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Configuring User Federation, Remote Access, and Public IM in Lync

If you are configuring the Federation, Remote Access, or Public IM (PIC) features for Lync users in a script (i.e. that is part of a nightly process), you might be confused by 3 potentially different methods of configuring these features:

1) Lync External Access Policies

Set with the New-CsExternalAccessPolicy cmdlet

2) Lync User Attributes

Available on the Get-CsUser Powershell cmdlet: EnabledForFederation EnabledForInternetAccess PublicNetworkEnabled

3) User AD Settings for Federation and Remote Access

msRTCSIP-FederationEnabled msRTCSIP-InternetAccessEnabled msRTCSIP-OptionFlags (contains a bitmask value which sets the PIC feature)

If you have a background administering user features in OCS, you might be tempted to reuse an existing OCS script for Lync to configure these feature . . . → Read More: Configuring User Federation, Remote Access, and Public IM in Lync

May 2011 Update for the Lync Client

A quick post – the May 2011 udpate for the Lync client is available. It addresses 4 issues: 2551849 Lync 2010 still polls for the conversation history of a non-listed contact 2551847 Lync 2010 still polls for the voice mail of a non-listed contact 2551846 An update is available that adds npMeetingJoinPluginOC.dll and MeetingJoinAxOC.dll files to Lync 2010 2551848 The Office Communicator Object Model API requires calling additional subscription to stop polling subscriptions in a Lync 2010 environment You can download the update here: Lync.msp x86 package. Lync.msp X64 package. The corresponding knowledge base article (KB 2551268) is here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2551268. . . . → Read More: May 2011 Update for the Lync Client

Lync Updates Available on Microsoft Update

Several people have inquired about this in the past.

Today, the Microsoft Lync team officially announced that both the Microsoft Lync Client and Server Updates are Available on Microsoft Update. They also acknowledged that this is the first time, which explains why the previous updates, such as January 2011, were not available.

The April updates should be available as of today.

You can read more about it here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2011/05/09/lync-updates-available-on-microsoft-update.aspx.

Microsoft to Acquire Skype

Posted on the Microsoft InsideOCS blog:

> http://blog.insideocs.com/2011/05/10/microsoft-to-acquire-skype/