Lync 2010/2013 Script to find available numbers in a Lync deployment

LyncPSHaving worked on a couple of Enterprise Voice deployments since the launch of Lync Server 2013 I am still missing a feature that I honestly thought would be incorporated in to Lync by now. It is the ability to find unused available numbers in a given number range assigned to the Lync Server based on Unassigned Numbers. I even hoped it would be possible to assign a teluri to users through a drop down list in the Silverlight GUI since the information is available in the server. I hope this will be available in a future Cumulative Update.

This is almost how I wrote it back in january 2011 when I created the List-UnusedNumber.ps1 script. This is still true and I have therefore revitalized the old script and upgraded it and tested it on Lync 2013. The original script was also featured on the Lync PowerShell blog, which was a huge thing for me. Continue reading

ESTOS PhoneTools for Communicator works for Lync

ESTOS is a german company that is an independent software vendor for Unified Communications components. They have developed a small TAPI application that lets you dial any number using Communicator. I have used it for about a year for Communicator and it works great. I have now tested it for Lync and it still works great and is very easy to use. This is how it works:

  1. Highlight any phone number from the web, Outlook, IM session, wherever you can find a telephone number
  2. Press your chosen hotkey, by default it is F8
  3. Lync 2010 will call the chosen number

Untill now it has been a free tool, now you have a free trial for 45 days. One user licence is 29,00 €. I recommend you try it in your Enterprise Voice deployment. You can download it here