A Month in #Exchange and #OCS: July 2011: Links and Downloads

#Exchange2010 #Exchange #Lync

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Office 365 Guides for professionals and small businesses
Step-by-step instructions for setting up and using a Plan P1 trial account for Office 365 from Microsoft Online Services.

Office 365 Developer Training Kit – June 2011 Update
Guidance that provides developers with advanced guidance on how to develop for Office 365 including SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online

Microsoft Exchange Online Standard
Microsoft® Exchange Online is a hosted enterprise messaging solution based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Exchange Online services include advanced e-mail features as well as calendaring, contact, and task management capabilities. This…

Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 Update Rollup 1 Tools
These free downloads make it easier for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Update Rollup 1 customers to use Group Policy for centralized management, provide optimized settings for various server roles, and diagnose and troubleshoot support issues.

Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone
Advertising SDK for developers who want to monetize their Windows Phone applications.

Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Help
This download contains a standalone version of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Help.

Exchange 2010 Tested Solutions: 32400 Mailboxes in Three Sites Running Hyper-V on Cisco Unified Compute System Blade Servers and EMC CLARiiON Storage
In the Exchange 2010 Tested Solutions white papers, Microsoft provides examples of well-designed, cost-effective Exchange 2010 solutions deployed on hardware offered by some of our server, storage, and network partners.

Microsoft Online Standard Service Descriptions
Microsoft Online Services provides enterprise-level hosted solutions for e-mail, collaboration, instant messaging and Web conferencing. Services are delivered from a highly reliable network of Microsoft data centers located strategically throughout the world that provides seamless connectivity to the Microsoft Online suite of services —enabling customers to use the latest productivity applications

Microsoft Online Services- Support and Service Management Service Description
This document has been moved. Please update your links and bookmarks with the new location, listed below.

Visio 2010 Add-in for Exchange Server 2007
This Microsoft Visio Add-In makes it easy for Exchange administrators to visualize, explore, and communicate complex…dramatically increase productivity. You can diagram a Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 site topology, including sites, servers…

Visio 2010 Add-in for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
This add-in helps you monitor and manage your IT network in a Visio diagram which you can share with others via their browser in Microsoft®SharePoint®2010.

VHD Test Drive – Lync Server 2010 VHD
This download comes as a pre-configured set of VHD’s. This download enables you to fully evaluate Microsoft Lync Server 2010.

Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer
The Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer reads an Active Directory configuration using LDAP, and then automatically generates a Visio diagram of your Active Directory and /or your Exchange Server topology. The diagramms may include domains, sites, servers, organizational units, DFS-R, administrative groups, routing groups and connectors and can be changed manually in Visio if needed.

Achieving Immutability with Exchange Online and Exchange Server 2010
With Exchange Server 2010 SP1 and Exchange Online, Microsoft enables organizations to immutably preserve mailbox items for discovery using an in-place archive.

How to Choose the Right Email Solution for your Business White Paper
This whitepaper discusses the various email solution factors to consider when deciding on your next email platform, as well as the top 10 factors that will matter to most businesses.

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Service Description
This download contains the Service Description for Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE).

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 968802
This download includes all available updates for Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 2549042
This download contains an update for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2.

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Hotfix KB 2549044
This download contains updates for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat.

Unified Communications Phones and Peripherals Datasheets
These datasheets list the phones and peripheral devices that are qualified to display the “Optimized for Microsoft Lync” logo.

Microsoft Lync 2010 IM and Presence Training
Learn how to optimize your IM and Presence experience with Microsoft Lync 2010.

Live Meeting-To-Lync Transition Resources
Resources included in this download package are designed to support your organization’s Live Meeting Service to Lync (Server or Online) transition planning. This download will be updated with additional resources as available.

Microsoft Lync Online IM and Presence Training
Learn how to optimize your Instant Messaging and Presence experience with Microsoft Lync Online.

Microsoft Lync Online Training
Learn about Microsoft Lync Online, and the helpful features to manage your communications effectively.

Group Chat Stress Tool for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 – Documentation
This download provides documentation about Group Chat Stress Tool and Group Chat Loaders for Microsoft Lync Server 2010.

Conversations Analyzer for Microsoft Lync 2010 Getting Started Guide
This download provides end-user documentation about the Conversations Analyzer application for Microsoft Lync 2010.

Information Dashboard Add-In for Microsoft Lync 2010 Getting Started Guide
This download provides end-user documentation about the Information Dashboard add-in for Microsoft Lync 2010.

Tabbed Conversations for Microsoft Lync 2010 Getting Started Guide
This download provides end-user documentation about Tabbed Conversations for Microsoft Lync 2010.

Unified Communications Phones and Peripherals Datasheets
These datasheets list the phones and peripheral devices that are qualified to display the “Optimized for Microsoft Lync” logo.

Conversation Translator Add-In for Microsoft Lync 2010 Getting Started Guide
This download provides end-user documentation about the Conversation Translator add-in for Microsoft Lync 2010.

Microsoft Lync Online Web App Training
Learn how to use Microsoft Lync Online Web App to join meetings, when you don’t have Lync installed.

Microsoft Lync Online Conferencing and Collaboration Training
Learn how to schedule, join, and manage online meetings with Microsoft Lync Online.

Microsoft Lync Online Voice and Video Training
Learn about Microsoft Lync Online voice and video features, and how to use the controls.

Introducing Microsoft Lync Online
This course covers an introduction to Microsoft Lync Online features and tools.

Microsoft Lync Online Attendee Training
Learn how to use Microsoft Lync Online Attendee to join meetings, when you don’t have Lync installed.

Tabbed Conversations for Microsoft Lync 2010
Tabbed Conversations is an application that provides a tabbed Lync 2010 conversation window to allow multiple instant messaging (IM) conversations in a single window.

Conversations Analyzer for Microsoft Lync 2010
Conversations Analyzer is an application that reviews your Microsoft Lync instant messaging (IM) conversation history and gives you scores for your use of trust-building language in day-to-day…

Conversation Translator Add-In for Microsoft Lync 2010
Conversation Translator provides a real-time language translation service for Lync instant messaging (IM) conversations. With Conversation Translator, both the sender and receiver can converse in their native language, and Conversation Translator handles the translation.

