Its now possible to use GoToMeeting integration from the Lync 2010 client (since this is client side integration it should also work just fine with Lync Online / Office 365).
To initiate a Meet Now session simply install the latest version of the GoToMeeting client.
Then just right click and choose GoToMeeting
Im not sure of what I think of this yet, its like CUCILync but for meetings, but in general im pro to have options so I guess its good. Like in a scenario where you run Lync fully internally but one particular customer of yours runs their meetings in gotomeeting, well why not use this sort of integration then?
Source: Thanks Ove
So today I received an email saying I passed the Exam 74-322: Microsoft Lync Server 2010-Advanced Design and Deployment
Or actually I took this one during the beta back in February but I haven’t heard back until now when I received the passed email.
Well its time for some new tests anyway so this is old news as the Lync Server 2013 are about to be checked to the list as well.
This is cool
The Device Selection Tool for Microsoft® Lync 2010 is an online, web-based tool that:
- Recommend unified communications (UC) devices to end users based on their mobility and communication behaviors.
- Help IT decision makers select appropriate UC devices for their users.
The Device Selection Tool for Microsoft® Lync™ 2010 is a stand-alone web application that can be deployed to your company’s intranet. Once deployed, the tool asks users to respond to a series of survey questions about their unified communications (UC) needs and behaviors. Based on their responses, the tool identifies their user profiles and recommends devices that fit their UC requirements.
Download here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35408&WT.mc_id=rss_office_allproducts
The following prerequisites are required to run the installer for this application:
- SQL Server 2008
- .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 installed on the system
- Username and password of administrator account to run the MSI
- All IIS features under Management Tools installed:
- IIS Management Console
- IIS Management Scripts and Tools
- Management Service
- IIS 6 Management Compatibility (and all underlying features)
- Roles/Web Server (IIS)/Role Services/Application Development
- Roles/Web Server (IIS)/Role Services/Common HTTP Features
A colleague of mine Mikael Nyström has written a post on how to Installing Lync 2010 using a VB Script wrapper in MDT – yea if that makes sense to you go check it out: http://deploymentbunny.com/2012/09/04/back-to-basic-application-deployment-in-mdt-using-a-vb-script-wrapper/
I’m personally involved in two different user groups with the base on linkedin.
Both groups are nearing 300 members and I think that’s a good number of the people representing the community in Sweden on these products.
Are you a member yet? If not you should definitely sign up (almost all of the talking is in Swedish though but that’s what translate.bing.com is for right)
Office 365 Sweden – Microsoft Cloud User Group
SUCK – Svenska UC Klubben
Inspired by Ståle Hansen (Wiki: Lync Server 2010 Features and How to Configure Them) and the blog series on productivity by Matt Landis and Myself I wanted to create this wiki collection of productivity tips on how to work smarter with Lync 2010 for the end users of Lync. (u know those other people that actually work with the stuff we plays with all days…
Please fill in with your blog posts, videos, links and whatever else you find useful in your daily life working with Lync 2010.
This is one more reason why you should use presentation mode in Windows 7 when doing a presentation (or when a customer is sitting next to you).
The first part to why you should use it can be found here: http://www.ultimate-communications.com/2012/01/productivity-tips-use-presentation-mode-when-you-dont-want-to-be-disturbed/
So, How do you enable it?
Just hit start and type “presentation” and hit enter. That should open up the Adjust settings before giving a presentation app.
EDIT: Pat Richard gave a great comment: If you do a lot of presentations, you can create a shortcut to “C:\Windows\System32\PresentationSettings.exe” which will bring up the dialog box at the click of a button.
In the Presentation Settings just mark the “I am currently giving a presentation” box and hit OK. And it might be a good idea to switch background to a nice company logo instead of that Diablo 3 pic that you have now.
This will result in the toast that pops up are a little more discreet.
And as you can see below it just says “Tommy Clarke is inviting you to a conversation.”
If we turn off the presentation mode, it would have shoved this instead.
Well that’s not an IM I want in front of 250 people
I’m not sure if its new or if I just haven’t ever seen it before?
CSContactImporter is a small tool for OCS 2007 R2 and Lync Server 2010 which allows an administrator to import contacts into the database.
Importers are included for AIM, Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, and for generic text based lists.
Download from http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=29558
The Lync 2010 bandwidth calculator is really a great tool to use when designing large and actually deployments of any size since it tells you so much great information, and this is great to put in the it-pro documentation that are later handed over to the customer.
It follows a flow chart where its divided into logical parts kind of the same way as we implement Lync and has hyperlinks to the next chapter so its just really easy to fill in.
But as you can see its really thought through and some steps to walkthrough before you get a good looking end result looking something like this
The tool can be downloaded from here http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=19011 and I really recommend you to read through the included document with the instructions before you get down to business.