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  • [Microsoft Lync Server 2013] Poster architecture on-premise

    Microsoft vient de mettre à disposition un poster d'architecture pour une installation on-premise au format pdf ou vsdx.

    Description:

    Technical diagram for Lync Server 2013 On-Premises architectures. Provides architectural design guidance for planning and deployment of Lync Server 2013. Includes sections on the components of a Lync Server 2013 deployment, example architectures for increasing high availability and disaster recovery, example architectures for small, medium and large organizations, installation overview, server roles descriptions, and what’s new in Lync Server 2013.

    Téléchargement: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41952

    • 27/2/2014
  • [Microsoft Lync Server 2013] Office 2013 SP1

    Microsoft à publier le service pack 1 pour Office 2013: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817430

    Correction côté Lync:

    This service package fixes the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:

    • 2919506 Can't hear the first few words that a callee speaks when they answer a call in Lync 2013
    • 2919507 The "Program Events" sound setting is reset to the default value after you restart Lync 2013
    • 2919508 Can't rotate the screen orientation of a video window in a Lync 2013 video conference on a Windows 8.1-based device
    • 2919510 A pie chart clock icon appears in the "Conversations" tab as a meeting icon in Lync 2013

    Ajout de fonctionnalités:

    • Toggle pictures of sender/receiver
    • Support of high-resolution monitors (200% scaling mode)
    • Transfer files and pictures in a Persistent Chat room

    Lync 2013 faisant partie intégrante de la suite Office, je ne peux que vous conseillez de valider le bon fonctionnement sur des machines de tests avant de pousser à grande échelle ce SP pour éviter certains désagréments...

    Numéro de version: MSO 15.0.4569.1506.

    • 26/2/2014
  • [Cisco] Mise à jour Cisco Collaboration Design Guides

    Cisco vient de publier une mise à jour de son SRND pour la version 10.X.

    Vous pouvez la télécharger ici: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/srnd/collab10/collab10.html

    • 26/2/2014
  • [Microsoft Lync Server 2013] Fédération Lync-Skype version 2

    Suite aux différentes annonces et démonstrations lors des conférences Lync 2014 de Las Vegas, les nouveautés de la fédération Lync/Skype version 2 sont les suivantes:


    - Ajout de la fonction vidéo, le codec utilisé est H.264 SVC

    - Encryption et chiffrement des conversations, Skype peut utiliser maintenant les mêmes mécanismes de sécurité que Lync et comprends les protocoles TLS, SRTP , STUN, TURN et ICE.

    - Support côté Lync du codec SILK, ne soyez donc pas étonné de voir ce codec lors de la négociation d'un appel dans le SDP.


    Connectivité version 1:

    Connectivité version 2:

    Call flow version 1:

    Call flow version 2:

    • 26/2/2014
  • [Office 365] Script powershell

    Microsoft vient de publier un ensemble d'exemple de script pour vous permettre de gérer votre environnement Office 365 en powershell, et spécialement la partie Lync Online.

    Description:

    Sample scripts that enable users to explore the use of remote Windows PowerShell as a tool for managing Office 365 in general, and Lync Online in particular.

    Téléchargement: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41953

    • 26/2/2014
  • [Microsoft Lync Server 2013] Stress Testing Guide

    Microsoft vient de publier un "Stress Testing" guide.

    Description:

    To validate the capacity planning requirements of a Lync Server 2013 deployment, we recommend that you perform a stress testing exercise using The Lync Server 2013 Stress and Performance Tool (LSS). This document will take you through the steps required to plan and conduct a Lync Server stress testing exercise.

    Téléchargement: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41935

    • 26/2/2014
  • [Microsoft Lync Server 2013] Planifier un déploiement Lync Server 2013 sur des serveurs virtuels

    Microsoft vient de publier un guide aidant à la planification d'un déploiement Lync Server 2013 sur des serveurs virtuels.

    Description:

    This paper provides guidance for deploying Lync Server 2013 on virtual servers. It includes recommendations for the configuration of host servers and guest servers, key health indicators to watch during testing and deployment, and observations from Microsoft performance testing of Lync Server 2013 in a virtual environment.

