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5 Tips to Tame the Teams Fire Hose

If you are like many users in an organization where Teams adoption is growing fast, you are being added to a LOT of teams. After a certain point, it becomes daunting; an overwhelming list of teams and activity that is akin to drinking from a fire hose. Most chat based collaboration app’s suffer from this challenge – how do you allow end-users to participate in all of the projects and teams they are part of it, yet, allow them to focus on what they need to do?

There are many different approaches to this problem, and the right one depends on your situation (how many Teams and Channels and . . . → Read More: 5 Tips to Tame the Teams Fire Hose

New Lync 2013 Mobile Clients & VOIP have Arrived

April 4, 2013 Update: the Lync 2013 client for Android is now available:

Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.lync15 Troubleshooting issues with Microsoft Lync 2013 for Android: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2834018/en-us Android smartphone devices that are supported for use with Lync 2013 for Android: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2829747/en-us

March 12, 2013 Update: the Lync 2013 Mobile Clients for the iPhone, iPad, and the Windows Phone are now available in their respective app stores. These new clients enable voice and video over IP and point-to-point and multi-party video. Here are the links to the respective mobile client downloads:

iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-lync-2013-for-ipad/id605608899?mt=8 iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-lync-2013-for-iphone/id605841731?mt=8 Windows Phone 8: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/lync-2013/d85d8a57-0f61-4ff3-a0f4-444e131d8491

Important Notes:

The new Lync 2013 clients require Lync Server 2013 with CU1 installed . . . → Read More: New Lync 2013 Mobile Clients & VOIP have Arrived

Updated Lync iPhone Client is Available

A quick post to pass along that a new version of the Lync client for the iPhone is available. This update resolves the issue where multiple push notification would occur for a single IM under specific circumstances (listed in the associated KB article below).

The updated iPhone client is available on the iTunes AppStore here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-lync-2010-for-iphone/id484293461?mt=8.

The corresponding KB article is here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2728915.

Note: users should sign-out of the Lync application before applying the update. This will avoid abnormal termination of the Lync session.

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)

Blackberry Support for Microsoft Lync is Now Available

BES 5.0 SP3 adds support for Microsoft Lync 2010. See http://blog.insideocs.com/2011/04/05/blackberry-support-for-ocs-2007-r2-and-lync-is-now-available/.