Lync 2013 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) Release – February 2013

Microsoft has released the Lync 2013 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1).  The naming conventions within “Lync” can be a little confusing.  This is a CLIENT update for Lync 2013. To enable these Lync 2013 updates, make sure both the Lyncloc and Msores packages are installed.  The MS release notes say that this requires a restart of […]

Office Visio Stencils – Office 365, Exchange 2013, Lync 2013 and SharePoint 2013

Apparently, I was enjoying my birthday too much to notice that Microsoft released the New Office Visio Stencils. This stencil contains more than 300 icons to help you create visual representations of Microsoft Office or Microsoft Office 365 deployments including Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Microsoft Lync Server 2013, and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. Continue Reading

Change Office 365 Password Expiration and Policy

In Office 365, the default password policy requires users to change their password every 90 days.  To some users this is a ridiculously short period of time, but to some administrators this is too long.  You can work it out between your users and your security team what the right time period is for password […]

Too popular for Lync-Maximum Followers Reached

In Lync 2010 and 2013, if you are too popular, when someone adds you to their contact list they will see the following message “Maximum Followers Reached”.  This topic is also covered in TechNet.  This can be an annoyance in very large companies or people who are too cool for their own good. 🙂 Continue […]

Office 365: Lync Online vs Lync On-Premise

One of my customers has been weighing the options of using Lync Online vs Lync On-Premise. There are a lot of questions about the feature sets available between the two offerings. The Microsoft Office 365 community has posted this chart for review. http://community.office365.com/en-us/w/lync/480.aspx The following matrix compares features across the delivery models for Lync Server […]

The 2012 Microsoft Product Roadmap

The star of last year’s product roadmap was Office 365. Microsoft this year looks likely to pivot from the public cloud to the private cloud, while also shipping staples like SQL Server and releasing major betas — and possibly final versions — of blockbusters including Windows 8 tablet, client and server, and Office 15. Continue […]