync-server-2013-preview-5-feature-changes-coming/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=lync-server-2013-preview-5-feature-changes-coming
Lync Web App 2013 (LWA): http://www.lynclog.com/2012/07/lync-web-app-2013-lwa.html
Lync 2013 Web App now supports Audio & Video: http://www.proexchange.be/blogs/lync2013/archive/2012/07/31/lync-2013-web-app-now-supports-audio-amp-video.aspx
Lync 2013 Preview – Top 5 Features You May Miss: http://www.leedesmond.com/weblog/?p=809
Integrating Exchange 2013 Preview and Lync Server 2013 Preview: http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/23/integrating-exchange-2013-preview-and-lync-server-2013-preview.aspx
Why I love Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition and so will you!: http://voipnorm.blogspot.no/2012/07/why-i-love-lync-server-2013-standard.html
What are the 165 new #PowerShell Cmdlets in #Lync 2013 Preview?: http://lyncdup.com/2012/07/what-are-the-165-new-powershell-cmdlets-in-lync-2013-preview/
Lync 2013 Supports VDI through VDI Plugin: http://www.proexchange.be/blogs/lync2013/archive/2012/07/31/lync-2013-supports-vdi-through-vdi-plugin.aspx
Microsoft Lync 2013 Preview in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/31/microsoft-lync-2013-preview-in-a-virtual-desktop-infrastructure.aspx
Using Centralized Logging Service in Lync Server 2013 Preview: http://blogs.technet.com/b/jenstr/archive/2012/08/01/using-centralized-logging-service-in-lync-server-2013-preview.aspx
What’s in the Office 2013 Group Policy and Office Customization Tool Settings relating to #Lync: http://www.ultimate-communications.com/2012/08/whats-in-the-office-2013-group-policy-and-office-customization-tool-settings-relating-to-lync/
Understanding Lync 2013 Server Failover: http://blog.avtex.com/2012/07/26/understanding-lync-2013-server-failover/
Lync 2013 Preview Changes to the Lync Server Control Panel: http://www.proexchange.be/blogs/lync2013/archive/2012/08/08/lync-2013-preview-changes-to-the-lync-server-control-panel.aspx
#Lync 2013 What’s New #2: Lync 2013 and OneNote 2013 Integration: http://windowspbx.blogspot.no/2012/08/microsoft-lync-2013-and-onenote-2013.html

Configuration how to’s

Step by Step Installing Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition Front End on Windows 2012: http://windowspbx.blogspot.no/2012/07/step-by-step-installing-lync-server.html
Step by Step Installing Lync Server 2013 Monitoring Role Collocated on Standard
Edition Front End: http://windowspbx.blogspot.no/2012/07/aaa-donotpost-install-lync-standard.html
Step by Step Installing Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat Collocated on Standard Edition Front End: http://windowspbx.blogspot.no/2012/07/step-by-step-installing-lync-server_19.html
Lync Server 2013 Release Preview Persistent Chat with Enterprise Pool: http://www.shudnow.net/2012/07/17/lync-server-2013-release-preview-persistnt-chat-with-enterprise-pool-part-1/
Lync Server 2013 Preview–Install Persistent Chat collocated on a Standard Front-End Server: http://www.proexchange.be/blogs/lync2013/archive/2012/08/08/lync-server-2013-preview-install-persistent-chat-collocated-on-a-standard-front-end-server.aspx
Creating Persistent Chat Rooms as a Regular User: http://www.proexchange.be/blogs/lync2013/archive/2012/08/08/creating-persistent-chat-rooms-as-a-regular-user.aspx
Install Lync Server 2010/2013 Public Preview Side-by-side – Part 1 – Install the Lync 2013 System: http://www.pro-exchange.be/blogs/lync2013/archive/2012/07/16/installing-lync-2013-public-beta-step-by-step-screenshot-guide.aspx
Install Lync Server 2010/2013 Public Preview Side-by-side – Part 2 – Configure DNS + Office Pro Plus setup + Lync Client Overview: http://www.proexchange.be/blogs/lync2013/archive/2012/07/17/install-lync-server-2010-2013-public-preview-side-by-side-part-2-finish-install-and-use.aspx
Lync 2013 – XMPP Federation: http://www.lynclog.com/2012/07/lync-2013-xmpp-federation.html
Customizing Lync Online Meeting Invitations in Lync Server 2013: http://howdouc.blogspot.no/2012/08/customizing-lync-online-meeting.html
Installing Lync 2013 backend Database Server: SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012: http://lyncdup.com/2012/08/installing-lync-2013-backend-database-server-sql-server-2012-on-windows-server-2012/
Installing Lync 2013 Preview Enterprise Edition with Mirrored Database Backend (Part 1): http://lyncdup.com/2012/08/walkthrough-installing-lync-2013-preview-enterprise-edition-with-mirrored-database-backend-part-1/
Installing Lync 2013 Preview Enterprise Edition with Mirrored Database Backend (Part 2): http://lyncdup.com/2012/08/walkthrough-installing-lync-2013-preview-enterprise-edition-with-mirrored-database-backend-part-2/

Troubleshooting

Problem loading Conversation Window Extensions in Lync 2013: http://thoughtstuff.co.uk/2012/07/problem-loading-conversation-window-extensions-in-lync-2013/
Lync 2013 (Preview): “… is sharing content that requires Microsoft Lync 2010 …”: http://www.leedesmond.com/weblog/?p=813
Lync Sever 2013 Preview installation fails with error code 1620: http://www.proexchange.be/blogs/lync2013/archive/2012/08/04/lync-sever-2013-preview-installation-fails-with-error-code-1620.aspx
10 Tips for Installing the Lync 2013 Server Preview: http://blog.insidelync.com/2012/08/10-tips-for-installing-the-lync-2013-server-preview/

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