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    • 29/6/2015

    [Microsoft Lync 2013 ] Microsoft Lync 2013 Exams Extended to November 2015

    Microsoft avait annoncé le retrait des certifications suivantes pour le 31 juillet 2015:

    • 74-322: Microsoft Lync Server 2010—Advanced Design and Deployment
    • 74-335: Lync Network Readiness Assessment
    • 70-336: Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013
    • 70-337: Enterprise Voice Online Services with Microsoft Lync Server 2013
    • 74-338: Lync 2013 Depth Support Engineer

    http://microsofttouch.fr/default/b/christophe/archive/2015/05/08/microsoft-lync-server-exams-scheduled-to-retire


    Nouvelle annonce, vous avez encore jusqu'au 30 novembre 2015 pour les réussir: https://borntolearn.mslearn.net/b/weblog/archive/2015/06/25/microsoft-lync-2013-exams-extended-to-november-2015

    A few weeks back I announced the retirement of Lync 2013 exams. See the post here. I want to let you know that we are moving the retirement date of Lync exams (335, 336, 337, and 338) to November 30, 2015. We’re updating the retirement dates on our web pages to reflect this.

    Remember, the new Skype for Business exams will count toward MCSE: Communication certification like Lync exams 336 and 337 currently do.

    Stay tuned for more information on the new Skype for Business exams!

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    FAQ

    Q: Should I hold off on taking exams until the Skype for Business exams are available?
    A:
    Not at all. Skype for Business builds on Lync’s features and functionality. The Lync exams provide you with a solid foundation for your Skype for Business implementation. See what’s new in Skype for Business.

    Q: Will there be an upgrade exam for those who have completed both Lync exams and want to move to Skype for Business?
    A:
    No. Once you’ve earned your MCSE: Communication certification you cannot re-earn it. You can, however, keep it current through recertification. If you’re not ready to recertify but want to gain some Skype for Business skills, check out this training video.  

    Q: What about recertification?
    A:
    Holders of the MCSE: Communication credential must recertify every three years. Recertification is a great way to ensure that you stay current in the latest technology, such as Skype for Business. We’ll be providing more information about recertification options for MCSE: Communication this summer.

    Q: I’m a partner with the Microsoft Partner Network. I have the Communications Competency and just took the Lync exams to qualify. Do I still qualify?
    A: Retirement of an exam from Microsoft learning does not retire it as a qualifying exam for a Competency. Lync Exams for the Communications Competency will still qualify for a period of time. Always check the Microsoft Partner Network competency requirements. You can view the current Communications Competency requirements here.

    • 25/6/2015

    [Skype for Business] SEFAUtil disponible

    Microsoft a publié hier l'outil SEFAUtil pour Skype for Business 2015.

    Description

    Skype for Business Server 2015, SEFAUtil (Secondary Extension Feature Activation Utility) is a command-line tool that enables Skype for Business Server 2015 administrators and helpdesk agents to configure delegate-ringing, call-forwarding, simultaneous ringing, team-call settings, and group call pickup on behalf of a Skype for Business user. This tool also allows administrators to query the call-routing settings that are published for a particular user.

    Téléchargement ici: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47704

    • 24/6/2015

    [Skype for Business] See what's new in Skype for Business for Windows Phone

    Annoncé pour le mois de juillet, vous pouvez voir sur ce lien les fonctionnalités qui vont être disponible pour la version Skype for Business sur Windows Phone:https://support.office.com/en-us/article/See-whats-new-in-Skype-for-Business-for-Windows-Phone-1e242ddc-3414-4101-ae34-4aca0c14f489?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

    • 23/6/2015

    [Skype for Business] Skype for Business is coming to Windows Phone

    C'est pour bientôt!

    https://support.office.com/en-ca/article/Skype-for-Business-is-coming-to-Windows-Phone-6f48a22d-b064-4f2f-beab-25b4744af5c4

    FAQ:

    Why the change?