Information Dashboard Add-In for Microsoft Lync 2010
Information Dashboard helps you start a conversation with a remote contact by providing current information about the contact’s location. For example, if you are calling a co-worker or a client in Shanghai, China, you can open Information Dashboard and enter the location of Shanghai before making the call.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Stress Tool
Group Chat Stress is a tool that can be used to help verify your Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Group Chat hardware deployment. The Group Chat Stress package is made up of two applications…

Microsoft Lync 2010 Adoption and Training Kit: Lync Custom Intranet Site
This zipped file contains a sample intranet site for Microsoft Lync 2010.

Standard Response to Request for Information – Security and Privacy
This White Paper describes how Office 365 fulfills the security, compliance and risk management requirements as defined by the Cloud Security Alliance, Cloud Control Matrix.

Office 365 for professionals and small businesses Service Description
This document provides a detailed description of the features and functionality of Office 365 for professionals and small businesses (P1) service.

Microsoft Office 365 Guides for midsize business and enterprises
Microsoft Office 365 Guides for midsize business and enterprises

Security in Office 365 White Paper
This whitepaper provides an overview of the security practices and technology that support enterprise-grade security in Microsoft Office 365 for businesses of all sizes.

Office 365 White Paper: Guidance for Office Development in Office 365
This white paper explains the primary differences between developing Microsoft Office client solutions for Microsoft SharePoint Online in Office 365 and for the on-premises version of SharePoint 2010.

A Month in #Exchange and #OCS: May/June 2011: To Read

Exchange2010 #Lync

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124558.aspx

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http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/category/11153.aspx

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg490643(v=EXCHG.80).aspx

The following topics have recently been updated:

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb676082.aspx

Communications Server 2010
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff770144.aspx -and- http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/lync/default.aspx

Check out my previous blogs for Lync docs: http://flaphead.com/archive/2011/06/01/a-month-in-exchange-and-ocs-june-2011-news-linkz-and-downloads.aspx

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New means they appear in KB as Revision 1.0! (well apart from the ones that look interesting too) … I just can’t find a decent source for these anymore! ideas?
Exchange 2003: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_313.aspx
Exchange 2007: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_515.aspx
Exchange 2010: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_1282.aspx
Exchange 2010 Coexistence: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_1281.aspx
Forefront For Exchange: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_523.aspx
Communications Server 2007: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_557.aspx
Communicator 2007: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_558.aspx
Outlook 2007: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_506.aspx
Outlook 2010: http://kbalertz.com/technology_1543.aspx
Lync 2010: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_1859.aspx
Lync Server: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_1860.aspx
http://blogs.technet.com/b/hot/archive/tags/Messaging+Server/
http://blogs.technet.com/b/trm/archive/tags/unified+communications/

April 5, 2011

  • 955572 You cannot cache shared mail folders in Outlook 2007

April 10, 2011

  • 2534447 E-mail attachments are not visible to some recipients
  • 2534468 How to delete corrupted and hidden rules from a single mailbox in Outlook 2003
  • 2534494 The public subfolder that you add to your Favorites public folder does not appear in Outlook 2007 or in Outlook 2003
  • 2534496 The Visual Basic Editor may open without menus or toolbars in Outlook 2007 or in Outlook 2003
  • 2534459 You receive an “Insufficient Disk Space” error message when you install Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager or Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager
  • 2534460 You cannot hide or show the Business Contact Manager toolbar in Outlook 2007 or in Outlook 2003
  • 2522999 Description of the Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter update: April 12, 2011
  • 2534478 Error message when you try to import or to export files in Outlook: “Microsoft Outlook cannot start the required translator”
  • 2534479 How to troubleshoot Search Folders in Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007, and Outlook 2003
  • 2534504 How to send e-mail messages that remain in your Outbox in Outlook
  • 2534505 When you send an e-mail message from a shared mailbox in Outlook 2007, the sent message is not saved in the Sent Items folder of the shared mailbox
  • 2534514 How to configure Outlook to receive e-mail messages from an IMAP server
  • 2534448 After you configure one or more client-only message rules in Outlook, other message rules do not take effect
  • 2534469 You may receive an error message and Outlook does not start when you try to start Outlook on a computer that is running Windows XP
  • 2534513 How to find and run the Inbox Repair tool in Outlook

April 12, 2011

  • 2522981 Description of the Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter update: April 12, 2011

April 20, 2011

  • 972148 When you send an e-mail message from a shared mailbox in Outlook 2007, the sent message is not saved in the Sent Items folder of the shared mailbox

May 3, 2011

  • 2468058 Credentials prompt not shown with Outlook 2010 deployed as a RemoteApp

May 9, 2011
974498 What to do if the size of your Outlook data file increases over time and causes issues

May 10, 2011
2536411 Description of the Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter update: May 10, 2011

May 13, 2011

  • 2537249 You receive error messages when you turn on the logging feature in Office Communicator 2007 R2 after you install cumulative update KB 2291453
  • 2516293 Outlook 2010 stops responding when you try to open a RMS-protected email message that has a large attachment

May 20, 2011

  • 2555528 Unable to save Outlook email attachment to network share or external memory device
  • 2540106 Description of the Outlook 2010 hotfix package (Outlook-x-none.msp): May 2, 2011

May 25, 2011

  • 2482432 An external federated user who uses a proxy that has Digest authentication enabled cannot join a Live Meeting by using Office Live Meeting 2007
  • 2536682 “An error occurred while sending the e-mail invitation” error message when you click “by E-mail” in a Live Meeting 2007 client
    2536683 Description of the update package for the Windows-based Live Meeting 2007 client: May 2011
  • 2537295 The JAWS screen reader cannot read certain items in a Live Meeting when you use a Live Meeting 2007 client

May 26, 2011

  • 2497077 Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010 displays incorrect search results of a GAL in Exchange Server 2007 or in Exchange Server 2010

A Month in #Exchange and #OCS: May 2011: Events

Sorry it’s a bit late, but been maxed out

#Exchange2010 #Lync #MMMUG

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TechNet Webcast: Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Encryption Overview (Level 300)
Regardless of whether customers are on premises, in the cloud, or both, they all face challenges in email protection and how to distribute information. Learn how identity-based encryption is integrated into Microsoft Exchange Hosted Encryption and how businesses can use this service to easily send and receive ad hoc encrypted communication. This webcast provides a technical overview of the Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Encryption Service. We review its core components and functionality, including its prerequisites, product architecture, and capabilities. Learn about the components, and get tips for how to deliver successful Forefront Online Protection for Exchange demos.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032481195&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Business Insights Webcast: Building the Business Case for the Cloud (Level 100)
In this webcast, we focus on a process for building a business plan for cloud computing development and migration. The discussion will focus on how to calculate return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) in cloud computing, and will describe ideal workloads. Case studies will also be discussed and new cloud-enabled business models explored.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032484240&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

