Mattias at PowerBit will hold a Dialogic seminar the 25th of April and I suggest that you check it out if you are interested in Lync and voice (it’s a live event in Stockholm btw.)
If you have set up “Allow automatic discovery of federated partners” you cant just run get-csalloweddomains to get a list of the domains you federate with since you are open to federation business with who ever wants to, so how do you get a list of all the domains that you federate with???
Well, back in OCS you could see a list in the MMC of all the domains that you federated with but where do we find this in Lync?
Look no further than the Event Viewer and just look for the Event ID 14601. You should see a list of all the partner domains that your employees are talking to.
And while we are talking federation, I hope you haven’t missed my fellow MVP Matt Landis Federation project list. http://windowspbx.blogspot.com/2011/09/usa-microsoft-lync-federation-directory_02.html
And it got some great stuff in it, so make sure to download and put it on your intrawebz.
This zipped folder contains all of the available training and user education resources for Microsoft Lync 2010. The included Lync Training Plans workbook helps you choose the resources that will work best for your users.
Lync CU5 is out and there are some good stuff in it…
One of the most talked about new features is that Video Calling for RCC-Enabled Users was added. Great news for some orgs that still sits with PBX´s.
But there are still some caveats to this that can be read about in the NextHop post by Jamie Stark
It is also now possible to use DFS fileshares in topology builder, details here: 2666344 You cannot add a DFS file share as a file store in Topology Builder of Lync Server 2010.
Some other fixes of notice:
2621841 A Lync 2010 user can still send files that contain a long file name after the file transfer is blocked
2664650 Microsoft push notification messages are not delivered to Lync mobile clients
2658817 Calls do not always connect if you have a DNS balancer and multi-homed network deployed in a Lync Server 2010 environment
2675221 A Front End Server does not route network traffic to Lync 2010 Mobile clients if the Collocated Mediation Server option is enabled in Lync Server 2010
2670434 A user cannot sign in by using a mobile device in a Lync Server 2010 environment that has Mobility Service deployed
And many more fixes…
It can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=11551
And one more thing: Don’t forget to update the Database. Best practices when updating Lync servers can be found here. http://www.ultimate-communications.com/2011/12/best-practices-when-updating-lync-server-with-those-cumulative-updates-lync/