    This evolution combines the ease and familiarity of Skype with the communication and collaboration features of Lync and enables you to conduct your business through an enterprise-grade secure platform using the devices you already have.

    What's new in Skype for Business for Windows Phone?

    Skype for Business for Windows Phone includes a new look and feel, new emoticons, and other improvements. And, if your organization uses Skype for Business Server 2015, the ability to communicate with your Skype contacts using IM, audio call, and video call. We've spelled out all the details in Lync for Windows Phone is now Skype for Business—see what's new. See that article for the full story.

    Does Skype for Business run on all versions of Windows Phone?

    Skype for Business runs on Windows Phone 8.1 and later. If you're using Lync on an earlier version of Windows Phone, continue to use it and we won't send you the update.

    I'm using Lync 2013 for Windows Phone but my desktop has Skype for Business

    You'll receive the update to Skype for Business if your Windows Phone is version 8.1 or later. The update will be automatic unless you've disabled automatic updates in your Settings menu. Once updated, your Skype for Business contacts and meetings will still be there and will work just like they did in Lync. If you're using an earlier version of Windows Phone, you'll continue to use Lync 2013.

    I'm using Lync 2013 for Windows Phone and my desktop also has Lync 2013

    You'll receive the update to Skype for Business if your Windows Phone is version 8.1 or later. The update will be automatic unless you've disabled automatic updates in your Settings menu. Once updated, your Skype for Business contacts and meetings will still be there and will work just like they did in Lync. If you're using an earlier version of Windows Phone, you'll continue to use Lync 2013.

    I'm using Lync 2010 for Windows Phone and my desktop also has Lync 2010

    You will not receive the update to Skype for Business.

    I've never used Lync or Skype for Business on my Windows Phone. Where do I get it?

    To use Skype for Business for Windows Phone you need a Skype for Business or Lync account—typically the same user name and password you use when signing in at work or school. If you're already using the desktop version of Skype for Business, then you have a Skype for Business account. You can download the app from the Windows Phone store. See Download, install, and sign in to Skype for Business for Windows Phone 8.1 for more information.

    I don't have a Windows Phone. Is Skype for Business available for Android or iOS?

    Not yet, but check back often. Skype for Business for Android and iOS is coming soon. In the meantime, if you have Skype for Business on your desktop, you can continue to use the Lync 2013 app on your iOS or Android phone until the new Skype for Business app is available.

    • 21/6/2015

    [Skype for Business] Cumulative update Juin 2015 - cumulative update

    Voici la première cumulative update pour Skype for Business!

    Version: 6.0.9319.45

    KB: KB3061064

    La cumulative update corrige les problèmes suivants:

    Les KB sont les suivants:

    Vous pouvez télécharger SkypeServerUpdateInstaller.exe ici:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47690

    • 16/6/2015

    [Skype for Business] Network Planning, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting with Lync Server - Mise à jour Juin 2015

    Microsoft vient de publier une mise à jour de l'indispensable Network Planning, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting with Lync Server guide.

    Version: June '15 Update
    File Name: Lync_Server_Networking_Guide_v2.3.zip
    Date Published: 6/10/2015
    File Size: 2.7 MB
    Description:
    Updated June 2015 to replace Call Quality Methodology and Key Health Indicators information with links to the new published content. Lync Server is a real-time unified communications application that relies on an optimized network infrastructure to deliver high-quality media sessions. This guide provides a model for managing the network infrastructure for Lync Server 2010 and Lync Server 2013.
    • 14/6/2015

    [Skype for Business] Lync Mobile users cannot sign in after they update to client version 5.4

    Microsoft vient de publié un nouvel article: Lync Mobile users cannot sign in after they update to client version 5.4

    Lien: https://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2965499/en-us?sd=rss&spid=924

    Description:

    After Lync users update to the latest Microsoft Lync Mobile 2013 client (5.4), they cannot sign in, and they receive the following error message:

    Can't verify the certificate from the server. Please contact your support team.