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TechNet Webcast: Introducing Office 365 to Your End Users (Level 100)
Are you planning on rolling out Microsoft Office 365 to your organization? You’re familiar with the back-end cloud benefits, but how does Office 365 affect your users? In this fast-paced 60-minute presentation, we discuss strategy to make sure that your business captures the productivity gains that are possible with Office 365. Topics include planning pre-rollout training, generating excitement among your users, easing the tension of deployment day, and providing ongoing resources.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032486368

Business Insights Webcast: Best of Microsoft Management Summit 2011: Virtualization, Management, and the Cloud (Level 100)
As the data center and the IT organization at large become increasingly complex, and especially as virtualization drives server sprawl, management becomes a critical component of an IT organization’s value proposition. Having a common management platform, such as the Microsoft System Center management platform, lets an IT organization streamline its management processes and resources, resulting in efficiency and effectiveness. This webcast highlights the various components of the System Center suite and demonstrates how a common management platform can propel your IT organization forward.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032483707

Business Insights Webcast: BPOS to Office 365 Transition (Part 1 of 2): New Features, Experiences and Requirements
Join us for both events in this series as Microsoft Office 365 delivers the power of cloud productivity to businesses of all sizes. Office 365 combines the familiar Microsoft Office suite with cloud-based versions of next-generation communications and collaboration services: Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Lync Online. Give your people new ways to collaborate on documents, the ability to work online or offline, and access to their documents, email, calendars from any device. This webcast details guidance for the transition from Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) to Office 365, the requirements for Office 365, and administrator tasks for getting your organization ready for Office 365.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032484649

TechNet Webcast: Information About Microsoft May Security Bulletins (Level 200) Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the May security bulletins. We intend to address your concerns in this webcast, therefore, most of the webcast is devoted to attendees asking questions about the bulletins and getting answers from Microsoft security experts.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032455072

TechNet Webcast: End User Tips and Tricks for Office 365: Focus on SharePoint Online (Level 100)
Are you wondering what Microsoft SharePoint Online is and how it impacts your organization? Are you curious about what role it can play in your employees’ productivity experience? Join us for a fast-paced 60-minute session that is designed to highlight the most exciting features of SharePoint Online. An instructor showcases a tip or a feature every few minutes, which provides you with a broad and real-world understanding of what the platform can do for your users. Topics include collaborating with team sites, simplifying document access through Microsoft Office Web Apps, coauthoring content by using Microsoft Office and SharePoint Online, automating business processes, and improving communication with Microsoft Lync Online integration.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032486370&CountryCode=US

Business Insights Webcast: Cloud Productivity Featuring Microsoft SharePoint Online (Level 100)
The capabilities of Microsoft SharePoint Online work together with Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 to help your company quickly respond to changing business needs. Using SharePoint Online and Office Professional Plus 2010, your people can share ideas and expertise, create custom solutions for specific needs, and find the right business information to make better decisions.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032479680&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: End User Tips and Tricks for Office 365: Exchange Online with Email (Level 100)
Are you wondering what Microsoft Exchange Online is and how it impacts your organization? Are you curious about what role it can play in your employees’ productivity experience? Join us for a fast-
paced 60-minute session that is designed to highlight the most exciting features of Exchange Online. An instructor showcases a tip or a feature every few minutes, which provides you with a broad and real-world understanding of what the platform can do for your users. Topics include organizing your inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2010, connecting with your contacts, accessing your email anywhere on any device, and keeping track of your day in Outlook 2010.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032486201&CountryCode=US

Business Insights Webcast: BPOS to Office 365 Transition (Part 2 of 2): Administration Steps and Experience (Level 100)
Join us for both events in this series as Microsoft Office 365 introduces new online services and capabilities, new user experiences, and new online platform capabilities. It also introduces new underlying server software into Microsoft Online Services data centers as well as other major new service and platform investments. The name may be new and includes new offerings, but you are subscribed to the same service, just significantly enhanced. In this webcast, we work through the changes in the administration of Office 365 from Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), client requirements and deployment options, and transition guidance from the IT perspective.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032484651&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: End User Tips and Tricks for Office 365: Get the Most out of Lync Online (Level 100)
Are you wondering what Microsoft Lync Online is and how it impacts your organization? Are you curious about what role it can play in your employees’ productivity experience? Join us for a fast-paced 60-minute session that is designed to highlight the most exciting features of Lync Online. An instructor showcases a tip or a feature every few minutes, which provides you with a broad and real-world understanding of what the platform can do for your users. Topics include viewing Lync Online presence in your applications, managing conversations, sharing your desktop with others, and hosting an online meeting.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032486202

Wednesday, May 18, 2011: TechNet Webcast: The Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Management Experience (Level 300)
Learn best practices for how to use the Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Administration Center. In this webcast, get tips and tricks from experts about key product capabilities and how to effectively manage Forefront Online Protection for Exchange.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032481085

Wednesday, May 18, 2011: TechNet Webcast: Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Routing Scenarios (Level 300)
This webcast takes a deep dive into the new capabilities of the next release of Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange. New customers that use the Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based application suite and Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) will be able to route mail through Forefront Online Protection for Exchange for filtering. All Forefront Online Protection for Exchange customers will be able to configure secure cross-premises hybrid mail-flow scenarios that can help them seamlessly move mail infrastructure to the cloud while maintaining existing investments and configuration. This webcast presents and demonstrates these scenarios and describes the underlying architecture.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032481081

Tuesday, May 24, 2011: TechNet Webcast: Forefront Online Protection for Exchange and Office 365 (Level 300)
Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange and Microsoft Office 365 are better together. See how the new features in Forefront Online Protection for Exchange 11.1 help Office 365 customers simplify the management experience through a single sign on (SSO). Also, learn how the new inbound and outbound advanced routing scenarios in Forefront Online Protection for Exchange help Office 365 customers optimize their email flow requirements.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032481083

A Month in #Exchange and #OCS May 2011: News, Linkz and Downloads

#Exchange2010 #Lync ..

