Monthly Archives: June 2014

Identifying Federation Enabled Users, Including PIC

Microsoft had an agreement with Yahoo, AOL, and itself (Skype and Live Messenger) that enabled organizations to utilize Public IM Connectivity (PIC) to send instant messages between Lync environments and the PIC environments. Microsoft announced that they were going to … Continue reading

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How Many Front-Ends Should I Have in a Pool?

I keep hearing that there is some confusion regarding the number of servers in a Lync Front-End pool and how many can be down at one time before the pool fails. In Microsoft Failover Clusters, you need over 50%. If … Continue reading

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Lync Delegate Permissions

I have been struggling with this one for a few days. Here is the issue: A user gives a delegate access to their calendar, or full access to their mailbox. This is a pretty common scenario where a Boss and … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Lync Online (or Office 365)? Don’t Forget TRIPP

I just wanted to remind everyone about the Transport Reliability IP Probe (TRIPP) testing tool that is available from Microsoft. This tool tests connectivity from remote locations to the Lync Online data center(s). With the massive push to Office 365, … Continue reading

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