    Additionally, users may see the following entry or entries in the logs if the issue occurred on an iOS device:

    2014-04-23 15:18:31.230 Lync[247:6975000] INFO TRANSPORT CHttpRequestProcessor.cpp/173:Received response of request(UcwaAutoDiscoveryRequest) with status = 0x22020002
    2014-04-23 15:18:31.230 Lync[247:6975000] INFO TRANSPORT CHttpRequestProcessor.cpp/201:Request UcwaAutoDiscoveryRequest resulted in E_SslError (E2-2-2). The retry counter is: 0
    2014-04-23 15:18:31.230 Lync[247:6975000] INFO TRANSPORT CHttpRequestProcessor.cpp/266:Sending event to main thread for request(0x13dede8)
    2014-04-23 15:18:31.230 Lync[247:3b2ae18c] INFO APPLICATION CTransportRequestRetrialQueue.cpp/822:Req. completed, Stopping timer.
    2014-04-23 15:18:31.230 Lync[247:3b2ae18c] ERROR APPLICATION CUcwaAutoDiscoveryGetUserUrlOperation.cpp/325:Request failed. Error - E_SslError (E2-2-2)
    2014-04-23 15:18:31.351 Lync[247:3b2ae18c] INFO UI CMUIUtil.mm/409:Mapping error code = 0x22020002, context = , type = 201
    2014-04-23 15:18:31.351 Lync[247:3b2ae18c] INFO UI CMUIUtil.mm/1722:Mapped error message is 'We can’t verify the certificate from the server. Please contact your support team.
    Résolution:
    To resolve this issue, install your Enterprise Root CA Certificate on the iOS Device. You can do this manually or by using the Apple Configurator.
    • 14/6/2015

    [Skype for Business] How to remove the LastActive attribute from the aggregation state category

    Microsoft vient de publier un nouvel article: How to remove the LastActive attribute from the aggregation state category in Lync Server 2010, Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015, and Skype for Business Online

    Lien: https://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2684128/en-us?sd=rss&spid=924

    Description:

    his article describes how to remove the LastActive attribute from the aggregation state category in Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015, and Skype for Business Online.

    Note The Lync Server presence schema includes a method for calculating and displaying how long a user is away or offline. This is known as "Last Active." The LastActive attribute returns presence inquiries only from users who have the "Colleagues," "Workgroup," and "Friends and Family" privacy relationships. For more information about presence information in Lync Server, see the "References" section.

    Introduction:

    Lync Server always calculates the Last Active time stamp during presence aggregation for each user and stores it in a database. Last Active presence information is retrieved to satisfy individual presence inquiries and subscriptions by other users. This occurs according to the access level that the users were assigned. The design of the Last Active presence information has changed for the following reasons:

    • Last Active presence information may be incorrectly interpreted as reflecting the actual user's status at work. Therefore, users may rely on it to remotely monitor an employee's activity. However, this behavior is not enabled in some countries.
    • Last Active presence information that's provided to users should not disclose how long a user is away or offline for business reasons.

    Note The aggregate presence data that's calculated by Lync Server contains the status history of each user's endpoints if a user is signed to multiple endpoints. The status of each endpoint changes automatically in response to system events (such as logon, logoff, workstation lock and unlock, and network connectivity events), configured timeouts, scheduled meetings, and user activity. The status of each endpoint can also be changed manually by the user. In this situation, Last Active presence information should not be considered an accurate measure of the user's presence. Last Active presence information is intended only to provide additional information about the user’s availability and willingness to communicate.

