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Microsoft Lync 2010 for the iPhone and iPad Released

February 23, 2012 Update:

A significant update was made to the Android client. The big news is that the Android client now supports call via work. Ken Lasko has an excellent write-up on this update at: http://ucken.blogspot.com/2012/02/lync-mobile-for-android-updated.html.

The long awaited official Microsoft Lync 2010 clients for the iPhone and iPad were released on the Apple App Store this morning:

iPhone: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-lync-2010-for-iphone/id484293461?mt=8 iPad: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-lync-2010-for-ipad/id484222449?mt=8

A good tip from Tommy Clarke is to watch for Lync iOS clients connected through a corporate WiFi that do not have the root Certificate Authority installed: http://www.ultimate-communications.com/2011/12/lync-for-ios-and-certificates/.

This completes the Lync client releases for all major smartphone platforms. Earlier this month the Android and Windows . . . → Read More: Microsoft Lync 2010 for the iPhone and iPad Released

Lync 2010 Mobility Service and Documentation Available

Note – this blog post is being continually updated, so check back often.

The Server Pieces

Microsoft has released the server-side components and accompanying documentation to support the new Lync Mobile Clients that are coming out soon:

Server-side Components: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Mobility Service and Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Autodiscover Service Documentation Download: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Mobility Guide

There is also excellent TechNet documentation available for Planning, Deploying, and Monitoring mobile:

Planning for Mobility Deploying Mobility Monitoring Mobility for Performance

These server-side components, plus the additional infrastructure changes, will enable your Lync 2010 deployment to support the new Lync Mobility client for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone . . . → Read More: Lync 2010 Mobility Service and Documentation Available

Lync Client and Server Cumulative Update Package (CU4)

The latest Lync Client and Server update (as of December 6, 2011) was released a couple of weeks ago and is called Cumulative Update (aka ‘CU4’). I finally had a chance to read about it and install it.

It can be downloaded here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?&id=11551. The associated knowledge base article is here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2493736

Note: this udpate is referred to as the “Cumulative update for Lync Server 2010: November 2011” in the mobility documentation.

Server Updates

In addition to many fixes, as it has been reported, CU4 on the server-side is significant because that it contains updates that partially readies the server for the new Lync mobility functionality and clients that are . . . → Read More: Lync Client and Server Cumulative Update Package (CU4)

"Profiles for Lync" - a Lync Client Profile Manager

I was about half-way through writing a similar Lync client extension, when I was alerted to a similar little Lync application called “Profiles for Lync”.

“Profiles for Lync” is a small Windows application that manages, and allows you to switch between, multiple Lync client profiles. This is particularly useful if you have several Lync environments that you connect to from the same client machine. For me, I have my main Lync ‘production’ environment, a Lync Online account, and several Lync lab identities.

This tool allows me to easily switch between environments.

You can read about is and download it here: https://greiginsydney.com/profiles-for-lync/#more-740.

Great work Greig!