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Microsoft Office Communications Server … In
Blog Posts & News from last month Microsoft Communications Server … In Blog Posts & News from last month
Lync … In Blog Posts & News from last month

Check out Google fast flip too .. for Exchange, OCS and Lync

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Let me know if this doesn’t work for you, but I have starred stuff in InstantPaper and my Favorites in Twitter.

http://www.instapaper.com/ (create a free account on it, you will be able to add “stared” items to a folder that include most of these, and will update when i do. My username on Instantpaper is FLAPHEAD)

http://twitter.com/flaphead/favorites

I have started to Star item in google reader, but need to workout how to share them. Once I have I’ll let you know

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Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1
Beginning in Exchange Server 2007 and Outlook 2007, CDO 1.2.1 will no longer be provided as a part of the install of the product. As a result, there is functionality missing that many applications depend upon. CDO 1.2.1 is a package providing access to Outlook-compatible objects through a COM-based API.

File Name ExchangeCdo.EXE
Version 6.5.8211.0
Date Published 4/27/2011

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2714320d-c997-4de1-986f-24f081725d36

Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Hotfix KB 2500447
This hotfix download for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat is described in the Knowledge Base article 2500447.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=e0d4b35a-81ca-4f6e-93f5-3aaf482c1399

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom CX500, Polycom CX600 and Polycom CX3000
Microsoft® Lync™ 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom® CX500, Polycom® CX600 and Polycom® CX3000 is the first generation of software designed specifically for the phones from Polycom to interoperate with Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=21553226-6268-47a7-9478-f0ec79342923

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom CX700 and LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540
Microsoft® Lync™ 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom® CX700 and LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540 is the next generation of software designed for the phones from Polycom and LG-Nortel to interoperate with Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9415abbc-b265-4373-acf0-da8f00451d20

Lync 2010 Attendee Hotfix KB 2500440 (User level install)
This hotfix download for Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee is described in the Knowledge Base article 2500440.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ef3101fa-f4ac-4a96-9aae-dfc5c6d0934d

Lync 2010 Attendant Hotfix KB 2496326
This hotfix download for Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant is described in the Knowledge Base article 2496326.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=e96bd908-87bb-4d8a-a2e4-f9f47cea045d

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Aastra 6721ip and Aastra 6725ip
Microsoft® Lync™ 2010 Phone Edition for Aastra 6721ip and Aastra 6725ip is the fi
rst generation of software designed specifically for the phones from Aastra to interoperate with Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2c7b4cd7-241d-4328-96fd-b8d8c21f4beb

Lync 2010 Group Chat Admin Tool Hotfix KB 2500445
This hotfix download for Microsoft Lync 2010 Group Chat Admin Tool is described in the Knowledge Base article 2500445.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=62c3942a-ee1e-4f9b-b347-e4cb3bff484b

Lync 2010 Group Chat Hotfix KB 2500446
This hotfix download for Microsoft Lync 2010 Group Chat is described in the Knowledge Base article 2500446.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=843d773b-5734-4843-ac8c-763712e7ff9e

Lync 2010 Attendee Hotfix KB 2500438 (Admin level install)
This hotfix download for Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee is described in the Knowledge Base article 2500438.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=084db99c-7bd7-4f4e-803b-85f24a3b5884

Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee – Admin Level Install
Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee is a conferencing client that allows users without Microsoft Lync 2010 installed, to participate in online meetings. A user with an administrator account on the computer can install Lync 2010 Attendee so that users of the computer can join Microsoft Lync Server 2010-hosted meetings.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=1772a5ad-9688-4861-8387-ec30411bf455

Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee – User Level Install
Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee is a conferencing client that allows users without Microsoft Lync 2010 installed, to participate in online meetings. If you are not an administrator on the computer but an administrator has allowed you to perform installations, you can install this application.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=68a3ca04-a058-4e47-98ea-9e9af7ebd6e3

Uninstalling Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Removing Server Roles
To maintain any system, you need to modify the deployment over time. An important part of maintenance is the retiring or decommissioning of existing components that you replace with different or newer components. “Uninstalling Lync Server 2010 and Removing Server Roles” includes procedures for removing server roles and decommissioning a deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=92df6195-d319-4d92-9020-bc38e8241e87

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Security Guide
The Security Guide provides guidelines for assessing and managing security risks to your Lync Server 2010 deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=1400504e-8b2e-4d75-b091-1bf9f7bbc46f

Lync 2010 Bandwidth Calculator
A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that calculates WAN bandwidth requirements for a Lync Server deployment based on administrator-specified user profiles and network information.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ef6b21c4-68a5-403c-bcae-bf5946eb3d43

Troubleshooting Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Clients: Help Desk Resource
This resource is for first-level help desk agents who support Microsoft Lync Server 2010 clients. Note: The .zip file contains both the print documentation and the Help file.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4222e61c-c199-47e0-b649-495b12d0b5e7

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of migrating and deploying Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Server and the related components that are required to let organizations set up searchable, topic-based chat rooms that persist over time, allowing geographically distributed teams to better collaborate with one another while preserving organizational knowledge.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=cd79d0a0-b7fb-4ed1-83e8-61acf5a69f78

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Archiving Deployment Guide
The purpose of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Archiving Deployment Guide is to guide you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Archiving Server and the related components that are required to support archiving of instant messaging and web conferencing (meeting) content.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ff9f1066-c92c-4e74-9639-2f09f0bfaae9

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Client and Device Deployment Guide
This download guides you through the process of deploying client software and devices for Lync 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=39d317af-3b6e-43cd-a53c-a0ef561e3355

Microsoft Lync Server 2010: Using Monitoring Server Reports
This document describes the how to use Monitoring Server Reports in a Lync Server 2010 deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=79dce533-7d00-4418-a5f2-08f2383f1953

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Active Directory Guide
This document guides you through the process of preparing Active Directory for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and includes the Active Directory schema reference.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=513c46db-adc3-4d62-8acc-5f0ee27f1f9c

Microsoft Lync Server 2010: Deploying Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition by Using the Planning Tool
This document describes the how to deploy Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition by using the Planning Tool.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0c7a5c46-a106-4e22-b4d2-571642e96b98

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Remote Call Control Deployment Guide
This document describes the how to deploy remote call control in a Lync Server 2010 deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7dbd04fb-4235-4732-b29f-a742b9
60535c

Deploying Lync Server 2010 in a Multiple Forest Environment
This document explains how to deploy Lync Server 2010 in a multiple forest environment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=fc2efa36-d1f3-4392-8b3f-7101349b7ca1

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Server.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=8ad1bdf1-c43a-4dd4-af07-52027a4bcaeb

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Planning Guide
The planning phase is the time in which you decide what Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software features to deploy, and how to deploy them. The Planning Guide chapters describe how to plan for a successful Lync Server 2010 deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2da9fa26-e032-4dcf-b487-da916ddc508f