    Résolution:

    For Lync Server 2010, Lync Server 2013, or Skype for Business Server 2015

    For Lync Server 2010, to remove the LastActive attribute from the aggregation state category, you must install the following update:

    2701585 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010: June 2012


    To remove the LastActive attribute, add a configuration entry in the configuration file on each instance of the server for which you want to remove the LastActive attribute. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Create a text file, name it Rtcaggregate.exe.config, and include the following configuration entry:

      <configuration>
          <appSettings>
            <add key="PublishLastActive" value="false" />
          </appSettings>
      </configuration>
    2. Save the file to the following folder:
      • Lync Server 2010: %Installation Folder%\Microsoft Lync Server 2010\Server\Core\
      • Lync Server 2013: %Installation Folder%\Microsoft Lync Server 2013\Server\Core\
      • Skype for Business Server 2015: %Installation Folder%\Skype for Business Server 2015\Server\Core\
    3. Copy this file to the path that's specified in step 2 on every front-end computer in the pool in which you want to remove the LastActive attribute.
    4. Restart the Front-End Server service (RtcSrv or RtcHost) to apply these changes.

    Note This resolution affects only new data that's published after the update is applied. It does not fix old data. Users must change their presence manually or by signing in for the LastActive attribute to be removed.

    For Skype for Business Online

    Skype for Business Online provides tenant administrators to remove the LastActiveattribute through tenant Remote PowerShell. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Configure your computer for Skype for Business Online management. To do this, see Using Windows PowerShell to manage Skype for Business Online.
    2. Start a Skype for Business Online Windows PowerShell session.
    3. Check the current LastActive attribute policy that's assigned to your tenant. To do this, run the Get-CsUserServicesPolicy cmdlet. The result resembles the following: 
      PS C:\Users\TenantAdmin> Get-CsUserServicesPolicy
      Identity                  : Global
      UcsAllowed                : False
      MigrationDelayInDays      : 0
      EnableAwaySinceIndication : True
    4. Disable the LastActive attribute. To do this, run the following cmdlet: 
      Set-CsUserServicesPolicy -EnableAwaySinceIndication:$false
      Note you may see a warning about unified contact store. You can safely ignore this warning.
    5. Recheck the LastActiveattribute policy. The result resembles the following:
      PS C:\Users\bdeakyne> Get-CsUserServicesPolicy
      Identity                  : Global
      UcsAllowed                : False
      MigrationDelayInDays      : 0
      EnableAwaySinceIndication : False

    Notes

    • The LastActive attribute will be disabled after some hours.
    • Users must restart (change presence manually or sign out and then sign back in again) before the LastActive attribute is removed from their presence.
    • After the publisher has republished, subscribers must sign out and then sign back in again before the LastActive attribute no longer appears.
    • There is also a known issue in Skype for Business Online (see the "Known issues" section) in which outdated or inaccurate LastActive information is occasionally displayed.
    • 14/6/2015

    [Skype for Business] Shared Line Apparence

    Ayant eu quelques questions sur le sujet récemment, qu'en est-il de cette fonctionnalité si attendu (Shared Line Apparence)?

    Basé sur du MSPL, cette application devrait être disponible pour cet automne.
    Actuellement supporté seulement par certains modèles de la série VVX de Polycom.

    On trouve quelques éléments de réponses dans la présentation durant le dernier Ignite de Jamie.

    • 11/6/2015

    [Office Web Apps 2013] Mise à jour Juin 2015 - KB3054863

    Microsoft a publié le 9 juin une mise à jour pour Office Web Apps 2013

    KB: KB3054863

    Lien: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3054863

    Fixes:

    Fixes the following issue:

    The Decrease List Level and Increase List Level functions are unavailable in PowerPoint Web App in the Chrome web browser.
    • 11/6/2015

    [Skype for Business] Convert-SonusSbcConfigToWord.ps1

    Greg partage sur son site un outil intéressant aussi pour vos documentations: Convert-SonusSbcConfigToWord.ps1

    Description:

    The name’s a bit of a mouthful, but “Convert-SonusSbcConfigToWord.ps1” takes the backup file from your Sonus SBC/UX 1000 or 2000 gateway and creates a new Word document, with all of the important(?) configuration information captured in tables.

