Lync Tip: Bandwidth Requirements Simple Calculator
Jan10

Lync Tip: Bandwidth Requirements Simple Calculator

So you need to calculate how much bandwidth Lync will use, you launch google and type “Lync bandwidth requirements”.  You click the top link for Microsoft Downloads “Lync 2010 and 2013 Bandwidth Calculator” here http://windowspbx.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/simple-smb-lync-bandwidth-calculator.html.  You download the zip, open the excel file then realise you don’t have a degree in quantum physics or it’s...

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Lync Tip: Port Query Tool
Oct25

Lync Tip: Port Query Tool

Struggling with Telnet/Microsoft Port Query Tool to test the correct firewall ports are open between Lync servers? I almost started making my own tool/script but this guy has done the hard work for me! http://flinchbot.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/portqueryui-config-xml-file-for-lync/ Really useful.

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Lync – Change queue overflow number with PowerShell Script
Jul12

Lync – Change queue overflow number with PowerShell Script

The scenario is you have created a Response Group (IVR) with an option to call an Out Of Hours engineer.  You configure a queue overflow to forward straight to a mobile telephone number outside of your organisation as follows: The out of hours engineer changes on a rota and you want staff to be able to change the queue overflow number without giving them having to access the Lync Control Panel.  I have created a PowerShell script that...

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Lync – Response Group Voice Policy
Jul03

Lync – Response Group Voice Policy

I recently deployed an SBA at a branch office and configured an RGS for the Reception. If the receptionist does not answer within a certain time period then the call is forwarded to an external party. When calling the reception response group, after the queue timeout period the call would be forwarded to the external party (simple!). I came across a problem where my the RGS is hosted on a Lync Front End server in the UK data centre...

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