Author Archives: Russ Kaufmann

Is it a Lync 2013 Client or is it a Skype for Business 2015 Client?

I was an OCS guy when Office Communications Server came out. I hated Live Communications Server, but it was a great first step. Then, they changed the name to Communications Server. I kind of liked that name. However, before Communications … Continue reading

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Certificates in Wrong Container–Lync Front-End Service Fails

The last couple of days, I have been having lots of fun (that was sarcasm for those that are sarcasm challenged) working with some colleagues on some certificate issues. Basically, the issue is that Lync Server 2013’s Front-End services will … Continue reading

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Skype for Web (Consumer)

Yes, it is for the Skype consumer version. I felt I had to be clear about that after having many discussions in the last couple of months about Skype for Business and explaining that there is a significant difference between … Continue reading

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Getting Lync User Connection Information

I posted in the past about how to identify where users are connecting to in Lync. I have used this script several times this week to find out what version users were using and what computer they were using. The … Continue reading

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Lync 2010 vs Lync 2013 Address Book Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting Address Book issues in Lync, I keep forgetting to ask users which version of the Lync client they are using. After all, it is a bit of a pain if you walk them through deleting their Global Address … Continue reading

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Lync Web Access for Anonymous Users–Failure

In my current job, I have been using Federation connections for many Lync meetings. My meetings include internal company participants and external participants that are Federated. I love having Lync meetings, and just making Lync phone calls to external users. … Continue reading

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Lync Web App and Google Chrome

There was a recent update to Lync Server 2013 (including Lync Server 2013 as found in Office 365) that included a new error page for Chrome users. It appears that Google dropped support for some older APIs that have been … Continue reading

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