    Fonctionnalités:

    • Decodes gateway versions up to 4.1.2
    • Converts and saves the config to a new Word document, and optionally makes a PDF of it too
    • Doesn’t need any Lync PowerShell modules – it’s fine on your Win 7 or Win 8 machine (which needs to have Word installed)
    • Tested on Word 2010 and 2013
    • Reasonably well debugged throughout (although time will tell of course!)
    • It’s easy enough to turn off an unwanted section if you’re only interested in a specific subset of the functionality, or are adapting to suit your environment
    • A “-SkipWrite” switch skips the relatively slow process of writing to Word. I added this for debugging and have left it in the released version to help anyone refining or enhancing the script
    • From v2 the script has been signed, so no longer requires you to drop your ExecutionPolicy to “Unrestricted”. This also means you can be confident the code’s not changed since it left here
    • Uses your existing Word document template for the formatting of the table headings and table of contents

    Plus d'informations ici: https://greiginsydney.com/uxbuilder/

    • 11/6/2015

    [Skype for Business] Lync/Skype4B top reported users with Poor Calls

    Guy Bachar vient de partager dans les galeries Technet un outil intéressant: Lync/Skype4B top reported users with Poor Calls

    Lien: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Reported-Users-with-Poor-d5a15f63

    Description:

    • This script will query the reporting services database for users that were reported having poor calls within the last week (more than one instance)
    • The script automatically pulls the QoEMetrics instance name from the topology and query the database for all reported calls within the last week.
    • The script can also be used as a scheduled tasks and send an email with the results instead of creating a temp html file 
    • Thanks for Yoav Barzilay for his help with the script

    Poor Call Definition:

    • PacketLossRate > 0.1
    • DegradationAvg > 1.0
    • RoundTrip > 500
    • JitterInterArrival > 30
    • RatioConcealedSamplesAvg > 0.07

    Prerequisites:

    • Reporting Services Database
    • User with access to the QoEMetrics Database (Read Permissions)
    • PowerShell 3.0 and above

    Usage:

    Runnign from a Lync / Skype for Business Server:

    • ./ReportedUsersWithPoorCalls-v0.5

    Runnign from a Lync / Skype for Business Server and sending email with the results:

    • ./ReportedUsersWithPoorCalls-v0.5 -From <Mail> -To <Mail> -SmtpServer <Server Name>

    Runnign from any client and connect remotely to the Front End Services:

    • ./ReportedUsersWithPoorCalls-v0.5 -RemoteConnection

    • 10/6/2015

    [Skype for Business] Lync 2013 Call Forwarding Information Tool

    Anthony Caragol a partagé un script intéressant dans les galeries Technet: Lync 2013 Call Forwarding Information Tool

    Description:

    The purpose of this tool is to give you an easy front end GUI to review your user's call forwarding settings. Information such as who's a delegate of who, who's got simultaneous ring set, who's forwarding where, etc. can be difficult to retrieve without a utility such as sefautil, which itself can be difficult. This tool allows you to review this information for all users in a pool in a GUI format that's easily searchable, sortable, and filterable (Out-Gridview). It also allows you to save the information to a CSV file. The information is gaterhed by parsing data pulled using Export-CSUserData. No SQL calls are made and no data is written back into Lync.

    Because this tool uses Export-CSUserData, please be patient during the loading process. If you have difficulty using this utility, first ensure you can run Export-CSUserData successfully. If there is any corrupted user information in a pool, this can cause issues and that corruption will need to be resolved first.

    If you would like to see the information in a different format, say an PowerShell command such as Get-CSUserForwardingInfo that can run for a single user or pool for speed, let me know as well. If there's interest I can write it.  Though it runs fine on Skype for Business, a separate Skype for Business utility will be released as well with additional information related to Call Via Work.

    Finally, the question that I imagine will be asked is: If you can pull this data as read-only, why not give the ability to modify and write it back and avoid sefautil all together? The quick answer is, I have another utility for this that I have not yet released, and reading the data is much simpler than writing it. I am still putting it through it's paces for quality and will decide if it should be released later.

