The Lync Server 2013 Multitenant Hosting Pack Deployment Guide is now part of the Technet Library. This makes maintenance easier, so we will probably see some updates soon. Right now the hardware requirements are still based on Lync 2010, the correct information can be found here.
I have extended the M20337 (Enterprise Voice and Online Services with Microsoft Lync Server 2013) that I will be delivering for Global Knowledge (Belgium and Netherlands) to include the most recent voice additions to Lync such as Location Based Routing and Group Call Pickup. We will also cover Session Border Controller and Voice Gateway functionality, and how… Read More »
Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) has some excellent Lync resources. For example the Lync Right Start kit, part of the Lync accelerate framework. In the Lync Right Start Kit you will find: Lync business value assessment tool Unified Communications strategy workshop Lync technical briefing Network readiness workshop Lync pilot success kit Lync 2010 and Lync 2013 bandwidth calculator Lync… Read More »
It seems that the updated support statement for SQL has gone a bit unnoticed. At Lync RTM, only SQL Mirroring was supported for backend high availability, and SQL cluster was not. That has changed recently, now both SQL mirroring and cluster are supported. For the full statement: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398990.aspx
The interop site for Lync now also includes reverse proxy solutions. Currently it mentions two solutions, TMG and IIS Application Request Routing (ARR). TMG continues to be a great reverse proxy/firewall, and is still supported by Microsoft. IIS ARR can be an interesting solution for new deployments or as a replacement for TMG in situations where TMG… Read More »
Updated Snooper tool: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35453 Also updated, Lync Server 2013 Capacity Calculator http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36828 and Lync Server 2013 Planning Tool http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36823.
Allong with the release anouncement of the Lync Server 2013 Multitenant Hosting Pack, also known as Lync Hosting Pack v2 or LyncHPv2, Microsoft has published some interesting resources. Quite a read with 91 pages, but very worthwhile, the Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Multitenant Hosting Pack Deployment Guide explains what Lync HPv2 is, including what is… Read More »
Microsoft has released updates and downloads for Lync Server 2013. They are the excellent Planning Tool http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36823, the unmissable Resource Kit tools http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36821 and CU1 For Lync 2013 with some interesting added functionality http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36820. Also amongst the downloads are the client SDK http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36824 and the whiteboard archiving viewer http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36822.
A new, single url for all the remote connectivity analyzer tools. It allows for testing of Exchange, Lync & Office 365. A great improvement in the Lync version is the updated verification method. The code is a lot easier to read and it is now valid for 30 minutes. I also like to use these tools for pre and post… Read More »
Microsoft SIP Processing Language (MSPL) is a great way to extend the possibilities of Lync, and there are plenty of resources available to help you get started. I recently talked about MSPL during a training, and was asked to share the example I demoed. Originally it was used as a work around for the ringback issue as… Read More »