    Téléchargement ici: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41936

    • 26/2/2014
  • [Microsoft Lync Server 2013] PATTON SmartNode qualifié pour Lync 2013

    J'ai un peu de retard sur l'annonce, mais le mois dernier, Patton a annoncé la qualification par Microsoft de ces passerelles SmartNode: http://www.patton.com/company/newsrelease.asp?id=2532

      

    • 19/2/2014
  • [Microsoft Lync Server 2013] Les révélations des conférences Lync

    Ce matin à Las Vegas, j'ai pu assister à la session d'ouverture des conférences Lync.


    Session d'ouverture:

    Les révélations:

    • Nouvelles fonctionnalités pour le client Lync mobile;

    • Lync pour les tablettes Android (prévu pour Juin);
    • Conférence vidéo entre Lync et Skype;

    • Integration avec les systèmes de vidéoconférence Cisco Tandberg;
    • Téléphonie dans Office 365; (pas vraiment une révélation);
    • Nouvelle interface Javascript API permettant d'embarquer Lync directement dans une page web;

    Device:


    Récapitulatif:

    • 19/2/2014
  • [Microsoft Lync Server 2013] Lync Validator

    Dans la série des outils de design pour une infrastructure Lync, voici maintenant Lync Validator: http://lyncvalidator.com/

    C'est une application web qui vous permetde faire de la validation de design et de déploiement.

    Features

    • Support for up to 5 SIP Domains
    • Support for unlimited Standard or Enterprise Front-End Pool
    • Support for unlimited Edge Pool with up to 6 servers within pool
    • Support for unlimited OWAS Farm with up to 4 Servers within farm
    • Outputs Internal and External DNS
    • Outputs Internal and External Certificates
    • Outputs External Firewall
    • Outputs Edge and Reverse Proxy Hosts File
    • Outputs PowerShell and Scripts to:
      • PowerShell to create Server and Client QoS Settings
      • PowerShell to create Group Policy Objects for QoS Settings
      • PowerShell commands to deploy OWAS Server(s)
      • Command prompt to create internal DNS Settings
      • Command prompt to create DHCP Settings for Aries Phones
    • Outputs Validation of:
      • Certificate Validation powered by DigiCert
      • TCP Port Validation of Edge Servers and External Web Services
      • External DNS entries against deployment IP's
      • Office Web Apps Deployment
    • Ability to save designs
    • Create exportable documentation

    • 17/2/2014
  • [Microsoft Lync Server 2013] AudioCodes Auto Attendant

    Vous pouvez configurer des récéptions automatisées avec Exchange UM ou les RGS de Lync, mais audiocodes propose aussi une solution.

    Les avantages décrits sont les suivants:

    • Maximize employee productivity by automating inbound enterprise call routing
    • Reduce DID/DDI requirements through direct extension dialing
    • Increase customer satisfaction through reduced waiting times
    • Suitable for main offices and remote branches
    • Support application survivability at branch offices
    • Can work in conjunction with Lync RGS or as a standalone solution
    • Multi language support for global enterprise Lync deployments
    • Save on operational costs by reducing the number of operator calls


    Je pense que le principal point intéressant est le suivant: AudioCodes Auto Attendant application can be deployed together with AudioCodes Survivable Branch Appliances (SBA) in branch offices to complement Lync’s Response Group Service (RGS) when the connection with the central Lync servers is lost.

    Pour certain projet spécifique, cela peut-être intéressant.

    Supporté sur les plateformes 800 et 1000 SBA.

    Informations ici: http://www.audiocodes.com/solutions/microsoft/lync-applications

    • 17/2/2014
  • [Microsoft Lync Server 2013] HP Sizer

    HP propose un intéressant utilitaire gratuit vous permettant de dimensionner vos projets Lync.

    Il est intéressant dans le fait qu'il peut vous donner des informations sur vos prérequis pour dimensionner vos machines virtuelles ou serveurs physique, il vous génére même un BOM HP.


    Par contre, pas d'exportation dans un formation de la famille office possible mais vous pouvez envoyer les informations par courriel

    Description:

    Microsoft® Lync Server 2013 provides a rich set of features as a core component in the HP Microsoft Alliance portfolio. It is a complex application that requires an intensive knowledge of deployment strategies, interdependencies, and server and storage performance-related issues. For more information on Microsoft Lync Server 2013, please visit: http://lync.microsoft.com/en-us/Product/Workloads/Pages/workloads.aspx

    The “HP Sizer for Microsoft Lync Server 2013” generates a quick and easy architectural blueprint of HP server and storage hardware recommendations based on the features and functionality required by Microsoft Lync Server 2013 topology. HP developed the HP Sizer for Microsoft Lync Server 2013 to assist customers with proper server and storage sizing by providing a way to fit the specific needs of every customer’s user profile. The core design logic implemented in the tool complies with Microsoft specifications. It is based on “Microsoft User Model-based Capacity Planning”. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398811.aspx