    Téléchargement: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Lync-2013-Forwarding-80525eb7

    Plus d'informations ici: http://www.skypeadmin.com/?p=1208

    • 10/6/2015

    [Skype for Business] Microsoft Announces Surface Hub Availability and Pricing

    Microsoft vient d'annoncer aujourd'hui plus d'informations concernant le surface hub.

    Microsoft announced this morning that its Windows 10-based Surface Hub will be available for order starting on July 1, with the devices shipping to customers in September. As you might expect, Surface Hub comes with a heady price tag: about $20,000 for the 84-inch 4K version, and $7000 for the 55-inch 1080p unit. But Microsoft can accurately claim this is aggressive pricing for the market Surface Hub targets.

    https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/4069/microsoft-announces-surface-hub-availability-and-pricing

    https://blogs.office.com/2015/06/10/get-ready-for-surface-hub-to-transform-your-meetings/

    • 10/6/2015

    Groupe des Usagers Communication Unifiée Microsoft Montréal: Session du 15 juin

    Le groupe des Usages Communication Unifiée Microsoft de Montréal se réunira le lundi le 15 juin 2015 à 17h dans les bureaux Microsoft de Montréal (2000 McGill College Avenue accueil au 5ieme étage - H3A 3H3 , Montréal, QC)

    L'infrastructure serveur Skype for Business est disponible au téléchargement depuis le 1er mai 2015.

    Nous sommes heureux d'avoir la chance d'acceuillir pour cette session le MVP Lync/Skype for Business Jeff Schertz de Polycom.

    Le planning pour cette session est le suivant:

    1- Présentation des enjeux de la migration d'un systeme téléphonique vers Lync/Skype for Business par Christophe Boucetta - 30 minutes

    Break - 10 minutes

    2- Présentation des fonctionnalités vidéos avec Skype for Business/Polycom par Jeff Schertz - 30 minutes

    Break - 10 minutes

    3-  Démonstration d'une mise à jour d'un environnement Lync Serveur 2013 vers Skype for Business par Jean-Philippe Breton -  20 minutes

    Q/A- périodes de questions prévues en fin de session - 15 minutes

    Les sessions seront animées par les deux Microsoft MVP Lync/Skype for Business pour le Québec, Jean-Philippe Breton, Président de Akilon, et Christophe Boucetta, Directeur technique UC de Solulan.

    La session est gratuite et accompagnée de boisson, nourriture offerte par le groupe des usages UC de Montréal.

    Au plaisir de vous rencontrer.

    • 10/6/2015

    [Skype for Business] Mise à jour Lync 2013/Skype Juin 2015 - KB3054791

    Microsoft vient de publier une mise à jour pour Lync 2013/Skype for business.

    KB: 3054791

    Article: http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/3054791/en-us?sd=rss&spid=16924#issue

    Téléchargement:

    This update resolves the following issues:

    After you install this update, you may experience the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:

    • 5/6/2015

    [Skype for Business] Management Pack

    Microsoft vient de publier le Skype for Business Server 2015 Management Pack.

    Description:

    Skype for Business Server 2015, Management Pack contain comprehensive monitoring tools including:

        • End-to-End scenario availability from various locations.
        • Call reliability and quality perceived by real users.
        • Component health and performance.


    Active Monitoring Management pack

        • Geographically distributable end-to-end scenario validation for Skype for Business Server 2015 deployments. This includes coverage for internal, remote and branch office users.
        • Increased scenario coverage in areas like AV Edge Connectivity and Exchange Unified Message Connectivity.
        • Enhanced troubleshooting logs to streamline root cause analysis of failures.


    Component and User Management Pack

      • Increased reliability monitoring of real end user calls and conferences.
      • Integrated media quality alerts driven from Quality of Experience (QoE) data reported by client applications.
      • Full event and performance monitoring for all Skype for Business Server 2015 roles.

