Lync – Unable to sign in via Edge (Checkpoint Firewalls)

I recently ran into a problem with Checkpoint Firewalls on a Lync 2010 deployment.  The customer already had a single 2010 Front End and wished to enable external sign in over the internet as it did not work over their Continue reading Lync – Unable to sign in via Edge (Checkpoint Firewalls)

Lync – UK +44 (0) Company_Phone_Number_Normalization_Rules.txt

A common problem in the UK is that companies Active Directory telephone numbers will be populated in the format: +44 (0) 123 456 7891 or +44(0)1234567891 If you were to dial these numbers in the UK you would omit the +44 and Continue reading Lync – UK +44 (0) Company_Phone_Number_Normalization_Rules.txt

Review: Kuando Busylight UC for Microsoft Lync

http://busylight.com/ I recently received a Busylight to test from Kuando. Inside the box you receive a Busylight USB device, a sticky pad to attach the device to your desk or screen and some brief instructions. The Busylight itself is constructed Continue reading Review: Kuando Busylight UC for Microsoft Lync

Lync – Increase Internal Certificate Validity Period

When you deploy Lync and assign internal certificates to your Lync servers (E.g. Front End, Internal Edge, SBA and Gateways) by default you will only have a 2 year certificate from the “Web Server” template. I like to create a Continue reading Lync – Increase Internal Certificate Validity Period

Lync 2013 – Standard Edition Pool Pair Failover Script

Lync 2013 introduced a new feature called Pool Pairing. Given the scenario below with 2 sites using Lync Standard Edition with paired pools, in the event that Front End 01 was to fail, or Site 1 failed completely all users Continue reading Lync 2013 – Standard Edition Pool Pair Failover Script

Lync Tip: Quickly restart all Lync services using PowerShell

You need to restart all Lync services, open services.msc and see 10+ Lync Server services.  Rather than go through each one hitting the stop or restart button with your mouse you can use PowerShell! Stop all Lync Services:

Start all Continue reading Lync Tip: Quickly restart all Lync services using PowerShell

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 Continue reading Lync Tip: Bandwidth Requirements Simple Calculator

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 Continue reading Lync – Change queue overflow number with PowerShell Script