Client Virtualization in Microsoft Lync 2010
This document outlines a series of best practice recommendations for running Lync 2010 in a virtualized environment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=f865e66d-1163-46ef-ba9c-d585376dfbae

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Device Management and Troubleshooting Guide
The purpose of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Device Management and Troubleshooting Guide is to provide guidance on how to manage and update devices. It is also intended to answer frequently asked questions. This document identifies supported topologies, configurations, and scenarios described in detail in the Lync Server device deployment and planning documentation.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ca28982c-fb5c-4b79-b197-a3e25eb72323

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Documentation Help File
This download contains a compiled help file (chm) of all the available Lync Server 2010 IT professional documentation on the Technical Library.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9720c3f1-ddd4-426b-b98a-f1205561ce00

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Supportability Guide
This guide provides a central, high-level reference for supported server topologies and configurations and supported client configurations. It is also intended to answer frequently asked questions. This document identifies supported topologies, configurations, and scenarios described in detail in the Lync Server deployment and planning documentation.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=73d7e282-bc2d-4c10-82f2-838d9c0332d6

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition and configuring dial-in conferencing for Lync Server 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4cf4bed4-2f76-4b99-adcb-60653521cc70

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Edge Server Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 edge servers and Directors.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=85c62b26-e509-435e-811f-71c8c89dca83

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Voice Deployment Guide
This download contains two documents: Deploying Enterprise Voice at Central sites and Deploying Branch Sites
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=af7cced8-e110-434e-97de-300b8a064e16

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Getting Started Guide
Descriptions of new features in Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Both server features and client features are included.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=e33765bc-9c5d-49b2-bb4f-ec8d42ccc1c7

Migrating from Office Communications Server 2007 to Lync Server 2010
This document provides guidance from migration from Office Communications Server 2007 to Microsoft Lync Server 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ffc27548-1bc5-45ac-98aa-48f0dbd25827

Migrating from Office Communications Server 2007 R2 to Lync Server 2010
This document provides guidance from migration from Office Communications Server 2007 R2 to Microsoft Lync Server 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=cae132e3-84ab-4110-885c-5bab0e64657e

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition and configuring dial-in conferencing.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=787d6b9f-cbb3-4d6d-b292-34fe43e9afc3

Enabling Quality of Service with Microsoft Lync Server 2010
If your Windows Server network supports Quality of Service (QoS) management, you can take advantage of this functionality to optimize media traffic in your Microsoft Lync Server 2010 deployment. This guide shows you how.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=1d27de6c-a21a-498c-9cda-7eb5aae42f23

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide
This document contains procedures and guidance for administering a Lync Server 2010 deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7141b219-5336-40e0-9529-83a6d53a3727

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Web Scheduler
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Web Scheduler provides a Web-based online Lync meeting scheduling and management experience for Lync Server 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=b7d8f948-fa64-4c51-8b54-2223954d1fa4

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Capacity Calculator
A spreadsheet for calculating a user’s hardware requirements based on information about users and traffic.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=6e8342a7-3238-4f37-9f95-7b056525dc1a

Office 365 Developer Training Kit
Guidance that provides developers with advanced guidance on how to develop for Office 365 including SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=e731bf34-ff5c-444e-9ad8-962d804b4d6a

Lync Server 2010 Hotfix KB 2493736
This hotfix download for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 is described in the Knowledge Base article 2493736.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=796480cd-daf4-4463-b418-7391cc46a5e1

Lync 2010 Hotfix KB 2540951 (32 bit)
This hotfix download for Microsoft Lync 2010 is described in the Knowledge Base article 2540951.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=f27546af-c390-4ee8-a55e-fd56848c2394

Lync 2010 Hotfix KB 2540951 (64 bit)
This hotfix download for Microsoft Lync 2010 is described in the Knowledge Base article 2540951.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0fd94d10-fe84-4c84-a387-91afe24fb5b8

Unified Communications Phones and Peripherals Datasheets
These datasheets list the phones and peripheral devices that are qualified to display the “Optimized for Microsoft Lync” logo.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=74bd3ec0-c7dc-4111-a9b7-a9afbdc86aa9

Microsoft Lync 2010 Training
Learn about Microsoft Lync 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=e9310f75-5025-4462-b42e-a6cf5cb34fe4

Integrating Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Avaya Communications Manager S8300
If you want to integrate an Avaya S8300 Communications Manager with Microsoft Lync Server 2010, you need to establish a Direct SIP connection between the two. This document provides a step-by-step guide for configuring Avaya Communications Manager S8300 with Lync Server 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=d8c63817-d860-4356-83ca-1647a6ee145b

A Month in #Exchange and #OCS: April 2011: Events

#Exchange2010 #Lync #MMMUG

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I missed these:
Learn the basics of Windows PowerShell from the world famous Microsoft Scripting Guy. Begin by working with processes, services, and event logs. Move on to sorting, grouping, and formatting output. Then, learn how to work with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) information to retrieve essential information. Next, learn how to work with Windows PowerShell to retrieve information from remote computers. Finally, learn the basics of converting Windows PowerShell commands into scripts.

TechNet Webcast: PowerShell: Learn It Now before It’s an Emergency (Part 1 of 5) (Level 200)
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032481531&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: PowerShell: Learn It Now before It’s an Emergency (Part 2 of 5) (Level 200)
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032481543&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: PowerShell Week: Learn it now before it is an emergency (Part 3 of 5) (Level 200)
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032481549&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: PowerShell Week: Learn it now before it is an emergency (Part 4 of 5) (Level 200)
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032481553&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: PowerShell: Learn It Now before It’s an Emergency (Part 5 of 5) (Level 200)
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032481555&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

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Thursday, April 07, 2011 – Microsoft Technology Roadmap Live Simulcast
Hear Microsoft’s technology vision of how you as leaders can help save costs, spur innovation, and drive growth in your business. As a valued customer, join us online for the Microsoft Technology Roadmap Event live from Bellevue, WA where you’ll learn about what’s new coming from Microsoft before you can hear it from anyone else and what it means for your business.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032476625

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 – TechNet Webcast: Information About Microsoft April Security Bulletins (Level 200)
Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the April security bulletins. We intend to address your concerns in this webcast, therefore, most of the webcast is devoted to attendees asking questions about the bulletins and getting answers from Microsoft security experts.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032455069

Thursday, April 14, 2011 – TechNet Webcast: Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Encryption Overview (Level 300)
Regardless of whether customers are on premises, in the cloud, or both, they all face challenges in email protection and how to distribute information. Learn how identity-based encryption is integrated into Microsoft Exchange Hosted Encryption and how businesses can use this service to easily send and receive ad hoc encrypted communication. This webcast provides a technical overview of the Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Encryption Service. We review its core components and functionality, including its prerequisites, product architecture, and capabilities. Learn about the components, and get tips for how to deliver successful Forefront Online Protection for Exchange demos.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032481194

A Month in #Exchange and #OCS: April 2011: News, Linkz and Downloads

#Exchange2010 #Exchange #Lync .. Damm, March already!