    Download: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47364&WT.mc_id=rss_alldownloads_all

    • 5/6/2015

    [Skype for Business] Video Interop Server Synthetic Transaction Support Package

    Microsoft vient de publier le Video Interop Server Synthetic Transaction Support Package.

    Description:

    This download includes support files needed to run Skype for Business Server 2015, VIS Synthetic Transactions. The package contains configuration files and media to support Video Interop Server Synthetic Transactions. These are needed in addition to the Synthetic Transactions that get installed through OCSCore.msi.

    Download:
     https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=46921

    • 3/6/2015

    [MICROSOFT] Microsoft annonce des centres de données au Canada

    Officiel! Microsoft annonce ouvrir des centres de données à Toronto et Québec pour 2016 amenant donc localement Azure, Office 365 et Dynamics CRM Online

    Annonce ici: http://reimagine.microsoft.ca/en-ca/

    MICROSOFT CLOUD TO TOUCH DOWN IN CANADA
    Locally deployed Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online will help power Canadian business

    Toronto, June 2, 2015 – Microsoft today announced plans to deliver commercial cloud services from Canada. Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online will be delivered from Toronto and Quebec City in 2016, further strengthening Microsoft’s footprint in Canada’s competitive cloud landscape.

    “Soon, the Microsoft Cloud will be truly Canadian,” said Kevin Turner, Worldwide Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft, who travelled to Toronto to make the announcement. “This substantial investment in a Canadian cloud demonstrates how committed we are to bringing even more opportunity to Canadian businesses and government organizations, helping them fully realize the cost savings and flexibility of the cloud,” said Turner. According to IDC, total public cloud spend in Canada is projected to grow to $2.5B by next year. The fastest growth will be from Public cloud infrastructure with a strong 45 per cent increase by 2016.

    These new locally deployed services will address data residency considerations for Microsoft customers and partners of all shapes and sizes who are embracing cloud computing to transform their businesses, better manage variable workloads and deliver new digital services and experiences to customers and employees. General availability of Azure is anticipated in early 2016, followed by Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online later in 2016.

    Janet Kennedy, President of Microsoft Canada, says delivering cloud services from data centres on Canadian soil opens up significant new cloud-based possibilities for organizations who must adhere to strict data storage compliance codes. “We’re very proud to be delivering the Microsoft Cloud right here in Canada, for the benefit of Canadian innovators, entrepreneurs, governments and small businesses. Delivering the flexibility of hyper-scale, enterprise grade, locally deployed public cloud services is the ultimate Canadian hat trick.”

    Canadian Customers Already Using Cloud Today

    Canadian customers of all sizes are already in the Microsoft Cloud. Even today, Microsoft delivers cloud-based email, Office 365, and CRM Online to more than 80,000 Canadian businesses. Companies like Air Canada, Quebecor and Hatch are saving money while empowering their employees to collaborate, be more productive and mobile with Office 365, Yammer, and Skype for Business. “Information systems and technology continue to be a differentiator for Hatch as it helps us to gain advantages in the marketplace – our use of Microsoft cloud is an integral part of this success. We are now able to focus on our business while benefiting from all the innovation Microsoft offers with a Service Level Agreement we can count on.” Christopher Taylor, Global Director, Hatch.

    Diply.com is a great example of an Ontario-based start-up leveraging Microsoft Azure, the company’s cloud-based infrastructure. The company delivers 850M page views per month on Microsoft Azure and owns no servers. Diply.com is able to rent servers from Microsoft by the hour based simply on the demand they receive. “We only pay for what we use,” said Gary Manning, CTO and co-founder at Diply.com. “We estimate our cost per 1,000 users is only $0.07! We’d never be able to build that back-end infrastructure ourselves.”

    Governments in Canada Welcome the Microsoft Cloud

    Ontario’s Deputy Premier and President of Treasury Board, Deb Matthews, applauded Microsoft’s commitment to enabling Ontario businesses to compete globally.