    The algorithms developed in this tool are based upon a number of factors -- extensive testing, the shared history between HP and Microsoft, and HP knowledge of server, CPU, memory, and I/O systems. For more information on Microsoft Lync Server 2013 planning specifications, please visit: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg413071.aspx

    The HP Sizer for Microsoft Lync Server 2013 is to be released in phases. Release 1 is currently available, with Releases 2 and 3, with increased functionality, to follow later in 2013. The scope of Release1 is limited to Lync Server 2013 Architecture planning for Single site, Standard & Enterprise Edition Topology, User capacity up to 80,000 and follows Microsoft Lync Server 2013 User Model Specifications. Although this newest HP sizer is free to download and use, the recommendations created by the tool are for planning purposes only. Actual work load simulation is required to make sure that Microsoft Lync Server 2013 is adequately provisioned.

    Download HP Sizer for Microsoft Lync Server 2013

    Download HP Sizer for Microsoft Lync Server 2013: User guide

    • 17/2/2014
  • [Microsoft Lync Server 2013] End of Sale: snom 370 et snom 870

    SNOM vient d'annoncer la fin des ventes de ces modéles 370 et 870, ils seront encore supportés jusqu'à la fin de l'année 2015:

    End of Sale: snom 370 and snom 870 products to be discontinued but supported until end 2015

    These two long-serving devices have been discharged from the snom product portfolio with full honors following many years of successful deployment and use.

    The official End of Sale dates are:

    • snom 870: February 28, 2014

    • snom 370: April 30, 2014


    Please note: Both products will continue to be supported until end of 2015. For more information and remaining stock availability (on a first come, first served basis) please contact your snom distributor.

    • 13/2/2014
  • [Microsoft Lync Server 2013] AutoAssist pour Microsoft Lync

    Je viens de découvrir un outil très intéressant, il s'agit de AutoAssist pour Microsoft Lync.

    AutoAssist pour Microsoft Lync est une application Windows conçu pour fonctionner sans intervention de l'utilisateur.

    Imaginons un technicien chattant avec un utilisateur et souhaitant pouvoir prendre le contrôle de son poste de travail, avec AutoAssist, il suffit au technicien de composer dans la conversation le mot $share$ pour qu'un popup apparaisse à l'utilisateur.

    Démonstration vidéo:

    Comment cela fonctionne: http://autoassist.thoughtstuff.co.uk/how

    Téléchargement de l'outil: http://autoassist.thoughtstuff.co.uk/registration

    • 12/2/2014
  • [Microsoft Lync Server 2013] Lync Edge Port Tester Tool

    L'auteur du site LyncLab propose depuis hier un outil très pratique pour valider le bon déploiement d'un serveur Edge.

    Fonctionnalités:

    •    One tool for testing both ends of the connection. Run the Lync Edge Port Tester on your Edge server and on an internal and external network machine.
    •    Test both UDP and TCP ports are open in both directions.
    •    Select a profile from the list (Edge Outside, Edge Inside, Front End, Client Outside, Client Inside) to check all the relevant ports for that connection type.
    •    Open all the required firewall ports temporarily with the press of a button.
    •    Can be used to test connections to a live Edge (or Front End) server. If you run the tool on a live edge server it will automatically learn which ports are currently in use and only allow you to Listen on unused ports.
    •    Can be used on a Consolidated Edge configuration or on an Edge running with a single external IP address (ie. all 443 services running on different ports). The Single External IP check box allows for this configuration.
    •    Tool Tips to provide you with contextual help.
    •    All in one interface. (Over 100 interface objects! Yep, that was a lot of typing...)


    Vous pouvez trouver toutes les informations ici:

    http://www.mylynclab.com/2014/02/lync-edge-testing-suite-part-1-lync.html

    • 12/2/2014
  • [Microsoft Lync Server 2013] Cumulative update pour Lync 2013 Android: Février 2014

    Microsoft vient de publier une mise à jour pour le client Lync mobile 2013 pour Android.

    Description:


    The cumulative update includes the following improvements:

    • Enables users to quickly rejoin a Lync meeting that they just left.
    • Enables users to rejoin a conversation from the point at which they left it.
    • Improves the efficiency of media and audio routing.