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* Microsoft Exchange … In Blog Posts & News from last month
Microsoft Office Communications Server … In
Blog Posts & News from last month Microsoft Communications Server … In Blog Posts & News from last month
Lync … In Blog Posts & News from last month

Check out Google fast flip too .. for Exchange, OCS and Lync

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Let me know if this doesn’t work for you, but I have starred stuff in InstantPaper and my Favorites in Twitter.

http://www.instapaper.com/ (create a free account on it, you will be able to add “stared” items to a folder that include most of these, and will update when i do. My username on Instantpaper is FLAPHEAD)

http://twitter.com/flaphead/favorites

I have started to Star item in google reader, but need to workout how to share them. Once I have I’ll let you know

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Hey Exchange Team … You could learn a thing or from the Lync team in regrard to documentation publishing

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Outlook 2010 Standards Documentation
The Exchange Server 2010 and Outlook 2010 Standards Documents describe Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Outlook 2010 support for industry messaging standards and Requests for Comments (RFCs) related to iCalendar, IMAP4, and POP3.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=6fa94dc9-d4b6-402b-8c22-8a52acea2284

Exchange Server Protocols Documentation
The Microsoft Exchange Server Protocols documentation provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols (including extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols) used by Microsoft Exchange Server to communicate with other Microsoft products.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=a9aae935-ad23-4117-a3d9-9ed6093d6d7f

Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation
The Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a

Lync Server 2010, Stress and Performance Tool
The Lync Server 2010 Stress and Performance Tools (LSS) can be used to prepare, define and validate performance targets of user scenarios offered by on-premise Lync Server 2010 deployment. LSS includes multiple modules and can simulate simultaneous users on one or more Lync Servers. More detailed information can be found in the documentation provided within the installation package.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=94b5f191-6d80-4dec-94c2-fca57995f8b7

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Capacity Calculator
A spreadsheet for calculating a user’s hardware requirements based on information about users and traffic.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=6e8342a7-3238-4f37-9f95-7b056525dc1a

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Supportability Guide
This guide provides a central, high-level reference for supported server topologies and configurations and supported client configurations. It is also intended to answer frequently asked questions. This document identifies supported topologies, configurations, and scenarios described in detail in the Lync Server deployment and planning documentation.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=73d7e282-bc2d-4c10-82f2-838d9c0332d6

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Edge Server Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 edge servers and Directors.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=85c62b26-e509-435e-811f-71c8c89dca83

Migrating from Office Communications Server 2007 to Lync Server 2010
This document provides guidance from migration from Office Communications Server 2007 to Microsoft Lync Server 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ffc27548-1bc5-45ac-98aa-48f0dbd25827

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Archiving Deployment Guide
The purpose of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Archiving Deployment Guide is to guide you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Archiving Server and the related components that are required to support archiving of instant messaging and web conferencing (meeting) content.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ff9f1066-c92c-4e74-9639-2f09f0bfaae9

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Server.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=8ad1bdf1-c43a-4dd4-af07-52027a4bcaeb

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of migrating and deploying Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Server and the related components that are required to let organizations set up searchable, topic-based chat rooms that persist over time, allowing geographically distributed teams to better collaborate with one another while preserving organizational knowledge.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=cd79d0a0-b7fb-4ed1-83e8-61acf5a69f78

Migrating from Office Communications Server 2007 R2 to Lync Server 2010
This document provides guidance from migration from Office Communications Server 2007 R2 to Microsoft Lync Server 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=cae132e3-84ab-4110-885c-5bab0e64657e

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Planning Guide
This document contains information for planning a deployment of Lync Server 2010 and Lync clients.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2da9fa26-e032-4dcf-b487-da916ddc508f

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Device Management and Troubleshooting Guide
The purpose of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Device Management and Troubleshooting Guide is to provide guidance on how to manage and update devices. It is also intended to answer frequently asked questions. This document identifies supported topologies, configurations, and scenarios described in detail in the Lync Server device deployment and planning documentation.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ca28982c-fb5c-4b79-b197-a3e25eb72323

Enabling Quality of Service with Microsoft Lync Server 2010
If your Windows Server network supports Quality of Service (QoS) management, you can take advantage of this functionality to optimize media traffic in your Microsoft Lync Server 2010 deployment. This guide shows you how.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=1d27de6c-a21a-498c-9cda-7eb5aae42f23

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Client and Device Deployment Guide
This download guides you through the process of deploying client software and devices for Lync 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=39d317af-3b6e-43cd-a53c-a0ef561e3355

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Administration Guide
This document guides you through the process of administering Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Server and the related components that are required to let organizations set up searchable, topic-based chat rooms that persist over time, allowing geographically distributed teams to better collaborate with one another while preserving organizational knowledge.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7af3e109-38ec-4f04-bf2f-3d35b6454a77

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Voice Deployment Guide
This download contains two documents: Deploying Enterprise Voice at Central sites and Deploying Branch Sites
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=af7cced8-e110-434e-97de-300b8a064e16

Microsoft Lync Server 2010: Deploying Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition by Using the Planning Tool
This document describes the how to deploy Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition by using the Planning Tool.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0c7a5c46-a106-4e22-b4d2-571642e96b98

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition and configuring dial-in conferencing for Lync Server 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4cf4bed4-2f76-4b99-adcb-60653521cc70

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition and configuring dial-in conferencing.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=787d6b9f-cbb3-4d6d-b292-34fe43e9afc3

Deploying Lync Server 2010 in a Multiple Forest Environment
This document explains how to deploy Lync Server 2010 in a multiple forest environment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=fc2efa36-d1f3-4392-8b3f-7101349b7ca1

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Active Directory Guide
This document guides you through the process of preparing Active Directory for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and includes the Active Directory schema reference.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=513c46db-adc3-4d62-8acc-5f0ee27f1f9c