    “This commitment by Microsoft will further enhance the ability of Ontario’s innovative business sector to thrive and compete with the best in the world,” said Matthews. “To date more than 3,200 Canadian startups have benefited from joining the free BizSpark program, many of which are based in Ontario. By bringing the power of the cloud to Canada and providing free access through BizSpark, our entrepreneurs can truly compete with the best in the world.”

    John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, praised the announcement as a significant boost to Toronto’s digital infrastructure.

    “Together with Microsoft, we’re bringing Toronto into the 21st Century,” said Mayor John Tory. “Toronto is home to a skilled and talented work force that is ready to bring ideas to life. The City is committed to investing in state-of-the-art infrastructure that’s needed to attract good jobs and fuel innovation.”

    Tory noted that it’s estimated that more than 14,000 jobs in Toronto are connected to cloud computing.

    To learn more about Microsoft’s cloud touching down in Canada visit reimagine.microsoft.ca

    Additional Quotes

    “Microsoft gives us the high-performance infrastructure we need to handle major fluctuations in traffic and demand for a majority of our media websites,” said Richard Roy, Vice President of IT and Chief Technology Officer, Quebecor. “We only pay for what we use, eliminating the need for costly up-front investment in hardware. Microsoft has completely transformed the way we build new IT environments – what used to take days or weeks can now be done in a matter of minutes. Our move to Microsoft’s cloud with has enabled us to innovate rapidly in response to changing forces in our industry.”

    “We decided to move to the cloud with the Office 365 suite because of the globalization of CDPQ’s investment activities and our need for simplified collaboration among our teams around the world”, said Pierre Miron, CDPQ’s Executive Vice-President, Operations and Information Technologies. “CDPQ also welcomes Microsoft’s decision to establish two data centers in Canada, one in Quebec City and the other in Toronto,” added Miron.

    “The City of Regina partnered with Microsoft Canada in 2013 to become one of Canada’s first public sector organizations to embrace Office365,” said Chris Fisher, Director of IT, City of Regina. “That strategic decision, which raised eyebrows amongst our peers, continues to pay dividends as the product matures. It is helping the City find cost-effective ways for employees to efficiently communicate with each other and the public.”

    “As proud Canadians and creators of the world’s first 100% cloud-based digital asset management system, we’re eagerly awaiting the new Canadian data centres coming online next year,” said David MacLaren, President & CEO of MediaValet. “Since launching the first version of MediaValet in late 2010, we’ve had opportunities to work with healthcare, government and higher education organizations in Canada, but been hampered by their rigorous data compliance needs. Microsoft’s investment in a Canadian cloud will open up doors to significant sectors of the Canadian market and help us grow our market share on home soil.”

    • 1/6/2015

    [CCIE COLLABORATION] Intercluster Lookup Service (ILS)

    Lorsque le service de recherche Intercluster (ILS) est configuré sur plusieurs clusters, ILS permet de conserver l'état actuel de clusters distants

    Le service de découverte de cluster ILS permet d'échanger automatiquemnt de l'information entre les clusters

    ILS supporte la fonctionnalité globale de réplication de plan de numérotation et ne fonctionne que sur le gestionnaire de noeud de publication de communications unifiées.

    L'exemple ci-dessous montre la configuration entre deux clusters dun partage des informations de l'annuaire URI.

    1/ Configuration du partage de l'annuaire URI pour chaque cluster:

    Aller dans Advanced Features - ILS Configuration et activer: Exchange Global Dial Plan Replication Data with Remote Clusters

    Cluster 1:

    Cluster 2:

    2/ Configuration du mode d'échange entre les clusters:

    Configuration du cluster en 2 en mode hub.

    Dans cette exemple, j'utilise un mot de passe.

    Étant le premier hub, laisser le champ vide.

    Configurer le cluster 1 en mode spoke.

    Dans la fenetre "ILS Cluster Registration", préciser l'IP du Hub.


    3/ Validation du bon fonctionnement:

    Cluster 1:

    Cluster 2: