Skype for Business Upgrade 3

Skype for Business Upgrade
While the news around Skype for Business is still fairly new, more information regarding the new product is coming available. The most noticable at this point is the news that Skype For Business is not requiring any new hardware. So what does this mean? In-place-upgrade Skype For Business For the last editions (OCS to Lync, Lync 2010 ...

WebSearchOnly for the Lync Address Book 5

WebSearchOnly is an option that was introduced in Lync 2010 and is still available in Lync 2013. Although it is a great option, I’ve noticed it is not often used in Lync deployments. But why would you? To know the advantages of this option, first let’s look at what it does. What does WebSearchOnly do? WebSearchOnly is a value for ...

Lync 2013 Server – November 2014 Update

The Lync 2013 November 2014 update has been released for Lync 2013 Server. This update includes the following fixes: 3010032 :  Response group usage report displays incorrect amount of offered calls and answered calls in Lync Server 2013 3010046:  Update that improves the reliability, stability, and performance of Microsoft Lync Server 2013, Unified Communications Managed ...

Lync becomes Skype for Business

Lync becomes Skype for Business
Microsoft has announced that the new name for Lync will become Skype for Business. After the acquistion of Skype, this move is not totally unexpected as both products are focused on presence, IM and audio/video interactions. Skype for Business is expected to be released in the first half of 2015. More information on the name change can ...

Lync 2013 Database Support Update

On the 15th of August 2013, Microsoft released new database support options for Lync 2013. When Lync 2013 was released the only supported database fail over construction was achieved by using SQL mirroring. The statement from Microsoft for high-availability support for Lync 2013 now is: Lync Server 2013 supports the user of either SQL mirroring ...

Exchange 2013 TenantOrganizationConfig Office 365 switch 1

Exchange 2013 TenantOrganizationConfig Office 365 switch
So, you’re migrating to Exchange 2013 Hybrid and are currently using Exchange 2010 Hybrid. Then you’ll probably run against this error mentioning the TenantOrganizationConfig when running the schema prep: setup /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 1 Unattended Setup Copying Files... File copy complete. Setup will now collect additional information needed for ...

Exchange 2010 / 2013 – Couldn’t resolve the user or group 18

Exchange 2010 / 2013 - Couldn't resolve the user or group
When you’re upgrading Exchange 2010 to a higher Service Pack  or when installing Exchange 2013, you can find yourself getting the following error when the mailbox role is being installed. This can be during any of the Exchange 2010 Service Pack installations, so Exchange 2010 SP1, Exchange 2010 SP2, Exchange 2010 SP3 or during an ...

How to reclaim storage from “System Volume Information” 7

How to reclaim storage from
After diskspace on a Windows 2008 R2 server was decreasing, I noticed that the System Volume Information had a large amount of Gb and was still increasing in size. This command can also be used on other Windows operating systems like Windows Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2012. So what does the System Volume Information ...

Forward on Response Group to PSTN telephone number not working 2

Forward on Response Group to PSTN telephone number not working
I came across an issue regarding the forward on a Lync response group. There was a queue time-out enabled and set to “Forward to telephone number”. This field was filled with sip:+31301234567@domain.com (where domain.com was the SIP domain).  When a call came and hit the time-out, the call was forwarded to the number specified, but ...

Get the number of ActiveSync devices per user 4

Get the number of ActiveSync devices per user
Since Exchange 2010 SP1, the default maximum of ActiveSync devices per user is set to 10. Although this seems rather much for a single user, a user who has multiple phones, uses Windows 8 tiles, tablets etc. can reach this maximum pretty easily. ActiveSync Settings ActiveSync settings are applied through a throttling policy. These settings ...