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Documentation Help File
This download contains a compiled help file (chm) of all the available Lync Server 2010 IT professional documentation on the Technical Library.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9720c3f1-ddd4-426b-b98a-f1205561ce00

Microsoft Lync 2010 Localization Release Notes
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=36c41557-66c7-47df-a260-32f0fc0272cc

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Edge Server Reference Architecture Diagrams
The Lync_Server_2010_Edge_Server_ReferenceArch_Diagrams.zip file contains diagrams for the Single Consolidated Edge, Scaled Consolidated Edge (DNS Load Balanced), and Scaled Consolidated Edge (Hardware Load Balanced) topologies. You must have Microsoft Visio installed to view these files.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=5e951393-3838-42b3-ab1e-8a37d5d59ed5

Unified Communications Phones and Peripherals Datasheets
These datasheets list the phones and peripheral devices that are qualified to display the “Optimized for Microsoft Lync” logo.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=74bd3ec0-c7dc-4111-a9b7-a9afbdc86aa9

IM an Expert for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Documentation
This download provides documentation for the IM an Expert for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 service
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=8e4546aa-9b24-435d-9043-a2181b4e6d06

IM an Expert for Microsoft Lync Server 2010
IM an Expert is an instant messaging question and answer service that you can set up within your organization. With the IM an Expert service, you can use Microsoft Lync or the IM an Expert Welcome page to submit a question to the service. The IM an Expert service will locate an expert for you within your company and initiate an IM session between you and the expert who can answer your question.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=01fd2b2b-d780-4d6f-8e1e-54b2ad718f2b

Microsoft Lync 2010 SDK
The Lync 2010 SDK is the client-side API set that enables the integration and extension of Lync experiences.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=d98f0bf7-c82c-47f5-9f73-be3edbf30438

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Response Group Application
This download contains the Response Group Application chapter of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book. This book is currently being developed. Chapters will be available for download while this book is being completed. This chapter takes a deep dive into the Response Group application.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=6bd19192-ed55-4e72-bade-38a73647d9a4

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit
The Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit is the technical reference for the product. This book extends the product planning, deploying, and managing documentation in the Lync Technical Library. This book serves as a companion to the product documentation to learn how the product works under the hood.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=8c64a1e1-f0b3-479c-a265-e480875c61d8

** All the Lync docs are up on my SkyDrive: http://cid-7e65f405c984b33f.office.live.com/browse.aspx/Microsoft%20Lync%20Server%202010

A Month in #Exchange and #OCS: March 2011: To Read

#Exchange2010 #Lync

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124558.aspx

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* Documentation Updates
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/category/11153.aspx

New High Availability Feature Article and Updated Support Guidance for Exchange 2010
A database availability group (DAG), together with mailbox database copies, can provide automatic recovery from a variety of server, storage, network, and other hardware failures. A DAG can also provide a site resilience solution so that you can perform a datacenter switchover in the event of a site-level disaster. But even a comprehensive, intelligent, and robust solution such as a DAG can’t protect you from all possible disasters, including disasters that affect an entire DAG. For example, consider a two-member DAG deployed in a single datacenter. If the datacenter experiences a flood, fire, or other cataclysmic event that destroys the DAG, the entire DAG will need to be rebuilt from scratch.  How do you do that?
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2011/02/25/458322.aspx

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* Exchange 2007 Documentation Updates
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg490643(v=EXCHG.80).aspx

Updated Content

The following topics have recently been updated:

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* Office Communication Server Documentation Updates
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb676082.aspx

Communications Server 2010
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff770144.aspx -and- http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/lync/default.aspx

Check out my previous blogs for Lync docs: http://flaphead.dns2go.com/archive/2011/03/06/a-month-in-exchange-and-ocs-march-2011-news-linkz-and-downloads.aspx

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* New KBs from Last Month
New means they appear in KB as Revision 1.0! (well apart from the ones that look interesting too) … very quite KB month
Exchange 2003: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_313.aspx
Exchange 2007: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_515.aspx
Exchange 2010: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_1282.aspx
Exchange 2010 Coexistence: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_1281.aspx
Forefront For Exchange: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_523.aspx
Communications Server 2007: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_557.aspx
Communicator 2007: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_558.aspx
Outlook 2007: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_506.aspx
Outlook 2010: http://kbalertz.com/technology_1543.aspx
Lync 2010: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_1859.aspx
Lync Server: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_1860.aspx
http://blogs.technet.com/b/hot/archive/tags/Messaging+Server/

It is actually getting really hard to find out new KBs.  Wish Microsoft would make it easier (Like BlackBerry/RIM do!) .. any suggestions?

979611 Description of Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010: February 18, 2010
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979611

2508148 Description of Hotfix Rollup 4 for Forefront Security for Exchange Service Pack 2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2508148

Microsoft Professional Advisory Services
2274305 Configuring Exchange Server 2010 DAG
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2274305

982907 Configuring Exchange Server 2010 Client Access Features for Remote Access
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982907/EN-US

A Month in #Exchange and #OCS: March 2011: Events

#Exchange2010 #Lync #MMMUG

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TechNet Webcast: Information About Microsoft February Security Bulletins (Level 200)
Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the February security bulletins. We intend to address your concerns in this webcast, therefore, most of the webcast is devoted to attendees asking questions about the bulletins and getting answers from Microsoft security experts.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032455048&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: Troubleshooting Common BlackBerry Issues (Level 200)
This presentation covers troubleshooting guidance for customers who experience issues activating, managing, and decommissioning BlackBerry users in Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard (BPOS) Suite.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032476207&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Business Insights Webcast: Simplifying User Provisioning and Access to Microsoft Office 365 (Level 100)
To manage identities and provide cloud services such as Microsoft Office 365, you must have sound management of identities and access on-premises. Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 can help you manage those identities and access, both on-premises and in the cloud, to allow for a more successful Office 365 deployment. This webcast provides a high level introduction to identity and access management and its role in cloud services. It covers the critical role of a sound strategy on premises to allow for a successful cloud deployment, a customer case study, and common deployment scenarios of Forefront Identity Manager as it relates to Office 365 and other online services
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032475769&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Microsoft Lync Unified Communications Overview & Demo Featuring Microsoft IT
Learn how Microsoft is saving more than $215 million annually— Increasing employee productivity, and replacing its PBX infrastructure with Microsoft Lync
 
Success in today’s business world hinges on collaboration —whether it’s with other employees, clients, partners, or vendors. Now there’s a way for your organization to transform every communication into an interaction that is more collaborative, engaging, and accessible from anywhere.
 