    Correction de problemes:

    This cumulative update fixes the following issues:

    • 2926054 Speaker mode is active during a call after you sign in to Lync 2013 for Android
    • 2926051 One-way audio issue in Lync 2013 for Android
    • 2926053 Lync 2013 for Android does not play a busy signal when you call a PSTN number

     Product

     Version

    KB

    Download

    Lync for Android 2013

    5.3

     

    2926050

     

    2926050

    Blog illustrant les nouvelles fonctionnalités: http://blogs.technet.com/b/lync/archive/2014/02/11/lync-mobile-update-for-android-phones-rejoin-and-conversation-continuum.aspx

    • 12/2/2014
  • [Microsoft Lync Server 2013] Méthodologie "Lync Call Quality"

    Microsoft vient de publier une série de documents afin de fournir une nouvelle méthodologie pour améliorer les services voix et surtout l'expérience utilisateur avec Lync.

    Description exacte:

    Call Quality Methodology is a new troubleshooting and service management framework that can better focus efforts to improve enterprise voice services in Lync. In this article, you can learn more about CQM, the kinds of servers and solutions that are monitored, and what to do with the collected telemetry data.

    Un poster qui peut sembler pas mal barbare à la première lecture:

    • 6/2/2014
  • [Microsoft Lync Server 2013] Whitepaper "Managing Large and Structured Meetings with Lync 2010"

    Microsoft vient de publier un nouveau document concernant le sujet d'héberger des conférences avec un nombre important d'utilisateur.

    Pour avoir travailler sur ce type de projet, c'est vraiment utile de se référer à ce type de guide.


    La version 2013 devrait arriver sous peu.

    Détail:

    This whitepaper describes how to configure your Lync Server 2010 environment to successfully host and participate in large and structured meetings.

    Téléchargement ici: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41694

    • 6/2/2014
  • [KEMP] LoadMaster release v7.0-12a

    Kemp vient d'annoncer une nouvelle release pour ces LoadMaster.

    Il s'agit de la version 7.0-12a.

    Nouvelles fonctionnalités:

    • SSL Performance Optimizations

    The performance of SSL on the LoadMaster has been enhanced and additional features such as TLS 1.2 support, SNI support and configurable ciphers have been added.

    • Support for Oracle Sun x86 servers

    The LoadMaster for Oracle Sun x86 supports Oracle Sun x86 rack mount servers.

    • Support for HP ProLiant servers

    The LoadMaster for HP ProLiant servers supports HP ProLiant rack mount servers.

    • Support for VMware vSphere 5.5

    The LoadMaster supports VMware vSphere 5.5.

    • Licensing Enhancements

    Licensing functionality within LoadMaster has been enhanced including the display of the license related information on the LoadMaster WUI home screen and various enhancements to the Automated Licensing Support Infrastructure.

    • Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V Virtual LoadMaster (VLM)

    A new VLM package, to support VLM installation within a Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V, para-virtualized environment is available.

    • New ESP functionality added

    Idle and session timeout can be set and it is possible to switch between idle and session timeout

    Feature Enhancements:

    • Additional commands and functionality have been added to the RESTful API
    • Additional licensing information has been added to the backup file

    Issues Resolved:

    PD-797 Issue with the Packet Routing Filter after upgrading licenses has been resolved
    PD-839 Improved Layer 4 handling of configuration changes enhancing the generation of SNMP traps has been added
    PD-934 Issue with sharing persistency across SubVSs has been resolved
    PD-1023 High-Availability failover issue when adding high number of interfaces has been resolved
    PD-1043 Issue with Access Control Lists and IPv6 has been resolved
    PD-1070 The HA ‘Forced Switchover’ functionality has been removed
    PD-1089 Issue with the Use Address for Server NAT option in new servers has been resolved
    PD-1094 Issue with using the RESTful API to create a Virtual Service using Adaptive Scheduling has been resolved
    PD-452 Issue with VLAN trunking on Hyper-V VLMs has been resolved
    PD-1174 Security vulnerability (CVE-2004-0230) resolved. This vulnerability may still be reported after running a security test but this is because the test checks the kernel version. The fix has been backported into the LoadMaster but the kernel version has not been updated which is why the vulnerability is still reported even though it does not exist.
    PD-1144 ESP issue with publishing a calendar in Exchange 2013 has been resolved


    Information ici: Software Release Notes

    • 6/2/2014