Lync 2013 Select Primary Device available to PC-to-PC enabled users

In Lync 2010 when enabling users for “Enterprise Voice” you would get the Audio Selection Menu which helped you select your primary device at any time. This was an important menu since it would let you know what was your active device at any given time and was a huge improvement over the Communicator 2007 R2 clients. Originally it was intended that this menu was going to be enabled for users enabled for “PC-to-PC only” as well, but it ended up being a bug that became a feature. Continue reading

Recommendation: Profiles for Lync v2 for Lync 2010 and 2013

A feature not present in the Lync client is the ability to sign in with different accounts. In the native Lync client you can only be signed in with only one identity and there is no easy way to switch identities. As a consultant I implement Lync for a lot of different customers and I need to sing in as them to test features. You probably experience that scenario if you are a Lync administrator as well, testing different settings for different types of users. For Lync 2010 there was a tool developed by Greig Continue reading

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications 2012

Is that time of the year again when Gartner releases their yearly analysis of the Unified Communications vendors and their offerings called Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications. The vendors evaluated must meet certain criteria which is a product portfolio that supports

  • voice and telephony
  • conferencing
  • messaging
  • presence and IM
  • support for different client platforms
  • support communications-enabled Applications

It is a tradition to comment on the Gartner UC MQ’s here at the msunified.net, and I have done so since 2009. See the previous articles here:

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 Continue reading