Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat Server SDK is available here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35458
Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat Server Ressource Kit: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36827
The Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat Resource Kit contains a number of handy tools for IT administrators who deploy and manage Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat. The following tools are included in the msi:
Additional updates is availabe, you can find now Lync Server 2013 Capacity Calculator.
Microsoft Lync Connectivity Analyzer attempts to connect to your Lync server using the same services and protocols that are used by Lync Windows Store app and Lync apps for mobile platforms. You can perform the connection tests over your internal network or an external network that connects to your Lync server. Lync Connectivity Analyzer provides a report with detailed information about each connection step to help you validate your configuration and troubleshoot connection problems. Lync Connectivity Analyzer tests the following Lync server components:
Lync Connectivity Analyzer tests the configuration of the following other components:
Microsoft Lync Connectivity Analyzer (32 Bit): http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36536
Microsoft Lync Connectivity Analyzer (64 Bit): http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36535
The Lync Server 2013 Stress and Performance Tool (LSS) is capable of simulating user load of the following types:
The tool does not simulate the following clients:
As such, it will not provide support for testing the following components:
The following are included in the package:
Link here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36819
Microsoft has update his documentation too today.
This download contains a compiled help file (.chm) of all the available Lync Server 2013 IT professional documentation in the Technical Library.
Today Microsoft has released February 2013 Cumulative Updates for Lync 2013 products, SDK, whiteboard Archiving Viewer, ressource kit and the planning tool!
No mobility for the moment, i hope see this quickly.
All links here:
Lync Server 2013, February 2013 Cumulative updates
Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Resource Kit Tools
Lync Server 2013 Whiteboard Archiving Viewer
Lync Server 2013, Planning Tool
Lync 2013 SDK
Office arrives in the cloud on Feb. 27th
Virtual Launch Event for the new Office 365 for business.
Date Wednesday, February 27th 8 am PDT and 5 pm PDT
Register to attend: https://vts.inxpo.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowKey=12696&LangLocaleID=1033&AffiliateData
At Lync Conference, Microsoft announcing Lync Room Systems.
What is Lync room systems?
A Lync Room System is a comprehensive Partner offering consisting of a bundle of all required hardware and special Lync 2013 software (the Microsoft Lync Room System Edition software). The hardware includes at a minimum one or two large touch enabled displays, high definition video cameras, microphones and a console in the conference room that enables participation without a laptop or desktop from within the meeting room.
Who is Lync Room System partner?
After this announcement, we wait now about more technical informations for this type of integrations.
With the Lync Conference in San Diego, a lot of news coming around Lync technology.
Microsoft provided an updated roadmap for its Lync unified-communications platform about:
Lync User Management Tool can be an interesting tool to test:
Project DescriptionLync User Management Tool (LUMT) enables administrators to manage contacts, ACEs and Privacy settings on behalf of Lync Server 2013 users.With LUMT, it is possible to:- Add contacts to default group or to a named group- Remove contacts from the contact list- Add ACEs to change the relationship level for the contacts in the contact list- Remove ACEs for the contacts in the contact list- Set privacy preference settings for the user to be either Private or Public (this corresponds to the settings in Options/Status in Lync client)- Change alert notification settings for the user (this corresponds to the settings in Options/Alerts in Lync client)
download here: http://lumt.codeplex.com/
These updates for Lync 2013 include many basic quality improvements since the initial release of Lync 2013. These updates include the following improvements:
Description and download here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2812461
Microsoft Lync Connectivity Analyzer helps Lync administrators find out if the deployment and configuration of their Lync Server environment meets the requirements to support connections from Lync Windows Store app for Windows 8 and Windows RT and from Lync mobile apps.
OverviewMicrosoft Lync Connectivity Analyzer attempts to connect to your Lync server using the same services and protocols that are used by Lync Windows Store app and Lync apps for mobile platforms. You can perform the connection tests over your internal network or an external network that connects to your Lync server. Lync Connectivity Analyzer provides a report with detailed information about each connection step to help you validate your configuration and troubleshoot connection problems.Lync Connectivity Analyzer tests the following Lync server components: Autodiscover service Authentication Broker (Reach) service Mobility (MCX) service WebTicket serviceLync Connectivity Analyzer tests the configuration of the following other components: Publication of DNS records for Autodiscover URLs Certificates Proxy serversTop of pageTop of pageSystem requirementsSupported operating systems: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 required
Download here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36535
You can find on this blog a script will assist in getting servers ready for the installation of Microsoft Lync Server 2013 on Windows Server 2012:
The download link is here: http://www.ehloworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Set-CsLync2013Prerequisites.v1.0.zip
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This will launch the script with the default options for Enterprise edition servers
This will launch the script for Standard edition servers
-CsLync2013Prereqs.ps1 -Win2012Source e:
This will launch the script using the e: drive for the source of the Windows Server 2012 installation files
Thanks to the author!
Ferrari Electronics Gateways is officially certified for Lync 2010/2013: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/lync/gg131938
Ferrari Electronics offer two interesting solution with Microsoft Lync:
- Video Door Phones solution:
OfficeMaster Entry Control permit:
Video Door Phone configured in AD
Each station is defined as a Lync Analog Device
Separate video window appears parallel to call
Video here: https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=FB75B89C952F035B&id=FB75B89C952F035B!124#cid=FB75B89C952F035B&id=FB75B89C952F035B%21667
- Sip phone support:
SIP2Lync fully integrates any device into Lync like dect cordless phones, legacy phones via SIP ATA.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 SP4 MR2 now supports configuring the BlackBerry Collaboration Service to properly communicate with a Microsoft Lync 2013 front end pool. This Maintenance Release Package is a slightly different type of release as compared to previous releases. This setup does alter the database.
- The certificate requirements also have not changed from Microsoft Lync 2010 to Lync 2013
- No new Enterprise Instant Messenger client required.
- The hardware and software pre-requisites to support Microsoft Lync 2013 has not changed from the existing pre-requisites for supporting Microsoft Lync 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
More informations here: http://btsc.webapps.blackberry.com/btsc/viewdocument.do;jsessionid=A2EB94CCC14E67740F39FB0914C28D13?externalId=KB33629&sliceId=2&cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&noCount=true&ViewedDocsListHelper=com.kanisa.apps.common.BaseViewedDocsListHelperImpl
Lync 2013 session presented during Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NIC) in Oslo are online.
The sessions cover the following points:
- Lync Server 2013: Mobility, Clients and VDI by Martin Lidholm: http://vimeo.com/58109325
- Lync Server 2013: Architecture Overview by Martin Lidholm: http://vimeo.com/58110115
- Lync Server 2013: Best Practice Administration With System Center Operations Manager 2012 by Ståle Hansen: http://vimeo.com/58166528
- Lync Server 2013: Design for High Availability & Disaster Recovery by Justin Morris: http://vimeo.com/58110874
- Lync Server 2013: Migration Strategies & and Coexistence Strategies by Justin Morris: http://vimeo.com/58165673
- Lync Server 2013: Network Quality considerations in LAN, WAN and WLANS by Ståle Hansen: http://vimeo.com/58166048
Some ppt are available here:
- Lync Server 2013: Network Quality considerations in LAN, WAN and WLANS: http://www.slideshare.net/stalehansen/nic-lync-networkv03-16368137
- Lync Server 2013: Best Practice Administration With System Center Operations Manager 2012: http://www.slideshare.net/stalehansen/nic-lync-bpactivemonitoringv03