Learn how the streamlined communications performance you’ve come to rely on with Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 has just gotten better.  Improve collaboration, facilitate easier management, and lower the cost of ownership of your communications systems.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032475708&EventCategory=3&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Business Insights Webcast: Empower Exchange Server 2010 with Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (Level 100)
The client functionality of Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010, including user provisioning, deprovisioning, group management, and password reset, can add efficiency and can allow for immediate cost savings in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 deployments. Truly empower Exchange Server 2010 by using Forefront Identity Manager’s enhanced distribution group management, and use Forefront Identity Manager’s security group management to automate and provide self-service for Exchange Server 2010’s role-based access control. All of this helps you harness Exchange Server 2010, improve security, increase compliance, and save money.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032475852&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* Webcasts of interest showing at a desktop near you in March 2011

Tuesday, March 08, 2011: Business Insights Webcast: Making the Switch to Software-Based VoIP (Level 100)
Discover rich features that go beyond the phone when your company makes the switch to software-based voice over IP (VoIP). Microsoft Lync 2010 can replace, add to, or enhance your existing IP private branch exchange (PBX) system in a unified solution that is easy to deploy and manage. Lync combines the telephony features of a traditional IP PBX with rich presence, instant messaging, and conferencing to improve communication and to lower costs. Users can access intuitive, powerful voice features from phones, PCs, and desktop applications in the office, at home, or on the road.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032477741

Wednesday, March 09, 2011: TechNet Webcast: Information About Microsoft March Security Bulletins (Level 200)
Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the March security bulletins. We intend to address your concerns in this webcast, therefore, most of the webcast is devoted to attendees asking questions about the bulletins and getting answers from Microsoft security experts.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032455049

Tuesday, March 22, 2011: TechNet Webcast: Maximizing the Value of Small Business Server 2011 Standard with Dell Solutions (Level 200)
While every business is unique, most business owners share similar needs when it comes to running IT operations. They want simple and cost-effective solutions that maximize return on their IT investment, improve employee productivity and ensure their data is protected. By bringing together Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 and Dell, you get an integrated solution that accomplishes all of this and much more.  Be sure to participate in the Q&A and ask questions about how Microsoft SBS 2011 and Dell servers & storage bring real value to your IT operations.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032479949

Thursday, March 24, 2011: TechNet Webcast: Establish a Messaging and Collaboration Services Offering for Cloud (Level 200)
Attend this webcast and determine how you can offer your business customers efficiency through Microsoft Messaging and Collaboration Cloud Services. Download an overview of the planning considerations for building these services by using Microsoft
Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Microsoft SharePoint 2010, and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 while leveraging the multi-tenant Active Directory model that Exchange Server 2010 SP1 delivers. Also, find specific documents for deploying and migrating to Exchange Server 2010 SP1, SharePoint 2010, and Office Communications Server 2007 R2.  
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032478170

A Month in #Exchange and #OCS: March 2011: News, Linkz and Downloads

#Exchange2010 #Exchange #Lync .. Damm, March already!

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* Microsoft Exchange … In Blog Posts & News from last month
Microsoft Office Communications Server … In
Blog Posts & News from last month Microsoft Communications Server … In Blog Posts & News from last month
Lync … In Blog Posts & News from last month

Check out Google fast flip too .. for Exchange, OCS and Lync

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Let me know if this doesn’t work for you, but I have starred stuff in InstantPaper and my Favorites in Twitter.

http://www.instapaper.com/ (create a free account on it, you will be able to add “stared” items to a folder that include most of these, and will update when i do. My username on Instantpaper is FLAPHEAD)

http://twitter.com/flaphead/favorites

I have started to Star item in google reader, but need to workout how to share them. Once I have I’ll let you know

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Infrastructure Planning and Design
The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c

Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1
Starting with Exchange 2007, neither the Messaging API (MAPI) client libraries nor CDO 1.2.1 are provided as a part of the base product installation. As a result, there is functionality missing that many applications depend on. Microsoft Exchange MAPI and CDO 1.2.1 provide access to these APIs

ExchangeMapiCdo.EXE  
Version: 6.5.8211.0
Date Published: 2/25/2011

  
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=e17e7f31-079a-43a9-bff2-0a110307611e

Building Microsoft Messaging and Collaboration Cloud Services
The documents in this file are intended to provide system integrators and service providers with guidance for migrating from Microsoft Solution for Hosted and Messaging Collaboration (HMC) to Microsoft® Exchange 2010 SP1 in Hosting mode.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=84b85964-7d6c-465b-a671-b73f29c14ab8

Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee – User Level Install
Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee is a conferencing client that allows users without Microsoft Lync 2010 installed, to participate in online meetings. If you are not an administrator on the computer but an administrator has allowed you to perform installations, you can install this application.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=68a3ca04-a058-4e47-98ea-9e9af7ebd6e3

Public IM Connectivity Provisioning Guide for Microsoft Lync Server, Office Communications Server, and Live Communications Server
This document describes the requirements and processes for activating and provisioning public instant messaging (IM) connectivity.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9ccaac38-2da8-4a76-8193-96f4bbf04678

#Lync Ignite

So, just finished the 5 day Lync Ignite at Global Knowledge, and it was okay.  The labs are really good (when they work) and the courseware is okay (a lots of sales stuff and not updated for RTM!)

So here are some of the links and ramblings I made … enjoy

Links

Takeaways

  • Private line – can only receive calls .. Can’t make them.
  • Bandwidth 1 hd session = t1
  • MMC gone, now silverlight. No right click!
  • Lync Standard Edition – all roles and SQL on same server.
  • James O’Neil OCS powershell module!
  • RBAC used for permissions
  • Call park to park Lync calls
  • Potentially 50% reduction in severs when you virtualise
  • CMS = SQL
  • Lync will have NO service packs?!
  • Test call option in the lync client
  • LIS used for location services
  • Zero Day is a new book by Mark Russinovich
  • DNS LB: Client gets all the dns addresses and works out which on to use.
  • SBA: cheaper than having a separate lync server

Powershell

  • Powershell is a Microsoft task automation platform
  • Powershell v3 is coming

Import-module lync
(get-help *-cs*).count
Out-host –paging
Import-module ActiveDirectory

Installation

  • Install-CSAdServerSchema
  • Enable-CSAdForest
  • Enable-CSAdDomain